MISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America announces the hiring of Kelsey Dayton as editor of Outdoors Unlimited, the association’s flagship magazine.
Originally from Missoula, Mont., Dayton earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where she focused on outdoor and environmental issue reporting.
After graduating she missed the mountains and wanted to return to the West and took a newspaper job in Wyoming at the Gillette News Record. Dayton then worked for the Jackson Hole News&Guide, moving on to cover the environmental beat for the Casper Star-Tribune before she began freelancing full time. She’s won numerous state and national writing awards. As a freelancer she covers recreation and environmental policy and research. She’ll continue freelancing while producing Outdoors Unlimited.
“Kelsey will be a welcome addition to the communications team here at OWAA,” said Executive Director Tom Sadler. “She knows OWAA and now has a chance to put her talents to work on Outdoors Unlimited.”
When she’s not seeking and pitching stories that will get her outside, Dayton loves to ski, hike, bike and camp. She writes a weekly outdoor focused blog called Peaks to Plains for Wyofile.com.
“I am always looking for a way to blend work with my love of the outdoors. I’m looking forward to working with talented communicators that share my passion for all things outside,” Dayton said.