OUR WRITERS

Gary Miller

Gary Miller is an outdoor writer, author, and speaker. He also serves as Pro Staff for several hunting companies including PSE Archery, Schiek Sports, Ky. Antler Company, and Alpen Optics. His sponsors include Hevi-Shot and Lacrosse Boots. When he is not writing or speaking, you'll find him in a tree stand, a turkey blind, or on the river. He has written 3 books, Outdoor Truths, Hunting and Fishing for Answers Volumes I and II and Devotions from a Hunting, Fishing, and Sports Father, to His Son. The Outdoor Truths series are each a compilation of the articles he has written over time. He has been married to Teresa for over 30 years, and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Outdoor Truths is a weekly sportsmen's article that appears in newspapers, regional magazines, and online across the South, and Midwest. It is a blend of observations and experiences that have come over time from being in God's great outdoors.

gary@outdoortruths.org


Roper & Joan Wilkes



Gary Forrester

Environmental Horticulturalist - Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service
Responsibilities include:
Commercial and Residential Turfgrass Management and Education
Commercial and Residential Ornamental Management and Education
Vegetable Production
Urban Tree Care and Education
Horry/Georgetown/Marion County Master Gardener Coordinator
Educational Programming in Natural Resource Management
BS Texas A&M University Agronomy/Turfgrass Management
MS Texas A&M University Agronomy/Plant Biochemistry

35 years experience in the 'green' industry. 10 years as golf course builder/superintendent with 20 years as a Horticulturalist with Clemson Extension Service. 17 years as a Master Gardener gardener coordinator with over 600 local citizens certified as a South Carolina Master Gardener. Contributing author or reviewer in several Extension publications including: SC Master Gardener Training Manual, Home Lawn Care, Coast-A-Syst, Carolina Yards and Neighborhoods, Life at the Water's Edge, Conserving Water in Your Landscape, Balancing Nature in Your Landscape, Creating an Environmentally Responsible Landscape, Selecting a Lawn Care Service, Landscape Renovation.


Jerry Teaford



Craig Sasser

Craig Sasser was born and raised in Horry county. After graduating from high school he attended Furman University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and did further studies at the University of South Carolina/Coastal Carolina in Conway, SC. His career includes: Wetland Management, Waterfowl/Migratory Bird Biology, Aquatic Invasive Species Management, Conservation Networking, Landscape Habitat Planning and Public Use Management.

Today Craig is the Refuge Manager at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) located on Hwy 701 south between Conway and Georgetown.

His personal interest are parallel to his work which include: Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Surfing, Photography and Wildlife Observation.


Simon Spain



James Yates

Born and reared in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, James Yates acquired a love for nature and the outdoors quite naturally. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina, and received his post-graduate medical education at MUSC, Columbia Presbyterian College of Medicine, and University of Southern California at Irvine. He recently retired from the practice of orthopedic surgery in Conway, South Carolina, after nearly thirty years.

The outdoors whispered softly in his ear through all his working years and boyhood memories of fishing for bass and panfish were reawakened on a family trip to Montana a number of years ago. The beauty of trout and the challenge of learning to cast a fly rod lead him to freshwater fly fishing, then on to the salt, where he discovered bonefish, tarpon, permit, and our own native redfish. He has travelled extensively with fly rod in hand, though much time has been spent in our nearby marshes pursuing redfish, and the trout streams of the mountains of North Carolina.

A lifelong lexophile, recounting his many adventures in writing has produced a number of outdoor magazine articles, columns, and a blog, Castingawayblog, found online at www.castingawayblog.wordpress.com.





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