Jeff Mulhollem, now of State College, Pa., has been writing, editing and publishing for Pennsylvania sportsmen for more than three decades, and he relishes covering issues that are important to hunters, fishermen and other outdoors enthusiasts in a tough, balanced and professional way. One of very few outdoor writers who is as comfortable writing about agriculture, the environment or complex natural science as hunting and fishing, he strongly believes ethical journalism should be practiced online as well as on paper. His greatest outdoor passion is fishing.
Mark Nale grew up in rural Bedford County, where he caught his first trout at age 6 and started accompanying his father rabbit hunting by age 10. His interest in outdoor sports and nature influenced his decision to earn BS and M.Ed degrees in biology education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, Mark’s articles and photographs have appeared in local, state, and national publications. Married with three grown children, Mark now hunts, fishes, and writes from his home in the wilds of Centre County.
Tom Venesky is a resident of Luzerne County and hunts, traps and fishes in northeastern and southwestern Pennsylvania. He began hunting 16 years ago at the age of 12 with his father. Deer and turkey hunting, trapping and fishing for bass and trout are among his favorites. For the last nine years, Tom has written a Sunday Outdoors page for daily newspapers in Wilkes-Barre. He currently works for The Times Leader as its full-time outdoors writer. When he is not in the woods, he stays busy operating his 60-acre farm, raising beef cows and replacement dairy heifers.
Ron Steffe grew up in the farm country of Berks County, where he still resides today. His first hunting outings began at the age of 8. Those episodes consisted of following close behind his father on small game hunts, a broken .22 rifle in hand, with which he pretended to shoot his share of fleeing quarry. His angling experiences started at about the same time. A member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and the Outdoor Writers of America Association, he has been published locally, statewide and nationally, most often reflecting upon first-hand outdoor experiences, in which he still fully engages today.