Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in travel and outdoor markets, which includes writing a column for "Turkey Country" magazine and being a news blogger at Realtree.com. Also a contributing editor to "SHOT Business" and columnist at "Show-Me Missouri" and "Shooting Sports USA" keep her on the road and hunting for new stories. When not working, Barbara can be found fixing fence, building wildlife habitat, fishing, hunting, instructing NRA-certified pistol classes or bird watching.
The youngest of three girls, Brita Lewis became her dad’s hunting buddy at the age of 9. She loved it. “I remember going to sit with him a lot and then one day realizing that I wanted to have my own weapon. I wanted the challenge.” This marketing strategist for Gray Loon in Evansville, Indiana, creates website and social media strategies for companies in the outdoor industry. She holds an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana and a BA in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University. Brita’s favorite place to hunt? Her dad’s backyard in the best whitetail country on earth -- the rural Illinois land where she was raised. Her passion is bowfishing and bowhunting, but she actually hunts just about anything in season. “Hunting gets a lot of adrenaline pumping,” Brita says, “and it’s a great time to bond and build strong friendships.” And for Brita, hunting is more than a thrill to enjoy with good friends. It’s part of a focus on close-to-nature, sustainable living. “I like to be as self-sufficient as possible, and I’m a locavore,” Brita says. She calls her philosophy WildThrive, and she’s dedicated a Facebook page and soon to be website to sharing natural ideas anyone can use in everyday life.
Recent Post: WildThrive: Non-toxic tick and mosquito repellent
Britney Starr is a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is the managing editor of Women's Outdoor News and her main responsibilities are scheduling, editing and publishing the editorial calendar, working with advertisers and directing social media. She also writes features, reviews and her column, "ShootingStarr". ShootingStarr is sponsored by Armed in Heels. Visit Armed in Heels at www.armedinheels.com Britney is part owner, client services representative, and managing editor of Starr & Bodill African Safaris. She enjoys working side by side with her father and licensed Professional Hunter, Dwaine Starr, to provide their clients with a worry-free safari. Visit their website at www.sbafricansafaris.com Britney is also on the field-staff for Prois Hunting & Field Apparel. Visit Prois at www.proishunting.com
Gretchen Steele of Coulterville, Ill., owns and operates Steele Photo Services. In addition to serving as contributing writer and photographer in the print market Gretchen authors three outdoor related blogs.
Julie Golob is the Captain of Smith & Wesson's shooting team. She competes in pistol and 3-gun matches internationally, as well as manages the team and blogs.
Recent Post: Match Results Reporting Goes Visual
Kathryn Maroun is one of a handful of Canadian women to be certified as an FFF casting instructor. She is the award winning executive producer of What A Catch Productions. The 52 show series highlights Kathryn's fishing adventures from around the world. Kathryn exposes never talked about hazards of the sport, conservation, culture, as well as showcasing exotic game fish in her series. Her show first aired in the US before being internationally distributed. Kathryn is featured in the collection of two prominent museums for her significant contribution to the sport of fly fishing. Kathryn Maroun is the president and founder of Casting for Recovery Canada, past director of Trout Unlimited Canada and past member of the Canadian World Fly Fishing team. Along with creating a line of clothing for women at work in the outdoors, Kathryn has fished around the world and has a number of world record fish to her name. Today she dedicates her time to writing about her miss-adventures and enjoys telling her stories through keynote speaking opportunities. Kathryn is campaigning to create a more balanced playing field for women in the sport.
Marti Davis is a pro staff member for several outdoor equipment companies, including Knight & Hale, Moultrie Products, Strut and Rut, Code Blue and Mossy Oak. Author of the column "Marti Davis Afield," she also reviews gear for Gear Court. Marti Davis Afield is sponsored by HERCAMOSHOP. www.hercamoshop.com
Mia Anstine pens “Adventures with Little Gal,” a column about raising her daughter to love the outdoors. She also is a representative for Prois hunting apparel for women, and on TenPoint Crossbows pro-staff.
California teen shooter Molly Smith shoots for Team Smith & Wesson, and prefers a 627 Smith & Wesson iron-sighted revolver. She attends several matches each year, and loves to write about them at her column, "Millisecond Molly."
Recent Post: Millisecond Molly and the 2211 conversion adventure
Nikki Turpeaux is the owner of Archangel Tactical, LLC, and founder of the Get A GRIP™ Personal Defense & Firearms Training Program. She writes the column titled "Get A Grip," sponsored by XS Sights. A former business development officer in the Premium Finance industry, Nikki uses her skills through instructing, public speaking and writing to educate women in the safe handling of firearms and other means of personal defense. She is an NRA Instructor/RSO and certified SABRE College Safety Program Instructor. Nikki belongs to the NRA, NSSF, IDPA, Women’s Tactical Association, Piedmont Handgunners Association and Infidel Gunfighter League. Also, she once claimed the title of Miss Houston.
Sara Ahrens writes “OffBeat,” a blog sponsored by Armed in Stilettos and also reviews gear for our Gear Court. Visit Armed in Stilettos at www.armedinstilettos.com. Sara is a police sergeant assigned to patrol for the Rockford (IL) Police Department. Recently, she appeared on Top Shot Season 3.
Tammy Ballew pens "Camo Mom," where she highlights her outdoor experiences. Tammy also is an agent for Outdoor Connection, and arranges hunting and fishing trips of a lifetime for clients.
Recent Post: Camo Mom: Getting set up for bowfishing
The Writing Huntress hunts, writes, and wears more camouflage face paint than is even remotely necessary. She currently calls North Dakota home, but was raised in Western New York. Her household is run by three unruly rescue dogs, as well as her husband who is a farmer and self-proclaimed waterfowl fanatic. Her hobbies include biking the prairie, shooting skeet, photography and jackalope stalking.