O/B Staff

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Described by a former intern as "abrasive, egotistical, and borderline psychotic," editor and publisher Mike England firmly believes in the power of negative reinforcement. Read more >>
Born in Burlington, Vermont, assistant photo editor Ian Roderer came to Montana to ski and somehow graduated from MSU in the process. Four years proved sufficent to transform him into a bona fide VerMontanan. Read more >>
Eighteen years ago, Andra Spurr made the move to Bozeman from Newport, Rhode Island. Clean air, no traffic or lines, and friendly people made Montana just the place to be. Andra has worked at daily and weekly newspapers and a variety of magazines about everything from gardening to sailing. 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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