Summer 2015: Contributors

Meet the authors, photographers, and additional contributors who help bring the magazine to life.

Christine Byron and Tom WilsonTom Wilson and Christine Byron

Based in Grand Rapids and Leelanau County, new BLUE columnists Tom and Chris are fascinated by the history of Michigan tourism and roadside architecture. Their four pictorial “Vintage Views” books have received three
Michigan Notable Book awards as well as a State History Award (

Dianne C. BurdickDianne Carroll Burdick

This West Michigan photographer’s award-winning work ( is showcased in numerous exhibitions and books, including “Listen to the Landscape” by Linda Nemec Foster (2006, Eerdmans Publishing) and “Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food” by Jaye Beeler (2012, Arbutus Press).

Jerry DennisJerry Dennis

A renowned Michigan author and BLUE’s “Reflections” columnist, Jerry lives near Traverse City, where he gets away with calling his fishing, hunting, canoeing, birding and beachwalking “research.” Uncover what he’s discovered at


Howard MeyersonHoward Meyerson

A native of Detroit, BLUE’s Grand Rapids-based “Undercurrents” columnist is an award-winning journalist and lifelong outdoor enthusiast. His works appear in a variety of publications including MLive Media Group newspapers and his blog, The Outdoor Journal (


Dianna StampflerDianna Stampfler

As the president of Promote Michigan, Dianna merges years of print and broadcast media experience with a passion for marketing her home state. Editorial credits include Midwest Living Magazine’s 2006 Michigan Travel Ideas ( 


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