Here you will find listed in alphabetical order the names of the members, a little background information about them, and some basic contact information. If any member would like to add a bio similar to the one posted below just E-mail the information to Bob Haase at firstname.lastname@example.org. and it will be posted on this page. This is a good way to let people know about you and the services you can provide.
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2016 Membership List
Name: Ken Anderson
Address: P.O. Box 294, Eagle River, WI 54521
Name: Arthur Barlow
Address: 4766 Landing Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Name: Sarah Barlow
Name: Jim Baumgart
Name: Ken M. Blomberg
Address: 2099 Mayflower Road, Junction City, WI 54443
Background: Ken M. Blomberg is a newspaper outdoor columnist, a freelance writer and longtime resident of the Town of Eau Pleine, northeast of Junction City, WI. He is a 1976 graduate of UWSP in Resource Managment and a past Executive Director of the Wisconsin Rural Water Association. Ken is now retired, owns a dog kennel in the country and writes full-time. His first book, Up the Creek, was recently published by Orange Hat Publishing, Waukesha, WI.
Name: Dean Bortz
Address: P.O. Box 2180, Woodruff, WI 54568
Phone (work): 715-358-8899 or 800-535-5191
Phone (Home): 715-358-5716
Phone (Mobile): 612-210-0136
Note: Wisconsin Outdoor News
Name: Sawyer Briel
Phone (Mobile): 608-282-5334
Phone (Work): 608-261-0751
Name: Dave Carlson
Address: 3044 Saturn Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Phone (Home): 705-834-3699
Phone (Mobile): 715-271-7954
Name: Dave Clausen
Phone (work): 715-268-8131
Phone (Mobile): 715-554-3289
Name: Gene Cooper
Name: Ed Culhane
Address: Appleton, WI
Phone (Work): 715-781-1683
Phone (Mobile): 715-892-1921
E-mail (Work): EdwardJ.Culhane@wisconsin.gov
E-mail (Home): email@example.com
Note: DNR Public Affairs Manager NE Wisconsin
Background: Ed Culhane of Appleton, Wisconsin is a communications specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In addition to assisting communication strategies, he helps news reporters on deadline, does on-camera or taped interviews and produces news releases. He takes photographs and shoots video for DNR Facebook posts and other online venues. He also contributes photographs and feature length stories for Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine.
Culhane is a FEMA-certified public information officer and serves on both DNR and Wisconsin incident management teams.
Prior to joining the DNR in 2008, Culhane spent 26 years as a newpaper reeporter, including 22 years with the Post-Crescent in Appleton. From 1992 through May of 2006, Culhane was the newspaper's environmental reporter and outdoor writer. His Sunday outdoor column won five first-place finishes in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's annual competition (1993, 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2005) and six second or third place honor in (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, and 2006).
In February 2006, Culhane was named Communicator of the Year by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. He was named Outstanding Conservation Journalist for 2005 by the Wisconsin State Council of Trout Unlimited. Among other honors, he received a Scripps Howard Foundation Environmental Reporting Award in 2004 and a WNA first place for enterprise reporting in 1995. He is frequently asked to speak to student groups and twice led seminars at UW-Madison's annual Writers Institute.
Name: Jerry Davis
Address: 7970 Lake View Rd, Barneveld, WI 53507-9355
Phone: (Home): 608-924-1112
Name: Rob Drieslein
Phone (Work): 763-546-4251
Phone (Home): 763-398-3450
Phone (Mobile): 612-345-1676
Address: 721 Wesley St., Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715-256-1684 (office and fax)
Background: Patrick Durkin of Waupaca, Wis., is an award-winning outdoor writer, free-lance newspaper columnist, and general outdoors reporter. He also provides free-lance editing services for books and magazines. He was named “Contributing Editor” of the Archery Trade Association in September 2001, and writes frequently for national archery and hunting magazines.
Durkin has written a weekly outdoors column for Wisconsin newspapers since 1984. His column appears in the Wisconsin Outdoor News, the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Oshkosh Northwestern, Barron News-Shield, Chetek Alert, Ladysmith News, Bloomer Advance, Watertown Daily Times, and Kewaunee County Times.
