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OWAC Board of Directors

Barbara Steinberg

Barbara Steinberg

Barbara Steinberg's professional travel writing and editing career began in 1990 with Visit California as publications director for the California Official State Visitor’s Guide & Travel Planner, California Official State Map, and VisitCalifornia.com website.

Bob Semerau

Bob Semerau

Lara Kaylor

Lara Kaylor

Lara Kaylor has worked as a journalist for more than a decade covering everything from the outdoors to small town politics. She joined OWAC in 2007. These days Lara works at Mammoth Lakes Tourism as the Director of Communications.

Meade Fischer

Meade Fischer

Meade Fischer, an OWAC board member and former president, is also a member of Bay Area Travel Writers. A former teacher, he now works as a freelance outdoor writer as well as a book author—9 self-published, both fiction and outdoor-related non-fiction. 

Pat Young

Pat Young

Pat Young, 64, is the newest member of the OWAC Board of Directors. Pat was born and raised in Los Angeles and headed north to attend Cal Poly-SLO where he received his BS in Animal Science and a Secondary Teaching Credential in Agricultural Science.

Peter Schroeder

Peter Schroeder

A freelance writer/photographer, Peter Schroeder specializes in recreational boating, cruising under sail, snow skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and worldwide adventure travel.

Thomas Wilmer

Thomas Wilmer

Wilmer started his journalism career as a copy boy for the Wall Street Journal. He has served as travel editor and columnist for numerous newspapers and lifestyle magazines, including Tahoe Quarterly, Central Coast Magazine, and travel editor at Las Vegas Magazine for five years.

Tom Martens

Tom Martens

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Board of Director Bios

  • Tom Martens
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  • Bob Semerau
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  • Barbara Steinberg
    Barbara Steinberg

    Barbara Steinberg's professional travel writing and editing career began in 1990 with Visit California as publications director for the California Official State Visitor’s Guide & Travel Planner, California Official State Map, and VisitCalifornia.com website.

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  • Thomas Wilmer
    Thomas Wilmer

    Wilmer started his journalism career as a copy boy for the Wall Street Journal. He has served as travel editor and columnist for numerous newspapers and lifestyle magazines, including Tahoe Quarterly, Central Coast Magazine, and travel editor at Las Vegas Magazine for five years.

    in board Read more...
  • Meade Fischer
    Meade Fischer

    Meade Fischer, an OWAC board member and former president, is also a member of Bay Area Travel Writers. A former teacher, he now works as a freelance outdoor writer as well as a book author—9 self-published, both fiction and outdoor-related non-fiction. 

    in board Read more...
  • Peter Schroeder
    Peter Schroeder

    A freelance writer/photographer, Peter Schroeder specializes in recreational boating, cruising under sail, snow skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and worldwide adventure travel.

    in board Read more...
  • Lara Kaylor
    Lara Kaylor

    Lara Kaylor has worked as a journalist for more than a decade covering everything from the outdoors to small town politics. She joined OWAC in 2007. These days Lara works at Mammoth Lakes Tourism as the Director of Communications.

    in board Read more...
  • Pat Young
    Pat Young

    Pat Young, 64, is the newest member of the OWAC Board of Directors. Pat was born and raised in Los Angeles and headed north to attend Cal Poly-SLO where he received his BS in Animal Science and a Secondary Teaching Credential in Agricultural Science.

    in board Read more...

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 Lara Kaylor

My name is Lara Kaylor and I have worked as a journalist for more than a decade covering everything from the outdoors to small town politics. I joined OWAC in 2007.