Seventeen New Members!

By Don Laine

Seventeen new members have joined our ranks in recent months. Take a moment to meet them:

Boulder, Colorado resident Connie Redak, a photographer and editor. She writes, “I love nature and nature photography. It is a way of observing that particularly appeals to me. I also have a very large garden and wildlife habitat that welcomes everything from chickadees to cougars.” Connie’s photos were included in a CD by RMOWP member and photographer Weldon Lee titled “Our Heritage at Risk,” concerning the plight of wild horses.

Kathy Mattoon of Gunnison, Colorado is a photographer, writer, audio-video specialist, and artist whose interests include hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, knitting, gardening, photography, and travel. Her professional credits include Rocky Mountain TV, Sportsmans News Magazine, and she is co-author of Winter Trails Colorado – The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails, a Falcon Guide whose third edition is due out in November.

Mary Kummerfeldt of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a photographer whose interests include international travel, fly fishing, and digital photography.

A returning member is Mary Kline of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, a frequent participant in the RMOWP-sponsored photo workshops in Rocky Mountain National Park. Mary is a photographer and landscape architect. She says her interests include native plants, soils, and hydrology, and asked about her professional credits she answers, “My dog thinks I am wonderful.”

A new student member is Kaitlynn Hager of Raymond, Washington, a photographer and writer who works for the Willapa Harbor Herald weekly newspaper in Raymond, and lists her interests as photography, journalism, wildlife, and forestry.

This year’s RMOWP-sponsored Photo Workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park attracted twelve participants from Maryland to California, Nebraska to Texas, and various points in between. They are April Casey (Hemingford, Nebraska), Sherrie Cash (Centerton, Arkansas), Chris Ewan (Ames, Iowa), Suzi Komarek (Boulder, Colorado), Liss Morris (Potomac, Maryland), Lisa Martinez (Escondido, California), Mia Mestdagh (Boulder, Colorado), Thomas Petrochuk (Mogadore, Ohio), Nancy Radzienda (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Henry Russell (Lee’s Summit, Missouri), John Sandelovic (Jarrell, Texas), and Angela Snyder (Fort Worth, Texas). All receive a complimentary membership in RMOWP through 2014.

A hearty welcome to all of RMOWP’s new members.