Address: 502 Leicester Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803
Graduate, Duluth Cathedral High School
Graduate, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Contributing Editor for Ducks Unlimited Magazine; Feature
Writer, Puddler Magazine (Ducks Unlimited's children's
Author of hundreds of magazine articles. Publications
include: Boy's Life;
Boundary Waters Journal; Bugle (Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation); CANOE; Ducks Unlimited Magazine; Field &
and Wildlife Today; Fly Fisherman; Fly Rod & Reel; Geo-Korea; Gun Dog; Lone Star
Outdoors; Midwest Living;
Minnesota Conservation Volunteer; Minnesota Outdoor News; Midwest Fly Fishing; Minnesota Monthly; Northern
Wilds; Pheasants Forever Journal; Outdoor America (Izaak
Walton League); Sky Magazine
(Delta Airlines); Sports Afield; Terra Savauge; TROUT; Texas Parks and Wildlife, Wildfowl;
Wisconsin Outdoor News; and
Current Photography columnist, Northern Wilds; Current Marsh
Watch columnist, Ducks Unlimited Magazine. Former conservation columnist for
Midwest Fly Fishing.
Former columnist on wetland and waterfowl conservation
for Wildfowl magazine; former columnist for
Author of: The Ducks Unlimited Story -- 75th Anniversary Book
(2011, Ducks Unlimited); Why Birds Do That (2004 Willow Creek Press); Whitetail
Hunting (2004 Creative Publishing International);
Duck Country (2001 Ducks Unlimited); Magic on the Rocks
(2000 Birch Portage Press);
On the Wings of a North Wind
(2000 Adventure Publishing);
Grouse, Woodland Drummer (1999 NorthWord Press);
Country (1998 NorthWord Press); Seasons of the Elk (1997
NorthWord Press); Whitetail
- Phantom of the Forest (1996 NorthWord Press);
(1995 NorthWord Press); Sky Spirit, The American Bald Eagle (1994
Wild Goose Country (1992 NorthWord Press);
Canoe Country Camping
(1992 Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishing); On the Wings of a North Wind (1991
Stackpole Press); A
Season For Wilderness (1989 NorthWord Press); and A Boundary
Waters Fishing Guide (1984 Birch Portage Press).
Paddlesports; Birdwatching; Backcountry Treks;
American Safari (2000- 2001, all published by Discovery
Network/Insight Guides); Contributor, Nature's Tranquility,
Press, 1999: Contributor (foreword) to Elk
(Daniel J. Cox), 1992; Contributor (essay) to North
Writers, A Strong Woods Collection (John Henricksson,
Editor), 1991; Contributor (foreword) to Black Bear
(Daniel J. Cox), 1989.
Chased by the Light
(Jim Brandendburg, 1998);
the Wind, (Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick, 1994);
Wolf, (Jim Brandenburg, 1993)
Editor of Superior Experience, 1990-91, U.S.
Forest Service, Superior National Forest; Editor of
News, newsletter of the Lake Superior Steelhead
Association, 1982-89; Editor of Lake Superior Angler
Contributing Photographer for Puddler Magazine.
Photos have appeared in dozens of regional and national
magazines, including American Hunter; Arkansas Wildlife; Bird
Watchers Digest; Boundary Waters Journal;
Bugle (Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation); Field &
Stream; Fly Rod & Reel; Ducks Unlimited Magazine; Fish and
Wildlife Today; Gun Dog; Midwest Fly Fishing; Minnesota Conservation
Volunteer; Minnesota Outdoor News; Montana Outdoors; Northern Wilds; Outdoor America;
Pheasants Forever Journal; Puddler; Retriever Journal; Sporting Classics; Sky Magazine
Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine; The Loon; Wing and Shot;
Wildfowl; Wyoming Wildlife.
Photos in: The Ducks Unlimited Story (Ducks Unlimited);
Magic on the Rocks
Wings of A North Wind (Furtman);
Nature's Tranquility; Wild Goose
Country (Furtman); Painted Dreams (Conway);
of the North (Klein);
Canoe Country, An Embattled
Wilderness (Backes - front cover); Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness (Crowley and Link - cover and
A Boundary Waters Fishing Guide (Furtman).
Videographer, Ducks Unlimited.
Writer, scripts, Ducks Unlimited Television; Co-writer, scripts, Trout Unlimited TV; Co-Host and co-writer of ESPN2's
Ethics" sponsored by the Izaak Walton
League of America and Orvis (2000-2002).
Technical advisor for Leave No Trace, Boundary
Waters Canoe Area Wilderness visitor education film, U.S.
Forest Service. Technical advisor for ProVideo on several
television commercials. Numerous appearances on
television news spots regarding conservation or
environmental issues; numerous appearances on public
television panel discussions on conservation issues.
Member, Outdoor Writers Association of America, 1985 to
Awards from Outdoor
Writers Association of America:
2008: Photo Awards, 1st Place Action (color); 1st Place
Scenic (color); 1st Place Action (b&w); and 3rd Place Fauna (b&w); 2008
Conservation & Environment Contest, Newspaper Category, 2nd Place.
2007: Photo Awards, 1st and 2nd Place
Fauna (color); 3rd Place People (color); Writing, 3rd Place
Outdoor Ethics, magazines.
2006: People's Choice Award Photo; Photo Contest; 1st
Place Action Fauna (color), 2nd and 3rd place
Fauna (b&w); writing contests, 1st Place Magazine,
Backcountry Sportsman, Sierra Club sponsor; 1st Place
magazine, Natural History, Tie, People Choice Award Photo.
2005: Photography Awards; 1st & 2nd
Action (b&w); 1st Place Fauna (b&w); 2nd Place
Fauna (color); 2nd Place Action (color).
Numerous awards for articles, photos and books.
Unlimited's Conservation Communicator of the Year Award, 2003 Saint
Louis River Citizens Action Committee Media Award,
Unlimited's Communications in Coldwater Conservation Award, 2001 Jade of
Chiefs Conservation Award, Outdoor Writers Association of America,
2000 Lowell Thomas
Award, Society of American Travel Writers Foundation,
2000 Best Nature
Book (Black Bear Country), Minnesota Book Awards,
1999 Ed Franey
Conservation Writing Award, Izaak Walton League of America,
1998 Best How-To
Book, Midwest Book Publishers Award,
Franklin Award, Publishers Marketing Association,
1992 Citation of
Excellence, Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, Sigurd Olson
1992 Ed Franey
Conservation Writing Award, Izaak Walton League of America,
1991 Service Awards
from Lake Superior Steelhead Association for Editing
Advisory Board, Minnesota Sea Grant; Environmental Advisory Board,
Blandin Paper Company (UPM-Kymmene); Wolf Management Plan Roundtable,
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources; Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wilderness (BWCAW) Federal Mediation Panel; Minnesota Forest Resources
Council, Riparian Technical Team; U.S. Forest Service BWCAW Management
Plan Citizen Council; U.S. Forest Service BWCAW Outfitter-Guide Policy