Summer 2016: Contributors

Contributors, Summer 2016


We are current owners of the Douglas House by Richard Meier in Harbor Springs and enjoyed seeing a picture of our house on your cover.
The restoration of the house is now complete, and just this year it was accepted for the Historic Register by Michigan Modern.
— Michael H. and Marcia McCarthy

Jaye BeelerJaye Beeler

A food lover, world traveler and veteran contributor to Michigan’s culinary scene. She is an award-winning journalist and the author of “Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food: A Culinary Roadtrip” (2012, Arbutus Press). She lives in Grand Rapids with her family.


Mark S. CarlsonMark S. Carlson

Specializes in nature photography and has explored the natural beauty of the Great Lakes State from shore to shore. His work appears in magazines, books and calendars, including the acclaimed book “Michigan Simply Beautiful.” To see more of his work, visit


Howard MeyersonHoward Meyerson

A regular contributor and award-winning writer. The Detroit native lives in Grand Rapids where he writes about the outdoors, nature and the environment. His work appears in a variety of publications. His blog, The Outdoor Journal, is found at


Christopher SmithChristopher Smith

A nationally recognized, award-winning artist and photographer, most famous for his stunning wildlife art featuring loons, deer, swans and songbirds. The avid outdoorsman also is a writer. See


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