About Us

Ever wonder what kind of weirdos it takes to put together a magazine such as this? Now you know. Back row, left to right: Angie Mangels, art director; Mike England, editor; Drew Pogge, contributing editor; David Howlett, account rep; Melissa Doar, production assistant; Joyce Pollastro, account rep; Chris McCarthy, sales manager. Front row, left to right: Simon Peterson, photo editor; Stevie Croisant, marketing coordinator; David Tucker, managing editor; Ashley Cosgriff, digital sales. Not shown: Terri Sipes, accountant; Danielle McCarthy, distribution coordinator.

Maybe it started with a hike up Sypes Canyon at dusk, when the clouds seemed to converge over the Tobacco Roots, as if to float just a little longe Read more >>
OUR PRIVACY POLICYYour privacy is important to us. We protect your personal information, using it only for reasons you agree to, and never revealing it to anyone outside our organization without your consent. Read more >>
Here's an abbreviated list of O/B's distribution locations around southwest Montana. You're likely to find our latest issue on a rack in or around these local businesses (unless, of course, the demand outweighs our distributor's ambitions). Read more >>
  • O/B Staff

    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 >>
    A Bozemanite born and bred, Taylor spends his free time exploring the mountains with his dog Beni. As a young and perpetually hungry guy, he can often be found daydreaming about massive elk, fat huckleberries, rich mushrooms, and Clif Bars. 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 >>
  • Contributors

    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 >>
    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 >>
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