Tahoe Quarterly announces management changes

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tahoe Quarterly and one of the magazine’s co-founders, Chaco Mohler, have announced Mohler is transitioning out of his role as the magazine’s publisher and editor. J.D. Publishing, which runs Tahoe Quarterly’s sister publications Big Sky Journal and Western Art & Architecture, bought a controlling interest in Tahoe Quarterly, signaling a change in the 12-year old magazine. Jared Swanson assumes Mohler’s role as publisher while Managing Editor Kyle Magin assumes the magazine’s editor role.”Helping create Tahoe Quarterly and guiding its growth has been an incredible opportunity,” said Mohler, the magazine’s first editor-in-chief. “The experience of being part of the TQ team will be a highlight of my career.” Mohler and Doug Swanson are also co-founders of VTour, the industry-leading virtual reality technology – recently re-branded as XplorIT – which is employed on county, city and business websites throughout the West.”Chaco’s contribution to the success of Tahoe Quarterly has been immeasurable,” said Doug Swanson. “He’s been instrumental in creating something we’re very proud of.” Tahoe Quarterly has twice been a finalist for “Best Regional Publication” in the Western Publication Association’s MAGGIE Awards and a finalist for “Best Website” and “Best Digital Edition.” The magazine won numerous ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation contests, including multiple “Best Covers.””We wish Chaco all the best in his new endeavor. Chaco remains a minority stakeholder in Tahoe Quarterly and Xplorit and we will benefit from continued association at that level while he will be missed on an everyday basis,” said Swanson.Tahoe Quarterly’s next issue commemorates the 10th Anniversary of its TQ Mountain Home Awards. The magazine is a success story of contemporary publishing, with revenues and circulation rebounding out of the recession.Mohler joins the multi-media firm Destination Media Solutions as vice president but continues to serve as an advisor to Tahoe Quarterly during the transition. “Despite the fact that I’m moving on to new challenges, it’s gratifying to see Tahoe Quarterly prove that magazines, of a certain type, are here to stay,” Mohler said.For more information on the Tahoe Quarterly family of publications, visit the following websites:, and

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