Guest Contributors

Dan Thompson

I’m Dan, and I’m the Editor in Chief of True North Athletics. I’m also an avid adventurer, digital nomad, and traveler. I enjoy all types of outdoor sports, a good golf tan, and spontaneous weekend trips. I currently live in Brazil where I can be found frequently hiking the rain forest around my city! Read More »

Lara Kaylor

Lara Kaylor is an outdoor enthusiast who gets her thrills from big time recreation in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. where she lives and hikes with her husband and 130-pound Malamute. An award-winning journalist, Lara has been writing about all things Eastern Sierra since 2003. Lara currently works as a freelance writer, and Media Relations Manager for Mammoth Lakes Tourism. She also ... Read More »

Pamela Mattson McDonald

While a successful, visual artist at the mouth of the Columbia River for twenty years, Pamela Mattson McDonald relied on acute observation, creativity, and a disciplined focus. For the last eight she’s honed these skills to the written word. Her work is a window on her varied past experience and worldview. She’s also gardened extensively, worked in the merchant marines, ... Read More »

Lisa Strader

Lisa Strader is the Digital Media Manager for Visit Southern West Virginia, the regional tourism promotion bureau for all things Southern West Virginia. Having worked promoting southern WV for over 20 years, Lisa thoroughly enjoys getting out into the hills of WV with her co-workers, friends and family. Read More »

Nelson County, Virginia

If you go to central Virginia, between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, you will find the 471 square miles of Nelson County. The James River borders the southern and eastern sides of the county while the Blue Ridge Mountains can be found to the north and west. Part of the George Washington National Forest is located in the western side of the ... Read More »