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. She is on the pro staff of Prois Hunting and Field Apparel for Women and the field staff for HERCAMOSHOP.
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.
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The managing editor at Women’s Outdoor News, Britney Starr is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Britney has participated in hunting and shooting sports for her entire life. Along with editorial at The WON, she also pens the column "ShootingStarr," as well as works with advertisers and directs social media. She is part owner, client services representative and social media manager 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 Starr & Bodill African Safaris at www.sbafricansafari.com Britney received a Bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2008 from Western Michigan University and when she is not helping her clients achieve their dream of hunting in Africa, she freelance writes about her own hunting experiences. Along with big game hunting in Africa, Britney also hunts turkey, white tail deer, waterfowl and upland bird. She is also involved in two local shooting clubs and enjoys shooting sporting clays, trap and skeet. Britney is on the field-staff for Prois Hunting & Field Apparel. Visit Prois at www.proishunting.com Britney truly has an affinity for all things outdoors and strives to connect with and empower other women that share her love of hunting or are interested in becoming more involved in the outdoors. She is the co-founder of the Women's Outdoor and Shooting Industry Dinner, held annually during SHOT Show in LasVegas, Nev.
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 one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world and captain of Team Smith & Wesson. She has won more than 120 championship titles in international, national and regional marksmanship competitions in seven different shooting disciplines. Learn more about the champion, author, veteran, hunter and outdoor television personality at JulieGolob.com.
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 staff member for several outdoor equipment companies, including Knight & Hale, Moultrie Products, HERCAMOSHOP 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 on the field staffs of Prois Hunting and Field Apparel for Women, TenPoint Crossbows, and HERCAMOSHOP.
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."
Sara Ahrens writes “OffBeat,” a blog sponsored by Armed in Stilettos. Visit Armed in Stilettos at www.armedinstilettos.com. Sara has been in law enforcement, on patrol and on SWAT. She has appeared on Top Shot and on the Outdoor Channel in Shooting Gallery. She freelances several other publications, including Combat Handguns and also blogs routinely at Beretta USA.
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.
Vera Koo is an 8-time National Action Pistol Woman Champion who holds 2 World individual titles. Her most recent win was a Gold for Team Women (2-person team) at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany in September 2012. Vera is proud to be part of the United States Action Pistol Shooting Team since 1999. She is passionate about sharing her love of the shooting sport and the pressures of being a competitive athlete while challenging cultural expectations.
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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.