After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1975 through 1980, Durkin pursued a journalism degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and graduated magna cum laude in December 1983. He spent the next eight years working as a sports reporter, education reporter, weekend editor and outdoors editor at the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern newspaper before beginning his career in hunting magazines. He edited Deer & Deer Hunting magazine from 1991 through 2001, and he also edited Whitetail Hunting Strategies from 2002 through 2003, and National Whitetail Hunter’s Journal from 2003 to 2006.
Name: Tim Eisele
Address: 129 S. Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53705-4936
Background: Tim Eisele is a full time freelance outdoor writer and photographer. He covers natural resources, the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board for Wisconsin Outdoor News. His articles have appeared in many other publications, including The Capital Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Wisconsin State Journal. His work has been recognized by awards from the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Conservation Congress, State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Madison Audubon Society, and others.
He and his wife own and manage 100 acres in Crawford County and they were named Wild Turkey Woodland Owners of the year by the State Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation in 2005. The Crawford County Land Conservation Department recognized their work on their woodland with the Forestry Award in 2011 when they also received the District Tree Farmer of the Year Award.
Tim was invited by the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to judge the 1995 Federal Duck Stamp competition, he served a six-year term on the board of The Friends of the Arboretum and a two-year term on board of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. He is a founding member and honorary lifetime member and two-time past president of the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, and the Board of Visitors of Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. He is an instructor in the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow program to help preserve the future of hunting.
Tim has two Power Point presentations that are available to organizations: “Ding’s Darling,” about Ding Darling and the Federal Duck Stamp, and “From Weeds to Wild Flowers on Gobbler Ridge,” about his attempt to increase biodiversity and incorporate a prairie on land in Crawford County.
Name: Dick Ellis
Address: 20240 W. Rustic Ridge Dr., New Berlin, WI 53146
Phone (Home): 262-549-5550
E-mail (Work): firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Gary Engberg
Phone (Home): 608-795-4208
Name: Jim Evrard
Name: Lee Farney
Address: 7860 McKenna Rd, Hollandale, WI 53544
Note: Executive Council
Name: Tyler Florczak
Address (Work): P.O. Box 5, Chetek, WI 54728
Address (Home): 1074 24-3/4 St, Cameron, WI 54728
Phone (Work): 715-924-4118
Phone ( Mobile): 715-225-8937
Name: Candice Gaukel Andrews
Name: Lisa Gaumnitz
Address: 1147 Rutledge St., Madison, WI 537203
Phone (Home): 608-256-2583
Phone (Mobile): 608-235-2201
Lisa Gaumnitz has been writing about Wisconsin's Natural Resources for nearly 20 years, mostly as a public information officer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She recently resumed freelance writing and editing and often writes for the "Wisconsin Natural Resources" magazine. Gaumnitz lives in Madison with her family and enjoys traveling the state to fish, camp, bike,and ski.
Name: Gary The Shooter N-ski
Gary "The $hooter" N-ski
Good Ideas Company LLC
Studio/Gallery 141 Lodi Street Studio B, W10255 State Rd. 60, Lodi, WI 53555
Co-Host, Co-Producer, & Owner - The Great Wild Radio Show
Member - AGLOW, Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers
Member - WOCA, Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association
Award Winning Gary N-ski Photography Studios
National Board Member - Fishing Has No Boundaries
Hobie Kayak Fishing Pro Team Member
Exclusive Distributor & Owner of Project Lures LLC
Wisconsin Licensed Hunting and Fishing Guide
Background: Gary N-ski is an award winning outdoors photojournalist/communicator for over 40 years. His work has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, The Missoulian, Montana Trails Magazine, Anchorage Times, Pheasants Forever, Country Magazine and Hometown Newsgroup, Wisconsin Academy of Arts & Science, and Lodi Valley New.com ... to name a few.
He was the Photography Coordinator for UW-LaCrosse, Mass Communications Dept.
Photography Instructor for the University of Alaska, Madison Area Technical College, and the Glacier Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts-Whitefish, Montana.
Gary and his wife Deb of 32 years, own the Good Ideas Company LLC.
Gary was co-founder of Ultimate Outdoors Radio Show
Gary was co-founder and director of marketing for The Big Wild Radio Show
Gary is found, co-host & owner of the Great Wild Radio Show
Since 1975 Gary has won dozens of State and National photojournalism awards.
Gary is also a founding member of the Arts Tribe. A visual arts collective based in Madison, Wisconsin. He recently exhibited at the Commonwealth Gallery, Pyle Center and the Overture Center in Madison.
