About NOWA

The Northwest Outdoor Writers Association is a society of professional outdoor communicators dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.

Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis Outdoors

We strive to

  • Further the improvement of professional communications skills.
  • Provide a network of professional assistance and support.
  • Keep members informed of news and information pertinent to outdoor activities and industries.
  • Support the conservation of natural and recreational resources.

Activities

  • Publication of the annual Membership Directory
  • Organization of¬†the annual Excellence in Craft contest
  • Organization of the annual Spring Conference

Member Communications

The NOWA Blog is published continuously by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.

Contributions are always welcome and should be submitted via email to Dave Kilhefner: Dave@kbi-ins.com. Please include photographs.

 

Directors and Officers:

PRESIDENT: Ron Kerr

VICE PRESIDENT: Matt Liere

2ND VICE PRESIDENT: TBD

SECRETARY/TREASURER: Risa Wyatt/Dave Kilhefner

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: Bob Mottram

 

Directors

TERM EXPIRES MAY 2020: Greg Gulbrandsen, Bert Gildart, Harold Pfeiffer

TERM EXPIRES MAY 2021: Dave Vedder, Dennis Dauble, Alan Liere

TERM EXPIRES MAY 2022: Joe Warren, Risa Wyatt, Janie Gildart

SUPPORTING MEMBER LIAISON: Michelle Peters

 

Committees

BY-LAWS/CONSTITUTION/POLICY: Bob Mottram

CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Ron Kerr

CONFERENCE SITE SELECTION: John Kruse, Dennis Dauble, Dave Vedder

CRAFT IMPROVEMENT: Jane Gildart, Gary Lewis

ENOS BRADNER AWARD: Gary Lewis

EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT CONTEST: Matt Liere, Alan Liere

ETHICS: Alan Liere, John McFarland

FINANCE & INVESTMENTS: Dave Kilhefner, Jeremy Johnson, Dennis Dauble, Peter Schroeder, Ron Kerr

FRED L. PETERSON AWARD: TBD

MARKETS: John Kruse, Harold Pfeiffer

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT: Dennis Dauble, Greg Gulbrandsen

NOMINATING: Past Presidents Council

OUTREACH & PUBLIC RELATIONS: John Kruse, Risa Wyatt

PEOPLES CHOICE: Jackie McNeel

PHOTO SHOOTOUT: Bert Gildart

RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION: Jo Wilson, Deb Kerr

STAN JONES SCHOLARSHIP: Bob Mottram

WEBSITE: Dave Kilhefner