Association Update: July 2011

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Karl Malcolm
Amber Pratt
Mathew A. Soberg
Alex Turner


Bill Brassard, National Shooting Sports Foundation, 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470. (H) 203-426-6848, (W) 203-4261320, (F) 203-421-1245, Director of communications, National Shooting Sports Foundation. Regularly produces press releases, blog posts, magazine articles and video posts, give presentations and speeches, serve as media spokesperson and manage the SHOT Show press room. (Andrea Zimmermann) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Glenn Sapir.
Billy E. Brown, 108 River Oaks Court, Durango, CO 81303. (H) 970-259-2224, Retired CPA, investment advisor and financial planner. Working on a series of short stories appropriate for magazine publication or combined for a book. (Pamela) Applying for Associate Membership; sponsored by Paul Queneau.
Shelby Gonzalez, Northern Wilds, 1617 E. Second St., Apt. E, Duluth, MN 55812. (H) 218-341-2584, (W) 218-341-2584, Managing editor of Northern Wilds, a bimonthly outdoor publication. Also writes for a variety of other magazines and newspapers, including credits in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, Minnesota Trails, Outdoor News, Lake Superior Magazine and others. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Shawn Perich.
Nancy Reece Jones, Words Rule!, 734 KM Ranch Rd., Whitefish, MT 59937. (H) 406-257-1840, (F) 406-257-1840, Began outdoors communications as a seasonal interpretive aide at Rocky Mountain National Park during college. Has since worked for an environmental consulting firm, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Began freelancing in 2005 and launched her business, Words Rule! in 2007. Currently writes primarily for the Great Falls Tribune, the Glacier National Park visitors guide and other local magazines, including Flathead Living. (Ken) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Gail Jokerst.
John McLaughlin, 7705 S. Arnette Rd., Grain Valley, MO 64029. (H) 816-838-8240, Student at University of Missouri, studying science and agricultural journalism. Founder and president of the University of Missouri student chapter of OWAA. Applying for Student Membership; sponsored by Sharon Wood-Turley.
Johnathan O’Dell, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 1688 S. Longspur Lane, Gilbert, AZ 85295. (H) 480-980-4767, (W) 623236-7357, Small game biologist, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Frequently asked to write about topics related to hunting and species considered game for Arizona Wildlife Views. Also writes a monthly piece for a local sportsmans group newsletter. (Jeri) Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Gary Schafer.
Joseph Kenneth Pecoraro, 2700 Old Highway 633, Apt. 12-303, Columbia, MO 65201. (H) 847-507-7373, jkpxd@ Currently a junior at the University of Missouri, majoring in agricultural journalism with an environmental emphasis. Vice President of the University of Missouri student chapter of OWAA. Applying for Student Membership; sponsored by Bill Allen.
Stefan A. Slater, 3961 Blackbird Way, Calabasas, CA 91302. (H) 818-222-1354, (W) 818-281-2864, Paid intern at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and freelance surf writer. Applying for Associate Membership; sponsored by Mary Nickum.
Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Wilderness Lodges, P.O. Box 298, Gorham, NH 03581. Contact: Rob Burbank, public affairs director. (W) 603-466-8155, (F) 603-466-2822, rburbank@, The Appalachian Mountain Club operates three sporting camps for the public in Maine’s 100-mile wilderness region, where guests can enjoy fly-fishing for Maine brook trout as well as hiking, paddling and cross-country skiing on a growing network of groomed trails.
Havalon Knives, 3726 Lonsdale St., Cincinnati, OH 45227. Contact: Paul Shwartz, sales manager. (W) 800-638-4770, (F) 800628-3450,, Maker of replaceable scalpel blade knives for complete field dressing.
Travel Manitoba, 155 Carlton St., 7th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C3H8 Canada. Contact: Cathy Senecal, manager, global media relations. (W) 204-927-7827, (F) 204-927-7828, csenecal@, Travel Manitoba promotes sustainable tourism throughout the central Canadian province in partnership with Manitoba’s tourism industry, including numerous fly-in and drive-in hunting and fishing lodges and outfitters. Manitoba’s outdoor attractions span from the subartic wilderness and Hudson Bay coast in the far north to rivers and lakes of the boreal forests and praries near the U.S. border. The agency organizes and hosts familiarization trips for outdoor writers as well as the general travel media.


Wildlife Research Center Inc., 14485 Azurite Street, NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. Contact: Ron Bice, communications director. (W) 763-427-3350, (Toll Free) 800-873-5873, (F) 763-427-8354,, Makers of genuine Wildlife Research Center Scents, Scent Elimination and Scent Dispenser products. Will cheerfully provide information and photos on Wildlife Research Center hunting scents products.

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