Allen R. Gibson is a writer and media producer. He’s also a city boy who loves the country, and has been happily promoting rural Alberta since moving to Lethbridge from Vancouver. His company, StarMedia Services, provides branding and marketing advice to businesses and tourism organizations. He can be reached thru firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Penner is an independent writer and photographer living in Calgary, Alberta. His work has been featured in Westerworld, UP!, Golf Magazine, Golfweek, NBC.com, and many other leading golf and lifestyle publications in North America. When not travelling or on assignment, he enjoys reading, movies, and just chilling out in the backyard with his wife, Dawn, and their four boys.
Janet Kanters is a writer/editor and photographer living in her “little house on the Prairie” east of Strathmore. Her work has been featured in Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Calgary Herald, Alberta Venture, The Western Producer,Greenhouse Canada, Canadian Gardening, Canadian Cattlemen, Grainews, Top Crop Manager and The Furrow, in addition to dozens more publications. When not busy researching, writing and editing, Janet spends time photographing people, places and things, and engages in numerous sports and hobbies, such as gardening, fishing, camping, canoeing, archery, competitive shooting (trap) and curling.
Lee Hart is a long-time writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He began his writing career working as a newspaper reporter in his home province of Ontario before moving west 45 years ago. While the first half of his career he worked as a writer and editor with various weekly and daily newspaper, for the past 28 years he has specialized as a writer and editor for agricultural publications.
Ray Johnson with his amazing wife Rose, own and live on the Box J Bar Ranch south of Leduc, Alberta. Ray has been a professional photographer and freelance writer since the 70’s and a photography teacher from 1983′ to 1988′ at the University of Alberta Adult Education Program. He owned a studio, framing shop, photo finishing and custom processing lab in Drayton Valley, as well as a commercial photofinishing and rental lab in Edmonton.
Johnson has been a wedding and portrait photographer for several years, and specialised in news, sports, advertising and tourism photography. Ray was the official photographer for the Calgary Olympics – Rodeo ’88 Challenge Cup and the only Canadian photographer invited into the arena, for the final National Finals Rodeo, held in Oklahoma City, OK in 1982.
Ray has been awarded assignments for Western Horseman, National Geographic World, Budweiser, Dodge Trucks, Bulls-eye, Coors, Brahma Boots, Copenhagen, Off Road Canada, Outdoors Magazine, and BMX World, and his work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers, various advertising media and promotional material.
His client list includes the Ponoka Stampede, Calgary Stampede, Canadian Finals Rodeo – Edmonton Northlands, Cloverdale Rodeo, Canadian Western Agribition – Regina, Labatt Breweries, Wrangler, recording artists, and more.
Ray Johnson loves people and he loves what he does. For CMI Publishing, that includes freelance writing, photography and servicing our clients located in Central and Northern Alberta.
Dr. Shannon Tracey Some her fondest memories growing up are from camping trips with her family as they traveled from New York State back to her home province of Saskatchewan to visit family. Over the course of her career as a professor and research scientist in Beef Production, she has had amazing opportunities to travel to every continent except Antarctica. She has also been privileged to participate in volunteer trips with her church to several African countries and to El Salvador. She and her husband, Copeland, make their home in Sherwood Park, AB. They love camping and revel in poking about in the nooks and crannies of small-town Alberta, unearthing the hidden gems that this magnificent province has to offer. They also relish visits with family across Canada and in Jamaica.