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Honors

  • 2016 – Sunset Travel Awards – Judge
  • 2015 -Writer of the Year, Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards
  • 2015 – 1st Place, Best Outdoor Newspaper Column – California Rambling, Mountain Democrat  – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2015 -1st Place, Best Outdoor Internet Site – CaliforniaFallColor.com – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2015 – 1st Place, Best Outdoor Radio Show Medium Format, On Travel/American Forces Radio Network, John Poimiroo & Paul Lasley, Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards
  • 2015 – 1st Place, Best Outdoor Photographic Series, Southern California’s Lake Tahoe: Big Bear, Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards
  • 2015 – 1st Place, Best OWAC Conference-related Work,Southern California’s Lake Tahoe: Big Bear, Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards
  • 2015 – 2nd Place, Best Outdoor Feature Photograph, Pebbles Plain Death Struggle, Outdoor Writers Association of California Craft Awards
  • 2015 – Frank Riley Award – Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter, silver award for travel writing
  • 2015 – Sunset Travel Awards – Judge
  • 2014 – 1st Place, Best Outdoor Medium – CaliforniaFallColor.com – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2014 – 1st Place, Best Outdoor Newspaper Column – California Rambling, Mountain Democrat  – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2014 – 1st Place, Best Outdoor Action Photograph – Clear Sailing at Clear Lake  – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2014 – 2nd Place, Phil Ford Humor Award – Virgin Alley (Photograph)  – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2014 – 3rd Place, Best Outdoor News Article – Skiing and Snowboarding with Benefits – Outdoor Writers Association of California Crafts Awards
  • 2014 – 1st Place, Best Nature Photograph – Outdoor Writers Association of California Photo Shootout
  • 205 – 3rd Place, Best Nature Photograph – Outdoor Writers Association of California Photo Shootout
  • 2014 – Honorable Mention, Best Action Photograph – Outdoor Writers Association of California Photo Shootout
  • 2008 – California Tourism Marketing Excellence Award, Judge’s Choice, Best E-Marketing
  • 2003 – Frank Riley Award – Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter, gold award for travel writing
  • 2002 – California Tourism Marketing Excellence Award, Cooperative Marketing (team leader)
  • 1999 – President’s Award – California Travel Parks Association
  • 1999 – California Tourism Hall of Fame
  • 1998 – State Tourism Director of the Year, Travel Industry Association of America
  • 1998 – Chancellor’s Tourism Award, University of Colorado
  • 1997 – Odyssey Award, Cooperative Marketing – Travel Industry Association of America (team leader)
  • 1997 – Gold Portfolio, Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter Photo Shootout
  • 1996 – Access Award – Accessible San Diego
  • 1995 – President’s Award – California Travel Parks Association
  • 1995 – Odyssey Award, Environment – Travel Industry Association of America (team leader)
  • 1991 – Take Pride in California Award, State of California (team member)
  • 1991 – Take Pride in America Award, U.S. Government (team member)
  • 1989 – Take Pride in California Award, State of California (team member)
  • 1989 – Take Pride in America Award, U.S. Government (team member)
  • 1983 – Cert. of Merit, Best Feature/Human Interest Release, Peninsula Press Club
  • 1983 – 1st Place, Overall PR Program, Public Relations Society of America, Northern California Chapter – team leader
  • 1978 – Cert. of Merit, Best Short Publicity Film Clip for TV, Peninsula Press Club
  • 1978 – 1st Place, Best Short Publicity Film Clip for TV, Peninsula Press Club
  • 1977 – Cert. of Merit, Best Publicity Photo, Peninsula Press Club
  • 1977 – Cert. of Merit, Best News Release – General News, Peninsula Press Club
  • 1977 – Cert. of Merit, Best News Release – Feature, Peninsula Press Club
  • 1973 – Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha
  • 1969 – William Randolph Hearst National Writing Competition – Investigative Reporting
  • 1968 – William Randolph Hearst National Writing Competition – General Reporting
  • 1968 – Society of Professional Journalists – Radio Reporting