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About


Out of wilderness

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About


Out of wilderness

 

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Out of  Wilderness
Magazine

Out of Wilderness is a digital platform which seeks to encourage the discourse on topics of both environmental and wildlife conflict. Through digital journalism and photography, OOW offers a unique dialogue on issues regarding the conservation of the world’s environment and its species. But we’re no run-of-the-mill site. Modern, contemporary and ever-evolving, OOW covers the topics you want to know about and helps educate readers on conservational conflicts. 

 
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meet


the OOW team

meet


the OOW team

Jacalyn Beales ~ Editor-in-Chief A passionate advocate for the conservation of our world's wildlife, Jacalyn has spent the last three years writing for various print & digital publications about the issues and conflicts concerning key species. Her investigative journalism and writing has been featured in publications such as Earth Island Journal, Africa Geographic, Photographers Without Borders, Selva Beat Magazine, The Outbound Collective, Thoughtfully Magazine and more. When she's not busy running OOW as Editor-in-Chief, Jacalyn can be found acting as chief administrator and founder of the social media community, People Against Canned Hunting (PACH). Having served as a Canadian Representative with the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH), she is passionate about the conservation of Africa's key species, along with the preservation of global keystone species. In 2016, Jacalyn founded Out of Wilderness Magazine as a conscious effort to help fellow millennials and wilderness advocates learn more about the issues facing the planet and its wild species.  

Jacalyn Beales ~ Editor-in-Chief

A passionate advocate for the conservation of our world's wildlife, Jacalyn has spent the last three years writing for various print & digital publications about the issues and conflicts concerning key species. Her investigative journalism and writing has been featured in publications such as Earth Island Journal, Africa Geographic, Photographers Without Borders, Selva Beat Magazine, The Outbound Collective, Thoughtfully Magazine and more.

When she's not busy running OOW as Editor-in-Chief, Jacalyn can be found acting as chief administrator and founder of the social media community, People Against Canned Hunting (PACH). Having served as a Canadian Representative with the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH), she is passionate about the conservation of Africa's key species, along with the preservation of global keystone species. In 2016, Jacalyn founded Out of Wilderness Magazine as a conscious effort to help fellow millennials and wilderness advocates learn more about the issues facing the planet and its wild species.  

@jacalynbeales

Laura Smith ~ Journal Contributor Laura Smith is a freelance writer and marketing specialist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is passionate about opting outside and making exploring a part of everyone's life, no matter the distance or scope. A Nebraska native, she came West to experience the vast opportunities for adventure that Colorado has to offer as well as develop her interest in environmental causes. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received a bachelors in Journalism. Her love for writing and the outdoors started at a young age and has continued to ripen ever since. She spends most of her time hiking, climbing, traveling and making bad jokes that occasionally get laughs.

Laura Smith ~ Journal Contributor

Laura Smith is a freelance writer and marketing specialist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is passionate about opting outside and making exploring a part of everyone's life, no matter the distance or scope. A Nebraska native, she came West to experience the vast opportunities for adventure that Colorado has to offer as well as develop her interest in environmental causes.


She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received a bachelors in Journalism. Her love for writing and the outdoors started at a young age and has continued to ripen ever since. She spends most of her time hiking, climbing, traveling and making bad jokes that occasionally get laughs.




@loraexplora

 

Dana Zakshevsky ~ Staff Writer Dana attended Ithaca College in New York where she majored in writing. Since graduation, Dana has worked as a freelancer for New South Publishing, writing for several of their magazines. She has also contributed to blogs and other social media sites, as well as providing web content, brochures and articles for various businesses. An avid wildlife supporter and naturalist since childhood, Dana is thrilled to blend her passion for writing with her love for all things wilderness! She currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her ten-year-old vizsla, Louie. 

Dana Zakshevsky ~ Staff Writer

Dana attended Ithaca College in New York where she majored in writing. Since graduation, Dana has worked as a freelancer for New South Publishing, writing for several of their magazines. She has also contributed to blogs and other social media sites, as well as providing web content, brochures and articles for various businesses. An avid wildlife supporter and naturalist since childhood, Dana is thrilled to blend her passion for writing with her love for all things wilderness! She currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her ten-year-old vizsla, Louie. 

@danazak

Brady Jones ~ Staff Writer Brady Jones is a freelance writer who is passionate about our natural world and hopes to inspire others to take an active role in protecting it. He grew up on Bainbridge Island, a small island near Seattle, and then attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he developed a love for writing and a belief in the power of just a single voice. Brady currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where he enjoys exploring the state’s vast wilderness areas. He spends much of his time hiking, fly fishing and contemplating the mundane.

Brady Jones ~ Staff Writer

Brady Jones is a freelance writer who is passionate about our natural world and hopes to inspire others to take an active role in protecting it. He grew up on Bainbridge Island, a small island near Seattle, and then attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he developed a love for writing and a belief in the power of just a single voice. Brady currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where he enjoys exploring the state’s vast wilderness areas. He spends much of his time hiking, fly fishing and contemplating the mundane.

@bradyrjones