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Outdoors Unlimited® was created as a publication by members, for members.

OWAA’s mission: improve the professional skills of our members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators.


  • Tim Mead, North Carolina


  • 1st Vice President: Pat Wray, Oregon
  • 2nd Vice President: Christine Peterson, Wyoming
  • Secretary: Tom Wharton, Utah
  • Treasurer: Tom Sadler, Virginia


  • Gary Moore, Vermont
  • Ruth Hoyt, Texas
  • Ken Keffer, Iowa
  • John Kruse, Washington
  • Nick Lowrey, South Dakota
  • Shawn Perich, Minnesota
  • Emily Stone, Wisconsin
  • Ann Simpson, Virginia
  • Danielle Taylor, Pennsylvania


  • Attorney: William Jay Powell, Missouri
  • Medical: William W. Forgey, Indiana
  • Supporter Liaison: Katie McKalip, Montana


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Membership & Conference Services Director: Vacant
Publications Editor: Suzanne Downing

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