Contributors

These fine people are O/B's most regular (as in frequent) contributing writers, photographers, and illustrators. 

  • Writers

    Thomas Turiano got his start as a ski mountaineer in Fairport, New York where he learned to climb, sled, and ski on his icy 100-foot backyard hill. Read more >>
    Tom Reed lives outside the small mountain town of Pony, best known for the world famous Pony Bar and its proximity to the Madison and Jefferson rivers. Read more >>
    For two decades, Robert Stone has been a writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. Read more >>
    Originally from Baltimore, Jimmy Lewis fled a world of private schools and country clubs for MSU, fly fishing, and a somewhat bohemian existence in Bozeman. He’s a former guide and outfitter with a M.A. in English, and now teaches at Belgrade Public High School. Read more >>
    Patti Albrecht is a fifth-generation Montanan; her grandfather was born in the booming mining town of Marysville in the 1880s. She loves the mountains for hiking, prospecting, rock-hounding, and huckleberry picking. Read more >>
  • Photographers

    When he turned 18, photographer Pat Clayton was drawn to the greater Yellowstone region by its stunning geological features, dramatic seasons, high adventure, and elbow room. Read more >>
    Carol Polich’s photos and travel-adventure stories have been widely published since the early 1990s. During the year, she teaches a variety of photography classes through the Bozeman Adult Community Education program. Read more >>
    Kevin Kennedy wanders around the Americas on a quest to “find himself” by way of whitewater kayak, like a true millennial gypsy. Read more >>
    John Juracek is a fisherman and photographer from West Yellowstone, where he’s lived for the past three decades. For many years, he was a partner in Blue Ribbon Flies, a specialty fly shop. Read more >>
    Photographer Craig W. Hergert has been traversing the back roads and hiking the trails of Montana for the last 22 years, attempting to capture the Big Sky using paint, film, and digital. Read more >>
  • Illustrators

    Al Bublitz is a cartoonist based in Livingston. Besides creating the occasional caricature, Al authors a political cartoon each week based on Montana news, which runs in 16 newspapers throughout the state. Read more >>
    Kelsey Dzintars is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer from Rapid City, South Dakota, who has resided in Montana for the past 11 years. Read more >>
    Jonathan Whittenberg is a graphic designer, illustrator, and professional pachinko player based in Bozeman. Jonathan is a terrible salesman, a lover of fine cheeses, and a passionate creator. Read more >>
    Illustrator (and former Grizzly fan) Mike Russo attended the graphic design department at MSU, and what started as an obligatory sense of school pride soon turned into a genuine love affair with Bozeman. Read more >>
    Illustrator Blaise Arsenault is an East Coast escapee who works sales, teaches guitar, banjo, and fiddle at Music Villa and plays in a variety of cool local bands with odd names. He has been cartooning since he was a young lad, and his work has appeared in several publications. Read more >>
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