Chronological Employment History
March 2004- Present: Freelance/contract
October 1985- February 2004: Technical
Editor, then promoted to Technical Director in 1995, Trailer
Life Magazine and MotorHome Magazine, publications of The Affinity
Group, Inc. with a combined monthly circulation of 450,000 subscribers. Duties
included, but were not limited to, managing new RV and towing
vehicle road tests, technical and product evaluation feature
story segments, associated photography including frequent magazine
cover photo responsibilities, supervision of assistant editor(s),
and coordinating road test and feature story assignments from
a wide variety of freelance contributors. In addition
to monthly proofreading responsibilities and editorial oversight
of all technical information, provision of editorial and technical
oversight of related Affinity Group publications such as the
annual RV Buyer’s Guide. Experienced in the Macintosh
PC environment including the use of Word, QuarkXpress and Final
Cut Pro III digital video editing system.
Reference -Bob Livingston, Affinity
Group VP, RV content.
Late 1983 - October 1985: Feature
Editor/Writer, Four Wheeler Magazine. Feature
and technical writer, technical how-to stories, racing, travel,
profiles and new vehicle road tests. Also served
as the Southern California lead contact for visiting staffers
from 4x4 Magazine, the Japanese equivalent of the U.S. Four Wheeler
Magazine. Coordinated a 10-day event with group of
Japanese 4x4 Magazine staffers and two video crews filming U.S.-built
4x4 vehicles in a variety of U.S. off-pavement recreation locations.
February 1982 - late 1983: Editor,
McMullen Publishing Co. Oversight of monthly magazine content
as well as direct preparation of feature and technical stories,
with related photography.
1976 - late 1981: Precision Roof Trusses,
Clackamas, Oregon. Production
and construction oversight.
Previous employment history / references
provided upon request.
Commercial Publications Authored and Freelance Assignments
2001 -Present: Author of biannual Sportsmen's
RV column for Outdoor Life Magazine
1993 - Present: Author of Rolling
monthly syndicated U.S. newspaper column on RVs, part of the
Motor Matters syndicate, circulation approx. 75 newspapers.
1978 - present: Freelance contributor
to Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, Field & Stream,
SN3 Modeler, Sports Afield, Trailer Boats, Recumbent & Tandem
Wheeler, Truckin’, Off-Road, Petersen’s Four-Wheel & Off-Road,
4x4 Magazine (Japan), Auto-Magazine (Holland), Overlander (Great
Britain), Quattro por Quattro (Germany), 4WD-Automagazine (Sweden).
1997 and 2004: The MDC
Shay Handbook (a model railroader’s
guide) for Oso Publishing Company,1997; a 104 page detailed handbook
including extensive photographic details. 2004, 2nd
book in progress, The Steam Locomotive Handbook.
1998 - Present: Ongoing new
product press release photography/writing/distribution for
Hartland Locomotive Works,
a model railroad equipment manufacturer.
1995 - Present: Associate
Editor for Timber Times magazine, a historic and modeler’s
journal covering the logging industry.
Education & Training
1974: Clackamas Community
College, three credits short of an Associate's Degree
School diploma, Oregon City, Oregon.