MOWA MEMBERS

MOWA MEMBERS

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Mark Sak

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mark Sak has been a big part of the Michigan Outdoor Industry for over 20 years.  He began his career as an outdoor writer and tournament angler on the Michigan…
Jeff is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer from Lapeer, Michigan and is a regular contributor to several national and regional hunting and fishing publications. He is fortunate to live…
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Rick Fowler

Vice President

Rick Fowler has been a freelance outdoor writer for the past 24 years. His articles have been published in numerous magazine such as MICHIGAN OUTDOOR NEWS, WOODS-N-WATER, HOOKS AND BULLETS,…
Darin Potter’s passion for outdoor writing began at the age of twelve when he first began writing in a journal that his parents bought him on a family camping trip…
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Jacob VanHouten

Board Member

Jacob VanHouten is a freelance outdoor writer, photographer and biologist; Full-time college Professor of Environmental Science and Biology. Member, past President and board member of Outdoor Writers Association of America…
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Amanda Wais

Board Member

Amanda is a transplanted Michigan resident, but don’t hold that against her – at least she moved straight to the U.P.!  Upon her uprooting in 2005, the new Michigan soil,…
David V. Graham has been a member of MOWA since 1987, two years after he became the outdoor writer for The Flint Journal. He served nine years on the MOWA…
Born and raised in southeastern Michigan, Dennis Neely is an award winning freelance writer and photographer. He is an active member of the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association and the Outdoor…
Bill Parker has been writing about Michigan’s outdoors for 30 years and has been the editor of Michigan Outdoor News since its inception in January 2000. Prior to that he…
I’ve been writing articles for publication for about 50 years now. I started writing outdoor material and taking outdoor photos for Marquette’s daily newspaper, The Mining Journal, when I was…
Ryan Walker began sharing his passion for the outdoors and experiences in nature in 2003 as co-host of the radio program, Walker’s Outdoor Obsession. That initial foray into outdoor communication…
Duck Hunter 50 years–all three flyways, brackish and fresh waters Duck & Goose Calling Contestant and Judge; with DU 40 yrs Attended U.S. Fish & Wildlife Training School at advent…
Jonathan Schechter is the Nature Education Writer for Oakland County Parks and an active member of The Wilderness Medical Society as well as being the current Vice President of MOWA.…
Tom Lounsbury has been a freelance outdoor writer/photographer for more than 32 years. He has written a weekly outdoor newspaper column for more than 31 years per the Huron Daily…
Russ Fimbinger is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer. His articles and photos have appeared in Michigan outdoor magazines and newspapers for the past 30 years. He has been a…
Lane Walker is an award-winning author and outdoor writer. He has published over 250 articles professionally in newspapers and magazines across the country. Lane is a former elementary school teacher…
Mark Romanack, host of Fishing 411 TV and Outdoor Writer is a Michigan resident and lifelong outdoorsmen. Mark got his BS degree from Northern Michigan University, majoring in Conservation and…
Tom Pink has been a freelance writer since 1986. He often writes about waterfowl hunting and general nature observations, but he has written about hunting turkeys, white-tailed deer, small game,…
Veteran outdoor broadcaster Mike Avery is the host and producer of the syndicated Outdoor Magazine Radio show. That three hour weekly program has been on the air for more than…
For more than 45 years, Bill Semion has been a news / feature writing / public relations professional with extensive experience in managing, writing and editing press releases, feature articles,…
Jim Bedford was born in eastern Washington but has been a southern Michigan resident since 1950 and has been an avid river angler almost that long. He lives with his…
The truth of the matter is I’ve had nothing but fun
Bob Garner was born in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Clarkston. Though he considers himself “the least interesting person I know,” he has been a longstanding figure in the…
Editor Emeritus, American Shooting Magazine. The web’s first traditional shootingsports magazine...  Outdoor Writer, Certified Firearms Instructor, Commercial Photographer, Disabled Uva Ulam Videndo Varia Fit
Married to Becky, with three adult children. Saginaw Valley State College alum Retired from law enforcement Outfitter and Guide as my ‘second’ career Own/operate: Wild Game Dynasty, A professional hunting…
Owner of Willoughby Press, Printing and Publishing. Have retired from the printing side of the business but am still involved in the publishing side. Have been working with Commemorative Bucks…
Tom Buchkoe is a third generation Yooper and a native of Marquette. He graduated from Bishop Baraga HS in Marquette and earned a BA degree in Art from St Johns…
A freelancer since 1980, Tom Carney has won more than 60 awards for his books, photography, and journalism in areas as diverse as travel, nature and outdoor recreation, humor, news…
Bill Diem has been a member of MOWA since the early 1970s, when he was the outdoor editor t the Escanaba Daily Press. For a long time since then he…
Raised in the era of Hippy love, magical mystery tours, and personal enlightenment
Raised in the era of Hippy love, magical mystery tours, and personal enlightenment of the 1960’s in Ann Arbor Michigan, John knew at an early age he was born to…