He has been a member of the National Press Photographers Association, the American Society of Media Photographers, and currently the Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers-AGLOW, and the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association - WOCA.
AGLOW 2014 President's Award Winner, AGLOW 2015 Chevy Trucks Best of Show - The Pet Czura Award
Name: Robert A. Haase
Address: W7949 Treptow Ln, Eldorado, WI 54932
Background: Bob is a writer and outdoor photographer. He was the host of "Outdoor Thursdays" radio program on KFIZ radio in Fond du Lac for many years and also wrote a news commentary for the KFIZ news department. He is a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Trout publication with articles on fly tying tips and fly patterns. He serves as a Fond du Lac County delegate to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and is on the Trout Study Committee and the Outreach and Public Relations Committee. He is also serves on the WDNR Fisheries Advisory Council and the Trout Management Team. Bob is also active in a number of sporting clubs such as the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Winnebagoland Musky Club, Walleyes for Tomorrow, and the Winnebagoland Conservation Alliance. You can check out some of Bob's photography work at:
www.flickr.com/photos/bob_haase or www.capturewisconsin.com/users/insightimage
Author: "Bob's Fly Tying Tips and Techniques" which is available at bobsflybox.com or Amazon.com
Name: Dan Hansen
Name: Thomas Heberlein
Address: 118 Breese Terrace, Apt. A, Madison, WI 53726
Phone (Work): 608-262-1510
Phone (Work2): 608-262-9531
Phone (Mobile): 608-260-5618
Note: Professor Emeritus, UW Madison Dept of Community and Environmental Sociology
Name: Glenn Helgeland
Address: 10459 N. Wauwatosa Rd, Mequon, WI 53097
Phone (Work): 262-402-7668
Phone (Home): 262-242-3530
Background: UW-Madison graduate, double major in Journalism and the biological aspects of conservation. Has been associate editor of National Wildlife magazine, editor/associate publisher of Archery World (now Bowhunting World) magazine, founding editor-publisher of Archery Business magazine, Owned Target Communications Corp 1980-2011. Owned and produced deer & turkey hunting expos (Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee) 1985-2011. Sold the expos to Bonnier Corp (publisher of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life in 2011. Edited and published 22 books, as co-author of several. Flunked retirement. Back to publishing books again as Target Communications Outdoor Books LLC (TCOB) and working to learn social media marketing. Details at www.targetcommbooks.com
Name: Steve Henry
Name: Steve Hill
Address: 1625 Clark St., Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone (Home): 715-342-6878
Phone (Work): 715-346-3887
Name: Dana Kampa
Name: Jeff Kelm
Phone: (Work): 920-627-3312
E-mail: (Work): email@example.com
Name: Jerry Kiesow
Address: 1690 Dellwood Ct.,Grafton, WI 53024
Phone: 262-375-1476 (home)
Phone: 262-339-2432 (cell)
Background: I bill myself as an Outdoor Communicator. I guess that’s right. I am a freelance photographer/writer, with over 10,000 outdoor images in my stock file; write for a variety of publications - local and national; teach fly fishing and fly tying; and can be convinced to do workshops on all of the above, plus how I wrote my two books - Tales of The Peshtigo Putzer and Photos, Poems, and a Little Bit of Prose and how each presented different situations when publishing. I also do workshops on other outdoor subjects: point and shoot cameras come to mind. I guess that qualifies me as an outdoor communicator. I belong to three organizations connected with my crafts: Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), Wisconsin Writers’ Association (WWA), and Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association (WOCA), of which I am, currently, on the board of directors. I am also vice-president of Friends of Gov. Thompson State Park, Crivitz, Wisconsin. Look for me wading streams, paddling lakes, walking, skiing or snowshoeing woods and fields, anytime of the year. Just look for a funny looking, grey bearded guy carrying a rod or gun, or gathering berries or morels or nuts, carrying a camera. Always carrying a camera.
Keep a good thought!
Name: Gloriann Klein
E-mail (Work): firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail (Other): Kglor2010@gmail.com
Name: Joe Knight
Name: Mark Labarbera
Address: 2955 Kennedy Rd., Hazel Green, WI 53811
Phone (Mobile): 520-730-9252
E-mail (Work): email@example.com
E-mail (Home): firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Tom Luba
Background: Tom writes freelance articles about open-water fishing. He worked 25 years at Krause Publications in Iola as a production manager.
