Association Update: October 2013

New Members:

  • Leon Archer
  • Bryce Bekar
  • Jenni Bidner
  • Christen Duxbury
  • Rick Fowler
  • Sarah Grigg
  • Robert Henke
  • Edward Kanze
  • Lynda Lambert
  • Marie Majarov
  • David Majure
  • Richard A. Minich
  • John Rust
  • Johnny Sain Jr.
  • Hank Shaw
  • Brian Wright

Proposed New Members:

Proposed member listings include references to acronyms that relate to Skills, Subject Matter, and Sections. A key for those acronyms can be found here.

  • Tod Cheney, 716 Range Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614. (H) 207-374-5428, (W) 207-374-5428, Writer, photographer and blogger. (Holly Bixby) Skills: BCOSX; Subject Matter: GKMRU; Sections: Magazine, Newspaper and Photography. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Tom Sadler.
  • John P. Harris, 1806 W. Gibson St., Scranton, PA 18504. (H) 570-575-0757,, Author of book and video, “Beyond My Wildest Dreams.” Hunting and fishing guide. Scuba diving instructor. Poet and comedian. Founder, Team Earth, Jack’s international litter up. Skills: BILOS; Subject Matter: ABCDIQRS; Sections: TV/Video. Applying for Associate Membership; sponsored by Tim Mead.
  • Michael Kallok, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine, 7517 Tempo Terrance NE, Fridley, MN 55432. (H) 651-238-0622, (C) 651-238-0622, (W) 651-259-5363,, Has worked as a journalist specializing in stories about environmental issues, natural resources, and outdoor recreation opportunities in the upper Midwest since 2004. For the past five years, has worked full time as writer, editor, and manager of online content for Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. (Kelly Lee Jude) Skills: EIOW; Subject Matter: ACEGILMNOQRSTU; Sections: Magazine and Media/Communications. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Michael Furtman.
  • Nadia White, University of Montana, 109 Westview Dr., Missoula, MT 59803. (C) 406-529-9839, (W) 406-243-6720, Teaches environmental and natural science reporting and other classes at the University of Montana School of Journalism. Also freelances for publications including High Country News, Headwall, Fly Rod & Reel and Media Shift. Previously worked as reporter and editor covering Wyoming and federal land management policies and politics for the Casper Star Tribune. Also worked as a reporter at the Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera, the Stillwater (Minn.) Evening Gazette and the Lewiston (Maine) Sun. Skills: ELN; Subject Matter: GLOR; Sections: Newspaper. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Paul Queneau.

Reinstated Members:

  • Daniel W. Draz, (Active Member) 931 W. 75th St., Ste. 137-303, Naperville, IL 60565. (H) 630-428-3751, Published author, now writing freelance articles for the outdoor industry detailing interesting, humorous and unique observations of the angling experience in addition to father- and- son fishing adventures. Additionally in development of multimedia content for outdoor radio and researching a book on Midwest angling. Curently published monthly in Outdoor Notebook, a regional hunting and fishing publication in Illinois and Indiana. Striving toward national publication in the outdoor industry and trying to expand outdoor writing as a freelance destination and outdoor travel writer.
  • Paul Lebowitz, (Active Member) 9630 Capricorn Way, San Diego, CA 92126. (H) 858-578-0373, (W) 858-254-3600,, Work is focused on fishing and paddle sports. Editor, Kayak Fish. Contributor to Paddler magazine, Kayak Fishing, Pacific Coast Sportfishing, FishRap, Sea Kayaker, Canoe and Kayak Online and other publications; contributor of news stories to California’s sportfishing press. (Susan)

Credentials Reviews:
The following members have successfully passed the review of their member credentials:

  • Jill Adler
  • James Casey Allen
  • Natalie Bartley
  • Christopher James Batha
  • Celeste C. Baumgartner
  • Ric Burnley
  • T. J. Conrads
  • Bill Crumrine
  • Marc Folco
  • R. C. “Bert” Gildart
  • James C. Halfpenny
  • Julie Hammonds
  • Billy Higginbotham
  • George Ingram
  • Susan D. Jewell
  • Roy K. Keefer
  • Joel Lucks
  • Terence McBurney
  • James McCann
  • Sean Mulready
  • Larry G. Myhre
  • Jim Peters
  • Alberto Rey
  • Mark Sak
  • Charlie Slovensky
  • Jerry L. Smalley
  • Lowell Strauss
  • Tom Watson

New Supporting Groups, Agencies and Businesses:

Supporting Group listings include references to acronyms that relate to resources they provide. A key for those acronyms can be found at
  • Allison+Partners, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 204, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Contact: Amy O’Hara, senior account executive. (W) 623-201-5558,, Allison+Partners is a fast-growing, best-in-class, communications firm with 13 offices on three continents and 160 colleagues. Supporter Resources: CGIOP.
  • Conservation Hawks, 178 Wolf Creek Ranch Rd., Bigfork, MT 59911. Contact: Todd Tanner, chairman. (W) 406-291-0857,, Conservation Hawks is a group of passionate hunters and anglers devoted to protecting our sporting heritage and passing on a healthy natural world to our kids and grandkids. Our motto is “Hunters and Anglers Defending our Future.” We’re currently focused on educating sportsmen about the looming threat of climate change. We’re working on climate change because it’s the most important issue we face. Supporter Resources: C.

Reinstated Supporting Groups, Agencies and Businesses

  • G. Loomis Inc., 1359 Down River Dr., Woodland, WA 98674. Contact: Bruce Holt, director of communications. (W) 360-225-6516, (Toll Free) 800-662-8818,, Manufactuer of high performance graphite fishing rods! Our mission? To make every day on the water memorable! Supporter Resources: IP.

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