O/B Staff

Here's where you can find out more than you probably wanted to know about the people who keep O/B coming year after year. 

Designer and Illustrator Angie Mangels left the potato fields of northwest Montana behind to pursue a career in art and skiing. Finding the mountains around Bozeman to be a perfect fit, she put down roots and started exploring the area by feet, on skis, and by bike. Read more >>
Described by a recent intern as "abrasive, egotistical, and borderline psychotic," editor and publisher Mike England firmly believes in the power of negative reinforcement. Read more >>
rock climbing, O/B staff, Emma Nord
In pursuit of a geology degree, Emma left her hometown of Boise, Idaho for San Diego, California. She quickly found that the local crags were schist, and preferred the mountains and high desert to the beach—and writing over chemistry. Read more >>
With "no particular achievements but no major deficiencies," Drew brings the "it" factor to O/B. Raised in Tennessee and Georgia, he's more familiar with the Smokies than the Bridgers, but he always dreamed of moving out west. Read more >>
Not all who wander are lost; however, some truly are! Although he told his family that he moved here to attend MSU, we all know photo editor Simon Peterson moved here to chase the steep and deep. Read more >>
Raised in Maine, Melissa Doar is a lover of the outdoors, hard cider, and sarcasm. Her passions include skiing, hiking, camping, unsuccessfully flyfishing, and taking embarrassing photos of her family. Melissa has 15 years of graphic design and marketing experience. Read more >>
Though hailing from the beautiful shores of San Francisco, Ashley's not “one of them Californians.” With a seemingly unquenchable wanderlust, Ashley has travelled the US, Mexico, and even Africa. One fateful visit to Montana had her captivated and now, she is proud to call Bozeman home. Read more >>
Joyce has been in Bozeman for 22 years, but when she’s had a couple glasses of wine, her New York accent still comes out. She has a bachelor’s in Geology from SUNY-Oswego and a master’s in Earth Science from Syracuse University. Read more >>
David hails from the urban wasteland of New York City, and the rest of the O/B staff never holds that against him. Who are we kidding, we always hold it against him. David has bounced back and forth across the country and now snowboards and skis in the winter, and rides bikes in the summer. Read more >>
David grew up on the rolling hills and dusty plains of northeast Wyoming, where he developed an early love of the outdoors through fishing, hunting, and camping with family. Read more >>
Growing up in a small Montana town on the Rocky Mountain Front, it was surprising for Chris  to learn that other people don’t just go out their front door to hike, hunt, or fish.  Luckily he never had to leave the state to learn to appreciate the wonderful opportunities available in Montana.  In Read more >>
Easily disoriented, often confused, and prone to minor but embarrassing injury, O/B contributing editor Drew Pogge should probably stay inside for safety reasons. Read more >>
Being born and raised in Montana, when Terri is not stuck in an office in front of a computer monitor, she heads to the mountains to hike or ski, and spends way too much time doing and learning about her most recent passion, CrossFit. Read more >>
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