Press members

Press members

Our members have experience that have spanned the world.

Brian Clark
Brian has written for publications such as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and San Jose Mercury News. You can find some of his work at Newsle.

Carol DeVore: Midwest Sport/Ski Council
Carol is the club editor for the council, which encompasses 16 ski, snowboard, and outdoor recreation clubs.

Jason Dodge: MI Ski Report
The premier website for skiing and snowboarding in Michigan. Twitter: @MiSkiReport.

Pete Edwards: Ski Walking
Pete Edwards has been coaching runners and skiers, plus writing about and photographing running & skiing, for over 25 years. He is a certified ski instructor, licensed ski coach, former ski school director, certified Nordic Walking instructor & owner/founder of the American Nordic Walking System.

Mark Framness: The Wisconsin Skier
The Wisconsin Skier looks at skiing and snowboarding, with an emphasis on Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Twitter: @WisSkier.

Jennifer Hawkins: Skier News
Jennifer is an editor for Skier News, an online news magazine for skiers.

John LaPlante: Grays on Trays
John’s experience of learning to snowboard at age 40 led him to create Grays on Trays, a guide to snowboarding for adults 40 years old and up that has been cited by both Outdoors Online and the  magazine of the American Association of Snowboard Instuctors (AASI).  John has written for City Sports, West Suburban Living, the Detroit News, and other publications. He also writes at the St. Paul Snowboarding Examiner. Twitter: @GraysOnTrays; @StPaulSnowboard.

Jim Neff: Neff Zone
Jeff has over thirty years of experience as a magazine and newspaper feature writer, website content editor, and website designer and manager. His media credits include  SKI magazine, Great Lakes Skier magazine (17 years as editor), Snow Country magazine, AAA Living magazine, Traverse magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the Detroit News. He is the editor of

Bill Semion: Detroit Examiner
Bill is an outdoor/travel editor who has written Winter Trails Michigan and Fun with the Family Michigan which is now in its 7th edition. He is also the Midwest editor of and is the Detroit Road Trip Examiner. Twitter: @bsemion.

Greg Snow: Allways Outdoors
A freelance videographer/producer/editor, Greg writes at Allways Outdoors, a destination website for any person who loves being active outside.  He has professional experience with Twin Cities Public TV,, and websites of many ski resorts. He has won four Emmy Awards, as well as a Harold Hirsch award from NASJA for his work in TV broadcast. Greta is a member of a local ski patrol, as well as the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America).

Mike Terrell: SnoCountry
Mike Terrell, the Midwest/Northern Rockies Editor for, is arguably “dean” of the Midwest snow journalists. He’s been covering skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and winter travel in the region for over 25 years. In addition to writing for SnoCountry, he writes for OutdoorHub. He’s written for SKI, Skiing, Ski Press, Snow Country, Cross Country Skier, Chicago Tribune, Booth Newspapers, Detroit Free Press and regional magazines. His outdoor column appeared year-round for over 23 years in the Traverse City Record Eagle. He was Midwest Editor for for 14 years before joining SnoCountry in 2012.

Frida Waara: Frida Waara
Frida is not only a writer, photographer, and videographer, she is also a polar traveler and cross-country who has skied across a country (Finland). She is a contributor to Outdoor Hub. Twitter: @Snowflee.

Alice Williamson: Midwest Sport/Ski Council
Alice is the editor of publications for the council, which consists of 16 ski, snowboard, and outdoor recreation clubs.

David Zemens: Agnarchy
David is the founder of Agnarchy, which he describes as an enterprise that seeks to bring readers “original commentary & opinion on snowsports industry trends and news, and unbiased reviews of the newest gear.” He is a “desk jockey” who get out to shred small hills in the dark and rope tow terrain parks as much as possible. Twitter: @agnarchy.

Barry ZeVan: Midwest Sport/Ski Council
Continuously in the professional broadcasting and entertainment industry since age 5, Barry is a Telly Award-winning and three-time Emmy-nominated producer, writer, director, talent and production designer, locally, nationally and internationally. He garnered the highest local ratings in U.S. television broadcasting history as “Barry ZeVan, The Weatherman” in Minneapolis-St. Paul in the mid-1970s. His [Minneapolis] Star Tribune  weekly webcasts often reflect his unusually remarkable life experiences with colleagues and friends who are, and were, global leaders in the entertainment and political arenas.


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