Name: Dan Lyksett
Phone (Work): 715-830-5926
Online News Editor/Special Sections Editor
Name: Curtis D McAllister (TMS)
Address: 1155 Brewery Park, Suite 260, Detroit, MI 48207-2643
Phone: (Work): 313-259-4598
Phone: (Mobile): 313-318-3906
Regional Manager, Midwest Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Name: Bill McCrary
Address: 333 Country Clover Drive, DeForest, WI 53532
Phone (Home): 608-846-7615
Name: Howard Mead
Name: Larry Meiller
Name: Steven Meurett
Name: Eugene Tom Muench
Address: 917 N. Glendale, Tomah, WI 54660
Name: Keven Naze
Address: E5912 Hwy 54, Box 233, Algoma, WI 54201-0233
Phone (Home): 920-487-2006
Phone (Mobile): 920-883-9792
E-mail (Work): email@example.com
E-mail (Other): firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Judy Nugent
Address: 3168 N. Hamposhire Ln, Waukegan, IL 60087
Background: Judy Nugent has been writing for several years. Her work can be found in Wisconsin Outdoor News, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal, Wisconsin Sportsman, Midwest Outdoors, Fly Fisherman Magazine, and Snowshoe Magazine among others. She is also on the TV show Outdoor Wisconsin. She has a Mater's Degree in Education.
Name: Bill Pivar
Name: Roger Sabota
Name: Jennifer Sereno
Address: 101 S. Webster St.
Phone (Work): 608-770-8084
Name: Greg Seubert
E-mail (Work) : email@example.com
E-mail (Other): firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Dan Small
Phone (Home): 608-634-4082
Phone (Mobile): 414-588-4082
E-mail (Work): email@example.com
Background: Dan Small has been host/producer of Milwaukee Public Television's "Outdoor Wisconsin" since its premiere in November 1984. He also produces and hosts a weekly radio show, Outdoors RADIO with Dan Small, which airs on broadcast stations throughout Wisconsin and on numerous websites.
He is also contributing editor of Wisconsin Outdoor News, a bi-weekly newspaper that covers outdoor activities, environmental concerns and other items of interest to Wisconsin's sportsmen and women. Dan is the author of Fish Wisconsin and co-author of The Official Outdoor Wisconsin Cookbook and Wild Harvest Cookbook. He also hosted the Field To Feast series of instructional hunting, fishing, and cooking series.
He is past president of the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association and past board member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Association Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. He has served on the boards of the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation, Friends of Milwaukee River's and the Milwaukee Revitalization Council.
He is an avid outdoorsman and a widely published writer/photographer with credits in national and regional magazines. His writing and broadcast efforts have won more than 100 awards in his regional and national competition. He was named Conservation Communicator of the year in 1986 by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, and in 1990 received the Gordon MacQuarrie Award for excellence in environmental communications from the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. He holds a PhD from Rice University.
Name: Paul Smith
Address (Work): 333 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53201
Address (Home): 1613 Upper Parkway South, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Phone (Work): 414-224-2313
Phone (Home): 414-476-4745
Name: Laurel F. Steffes
Address: 33 Stacy Lane, Madison, WI 53716
Phone (Work): 608-234-8952
Phone (Home): 608-222-9738
Director Office of Communications
Background: Laurel was one of the Daily Cardinal editors at the height of the war-protest years (yes, THAT Daily Cardinal), wrote an educational column syndicated in 26 daily Canadian newspapers and classroom educational materials, and managed five scholarly journals at the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate school. She joined the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 1977 as promotion and production manager for the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, eventually taking the reins of all DNR's communications and educational programs as director.
Her experience includes managing law-enforcement communications during spearfishing unrest; managing state crisis situations such as the fatal northern Wisconsin fatal plane crash and high profile murder investigation; orchestrating events for recreational land acquisitions, park dedications, and environmental cleanups; and front line communications for spills, fires, the discovery of CWD, and more.
Name: John Sullivan
Name: Steve Suman
Address: P.O. Box 746, Hayward, WI 54843-0746
Name: Leslie Sundahl (Traditions Media)
Address: 5115 Excelsior Blvd, P.O. Box 440, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone (Work): 612-839-4322
E-mail (Work): firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Traditions Media is a progressive-public-relations, media communications, influencer marketing and social media group exclusively serving the outdoors industry. Our unique team is built of professional writers and communicators who also have understandings of the business-of-the-business. Our partners include Humminbird, Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe Kayak, St. Croix Rod, Frabill, Plano, Tactical, Tenzing, Avian-X, Ameristep, Evovled Habitats, Flextone, Ground EFX, Halo, Wildgame INnovations, ZINK, Aqua-Vu, Custom Jigs & Spins, Rippin Lips and Fin-Wing.
