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Writers for OutdoorInformer.com have professional writing experience and are experienced outdoorsmen and women. They meld a unique writing and active outdoor background into non-biased gear reviews.

Editor

Jason Elliot
Jason Elliot

Jason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. Read More...


Contributing Writers/Reviewers

Theresa Blake
Theresa Blake

Theresa Blake moved to Colorado in 1998 from Boston, MA to pursue mountain living and all its splendor. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing, and has since spent the last 13+ years living the dream in various mountain towns across the state, including Leadville, Eldorado Springs, Nederland and Durango.

Blake's marketing and communications experience spans the past decade working for brands like Wild Oats Market, Copper Mountain Resort and Verde PR. Read More...

Whitney DreierWDreier

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005, Whitney Dreier spent two years living out a Harry Potter-esque fantasy – teaching history and coaching lacrosse at a boarding school in England.

She finally realized she couldn't survive another British winter or face the thought of having potatoes served at every meal, so she ventured to the Midwest to earn a master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. Read More...

Karuna Eberl
KEberl

Depending on the week, Karuna can be found producing feature films on fast-paced Hollywood movie sets, directing documentaries on the high seas or wandering the Colorado backcountry, exploring the serene mountains of her home state with her dogs, Sid and Loki.

Over the last decade she has written for dozens of publications including the High Country News, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain Sports Magazine. She has produced and managed a dozen features, with cast including Val Kilmer, Ray Liotta, Cybill Shepherd and Steven Weber. Read More...

Steven Horak
Steve Horak

Steven Horak is a writer, editor and photographer with a particular interest in travel and wildlife. He was the lead editor of Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel and as an author he’s contributed to Rough Guides to the Czech Republic, Costa Rica and Canada. He’s also authored children’s books on animals, created ESL and EFL materials and has written for New York-based publications such as TimeOut New York and NYMag.com.  Read More...

Andrew Horton
Andrew Horton

Andrew Horton-Hall comes to OutdoorInformer.com with deep roots in the world of professional journalism, having covered breaking news and feature articles for newspapers throughout southern New England. After witnessing firsthand the power of positive publicity and promoting good causes, he decided to make the leap into public relations and marketing. Read More...

 
Elizabeth O. Hurst
Elizabeth O. Hurst

Elizabeth O. Hurst regularly risks her ballet and ballroom dancing ankles to ski, camp, backpack, hike, sail, surf and bike.Her family in San Jose, California and Julian Alps heritage made it easy for her to fall in love with the Stanislaus Mountains ski slopes, the San Francisco Bay from a 42-foot Catalina and the Redwoods covering Big Sur.

Elizabeth left the paradisiacal weather patterns of the Bay Area and Southern California, where she studied journalism at Scripps College, to marry her seriously outdoorsy, Eagle Scout-status husband and embrace the seasons, fresh powder, canyons, red rock and starry skies of Utah. Read More...

 
David Nitkin
David Nitkin

David Nitkin looks to the outdoors for his endorphin fixes, and has spent his adulthood extending city roots into mountains and valleys.

A native of Boston, David's love of outdoor activities blossomed at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where the school's unique Outing Club encourages students to leave their dorm rooms in all seasons. The college requires incoming freshmen to strap on a backpack and head into the wilderness as a bonding experience that culminates with a breakfast of green eggs and ham at the Mount Moosilauke lodge to honor renowned alumnus Ted Geisel. Read More...

Karen Nitkin
Karen Nitkin

Karen Nitkin likes to run, hike, bike, camp and swim. She spends as much time as possible on these activities, while juggling a writing career, family life, and doing errands like laundry and going to the grocery store.

Nitkin lives in Maryland, where the relatively mild climate allows her to run and bike year-round. She also spends at least a few weeks each year in New Hampshire, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. She has set a goal of hiking all 48 New Hampshire peaks that are above 4,000 feet. As of the fall of 2010, she is at number 20. Read More...

Alex Strickland
Alex Strickland

Alex Strickland was born and raised in possibly the least mountainous and outdoorsy city in America – Memphis, Tenn. Despite the lack of trails and people to enjoy them with, he became a hiker, mountain biker and runner. Today, he's traded up for the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and added skiing to the mix, once someone explained what snow was.

A former newspaper editor in small-town Montana, Strickland enjoys freelance writing and photography for publications around the Mountain West and sharing his love for the outdoors through his work. Read More...

 


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