Winter 2015: Contributors

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

Thank you on behalf of all the K9 teams we support for your donation of copies of BLUE’s Travel & Adventure issue for our October Care Packages. The magazines will be a perfect accompaniment to our theme of “Michigan: Mayhem and Music (Strumming Around the Campfire).” They will be a huge hit with the handlers! We are grateful for your generosity to these brave men and women who are deployed with their dogs to protect other soldiers.

— Col. Dick Baumer, Michigan BLUE Magazine

The Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc. – Canton, GA

Jerry DennisJerry Dennis

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


Gary OdmarkGary W. Odmark

Renowned for his realistic portrayals of the Great Lakes, Odmark provides illustrations for BLUE’s State of Mine and At The Helm in this issue. The prolific Holland-based artist’s fine- quality limited edition prints and originals in oils, watercolors and acrylics can be viewed at


Jon OsbornJon Osborn

When Osborn isn’t chasing after his kids, he’s probably knee deep in a northern trout stream or following his English setter through an alder stand in search of woodcock. Osborn is grateful to live and write in a region with so many outdoor opportunities. He contributes to a variety of publications and authored the book, “Classic Michigan Flies — 16 Legendary Patterns.”

Aaron PetersonAaron Peterson 

Peterson is a travel and outdoor lifestyle writer, photographer and filmmaker based near Lake Superior on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “Cold Rolled,” a film produced by Peterson’s Clear Cold Cinema, highlights Marquette’s trail network for fat tire bikes. His latest project, “The Michigan Ice Film,” chronicles the area’s world-class ice climbing, set for release during Michigan Ice Fest in February.

We welcome letters to the editor. Please send letters in care of: Editor, Michigan BLUE Magazine, 549 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 201, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or e-mail to Letters may be edited for reasons of clarity and space. 

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