Name: Adam Thompson
Phone (Work): 920-453-5156
Phone (Home): 920-431-8331
E-mail (Work): email@example.com
E-mail (Home): firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Local sports editor (Content Coach) Press-Gazette and Post Crescent Media
Name: Jake Van Camp
Name: Jeffrey Vander Logt
Phone (Mobile): 217-898-6369
Name: Roger Vander Logt
Address: 617 Oak St., Mishicot, WI 54228-9756
Phone (Home): 920-323-4882
Name: Nick Vander Puy
Background: Nick "Fishhawk" Vander Puy was an up and coming fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Eagle River, Wisconsin, during the 1980's, when the Walleye War started... After hearing sportsmen scream "Timber Nigger" and "Save a walleye, spear a pregnant squaw" at the landings Vander Puy moved away from sport fishing, under the tutoring of Anishinaabeg elders, to become a public radio journalist and subsistence hunter and gatherer. Vander Puy went onto produce many public radio features, including "The Day the Bear Died" which ran on the NPR's flagship show "All Things Considered" and was heard by millions. While living on Madeline Island
(Moningwanakauning Minis) Vander Puy received
a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to produce an hour long radio
feature, "Manoominike: Wild Rice, Tom Vennum Jr, Fred Ackley Jr, and the
Ojibway People" which is available on Sound Cloud. Vander Puy enjoys
ricing, hunting deer, netting cisco, snaring rabbits, ice fishing, making maple
sugar and gathering plants. He's working on a book "Younger Brother of the
Woods" about infusion in indigenous culture, leading to occupying the
Penokees during the 2013-2014 Polar Vortex and stopping the mine.
Name: Eric Verbeten
Phone (Work): 608-267-9517
E-mail (Work): email@example.com
E-mail (Home): firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Ron Weber
Address: Weyerhaeuser, WI
Background: Ron Weber is a former high school science teacher turned forester with the WDNR who has always been a writer at heart. He has degrees in Forestry and Biology with a minor in Resource Management from UW-Stevens Point. Ron has written many guest commentaries for several newspapers including the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Capital Times, and the Wisconsin Outdoor News. He frequently writes articles for Wisconsin Natural Resources and Badger Sportsman magazines.
A self confessed disciple of Aldo Leopold, Weber is a Land Ethic Leader who puts on events in local communities near his home in Weyerhaeuser to spread the message of Leopold. He can also be heard reading selections of his writings on Wisconsin Life segments on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Name: David B. Whitehurst
Note: Author of "Trestand Murders"
Name: Bob Wibershcheid
Name: Mike Whilhite
Phone (Work): 715-445-2540
Phone (Mobile): 715-340-7163
E-mail (Work): email@example.com
E-mail (Home): firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Associate Editor
Name: Mike Yurk
Name: David Zeug
Address: 911 South Lake Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone (Work): 715-468-7432
Phone (Mobile): 715-271-1911
Background: Although Dave Zeug calls Shell Lake, WI home, he and his wife spend much of their time at the cabin and short term rental property on the Brule River. Zeug was a Wisconsin Conservation Warden for 26 years, beginning his career as a Field Warden in 1974, before becoming a Warden Supervisor in Horizon and Black River Falls. He retired as the DNR's 18 county Northern Region's Enforcement and Science Leader fro the Northern Region Office in Spooner.
After retirement, Zeug worked as an Investigator for a law firm, them become Mayor of the City of Shell Lake while continuing with his writing career. He's done work for Outdoor Life, Fur-Fish-Game, Wildfowl, Predator Nation, Trout Unlimited and Wisconsin Outdoor News, publications and Outdoor Life On-Line also. He's also been a presenter at various outdoor events dedicated to the protection of Wisconsin's lakes and rivers.
Zeug enjoys many outdoor activities, but finds waterfowl hunting and trout fishing, especially on the Brule River most captivating.
Name: Kyle Zeug
Name: Carrie Zylka
Website: www.TheWildWorldof CarrieZ.com