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A view of the Big Hole River valley.

Montana Outdoors Magazine Montana Outdoors Staff

Tom Dickson, EditorTom Dickson


Tom Dickson has been editor of Montana Outdoors since 2002. Before then he had worked 14 years as a communications manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where he won numerous national awards for writing, editing, and communications projects. He is also co-author of a fishing and natural history book, Fishing for Buffalo, and has written for National WildlifeFly FishermanSporting Classics , and other publications.

An avid hunter, angler, hiker, and bird watcher, Tom says he's an "amateur all-arounder" when it comes to outdoors activities: "There's so much to do outside that I've never been able to focus on one thing and get good at it. "He lives in Helena with his wife and springer spaniel.

Luke Duran, Art DirectorLuke Duran
Art Director


Luke Duran has been art director of Montana Outdoors since 2002. Previously he was creative director at a multi-national communications company in Vancouver, Washington, a designer at the Livingston Enterprise newspaper in Livingston, Montana, and a graphic artist for Gibson Guitars. "I love being able to channel my creative energy toward Montana fish and wildlife conservation issues," says Luke, "but the real fun is challenging myself to visually improve the magazine with each issue."

Luke operates a freelance design business, enjoys cooking, landscaping, aquariums, and hiking. An avid music lover and bass guitar player, he plays in The Mighty Flick, an 80's dance band on the weekend. Luke lives in East Helena with his love Marianne, son, Cade, daughters, Stella, Lauren, Olivia and cat Tito, and three mutts, Lucy, Lily and Chupi.

Angie Howell, Circulation ManagerAngie Howell
Circulation Manager


Angie Howell is the circulation manager for Montana Outdoors. She oversees customer service and is responsible for subscription fulfillment.
Angie lives in East Helena with her husband of 28 years, DJ, and their four kids. When not at work, you will find her hiking on one of the 70 miles of Prickly Pear Land Trust trails in the Helena area or attending her kids' activities. Bitten by the travel bug, Angie is always planning the family's next adventure.