Association Update: September 2011

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Bill Brassard
Billy E. Brown
Shelby Gonzalez
Nancy Reece Jones
John McLaughlin
Johnathan O’Dell
Joseph Kenneth Pecoraro
Stefan A. Slater


Bill Allen, University of Missouri, 110 Gentry Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. (H) 573-256-2414, (W) 573-884-7863, (F) 573-884-4444, Teaches science journalism (including agriculture and natural resources) at The University of Missouri-Columbia. Joint appointment between the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Journalism. (Debbie) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Jason Jenkins.
Carolee Boyles, P.O. Box 13166, Tampa, FL 33681. (H) 813-831-1944, (W) 813-831-1944, Boyles has been writing about the outdoors in some way or another since 1975
and freelancing since 1981. Covers hunting, shooting, fishing, conservation and the business of the outdoors. (Richard Marshall) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Tony Dolle.
Vincent Daniello, BlueWater Adventures, Inc., 27 Foliage View Rd., Lebanon, NH 03766. (H) 603-727-4390, (W) 603-727-4390, (F) 603-727-4391, Grew up fishing and diving in south Florida and the Bahamas. Turned those passions into professions by running private yachts, sport fishing boats and charter vessels, and later writing and shooting photographs for boating and fishing magazines. (Sarah Akerman) Applying
for Active Membership; sponsored by Ty Stockton.
Sandy Macys, 1464 Tucker Hill Rd., Fayston, VT 05673. (H) 802-496-2518, (W) 802-583-6581, (F) 802-496-3828, Staff photographer for Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt., taking photos of skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing and various outdoor activities. Also freelances for various publications, including Vermont Life, the Times Argus, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and others. Member, NEOWA. (Deborah S. Pinn) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Robert F. Sampson.
Mike McKenna, Sun Valley Magazine, P.O. Box 1909, Hailey, ID 83333. (H) 760-914-1877, (W) 208-788-0770, (F) 208-788-3881, Literary career began as a poet in New Hampsire, then as a newspaper and magazine staff writer and editor in California. Now working as a magazine and website editor in Idaho. (Brooke) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Carrie Wilson.
Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever, 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN 55110. (W) 651-209-4975, (F) 651-773-5500, Public relations specialist for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. Responsibilities include writing press releases, Web content, journal articles and e-newsletter articles, and working with media to assist in the promotion of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Anthony Hauck.
Robert Stone, P.O. Box 865, Red Lodge, MT 59068. (H) 406-446-3451, (W) 406-446-3451, Has been writer, photographer and publisher of Day Hike Books since 1991. Has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Books series. With 23 hiking guides in the series, many in their third and fourth editions, he has
hiked thousands of miles of trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii. Los Angeles Times best-selling author; awards from RMOWP, OWAC, NOWA and BATW. Resides in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and the California Central Coast. (Linda) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Carrie Wilson.


The following member has successfully passed the review of their member credentials:
Jack Ballard


TEARepair Inc., 2206 Knight Rd., Land O’Lakes, FL 34639. Contact: Nicole Bowen, customer service, sales. (W) 800-937-3716, (F) 813-966-4573,, Manufacturer of Tear-Aid, a peel and stick patch for repairing holes and tears.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 330 ARL, Arlington, VA 22203. Contact: Chris Tollefson, chief, office of public affairs. (W) 703-358-2220, (F) 703-358-1930,, Functions to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


Patrick Baker, 2465 Upper Mill Branch Rd., Grundy, VA 24614.
Koenig Group Inc., Paul G. Koenig, 636-614-6729.
Forever Resorts, 7501 E McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Contact: Darla Cook, vice president, public relations. (W) 480-998-7199, ext. 7104. (F) 480-998-9965.
Chris Madson,
Pete Maina,

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