Member Websites

Members of RMOWP are scattered across the continent, come from all walks of life, and represent all levels of expertise. Some have been writers and/or photographers for most of their professional lives, some are exploring new venues of expression, and still others are just learning how to transfer their love of the outdoors into digital images or electronic prose.

Below are links to member’s websites and Facebook pages. Click on a logo or link to learn more about who’s who in RMOWP.

Belak, Ron

Ron Belak has been a freelance writer and photographer for 25 years, mostly for Colorado Outdoors magazine. He has recently published the book Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry.

Bernskoetter, Dan

Dan LogoA freelance photographer, Dan has had images published in several magazines, teaches photography courses, and provides training in Adobe Lightroom. Dan is also a volunteer naturalist at the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City, MO, and is active in Lions Club International,

Fields, William

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Shannon, the face of the desert… © William Fields

Bill Fields is a freelance photographer from Hermann, Missouri. In addition to photo workshops and field trips, he has published two books, Herman Missouri — One of the Prettiest Towns in America and The Four Directions, A Southwestern  Journey. Both are available on his website. The Four Directions is offered as a small, limited-edition. Bill is currently working on two additional books, one on the Santa Fe Trail and the other about a Tennessee distillery. Bill shoots in infrared, processing in sepia and black and white to highlight the stark beauty of the southwestern landscape and its people. To see Bill’s work, visit his website, (or click the photo).

Gaug, Maryann

Best Hikes Breckenridge & VailAuthor of numerous Falcon guides, Maryann has explored the Colorado Rockies extensively. See some of her books at

Gricoskie, Jared

As owner of Yellow Wood Guiding, Jared offers private Photo Safaris, Wildlife and Nature Tours in Rocky Mountain National Park year round. Visit for more information.

Horton, Katherine & William

William Horton PhotographyFor money, William Horton Photography photographs new buildings and old cars. For fun, we take photos of nature–and anything else that strikes our fancy. Visit us at, or

Murphy, Mary Alice

Grant County BeatMary Alice Murphy is owner/editor/main reporter and sometime photographer for The Grant County Beat, a Grant County, New Mexico-based news website. It offers mostly local news with releases from around the state, plus a comprehensive calendar of events and just about everything you’d expect of a local newspaper.

Perry, Al

Al Perry logoAl Perry became interested in nature photography about 15 years ago. He recently took up cinematography, specializing in slow motion. Representative images for Al Perry are best viewed on his Facebook page.

Thornton, John

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To see what John has been up to photographically, look over his slide shows. They are available on YouTube and his galleries at Photodex.

Left: Gray Hairstreak by John Thornton, 3rd place, Fauna category, RMOWP 2013 Photography Contest.

Travis, Cecilia

Accessible NatureRecently Cecilia Travis became interested in where people with reduced mobility can explore the great outdoors, and has a website to disseminate that information.