Team BWC

Theresa Miskin

The brains behind the BWC.  Theresa is a photographer, hiker, hunter, fisherwoman, and all around adventurer… check out some of her photography here.

Ron Miskin

Cecil Miskin

Isaac Russell

Sprucely Designed, LLC (Web)

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Kevin Estela

Survival Expert (Product Tester)

Kevin is the Owner and Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education. He brings extensive educational experience to the courses and material he offers. Kevin is a regular contributing author for RECOIL and OFF-GRID Magazine, American Survival Guide, American Frontiersman, Survivor’s Edge and other magazines through Beckett Media, Engaged Media and Athlon Outdoors Media with over 100 published print articles. He is the author of many online articles for various websites and he is the top-billed Contributing Author for the website of Discovery Channel Host, Joel Lambert. He is a sponsored Professional Outdoorsman by numerous product companies and has great working relationships with many others. He is a guest speaker at sportsmen’s shows, speaking engagements and webinars. He is a product tester for sporting goods companies and has a proven name in the business for providing honest feedback from years of experience in the field. Kevin has taught on both the East and West coast and has traveled to every corner of the United States, around the country, and even to the United Kingdom to teach bushcraft and survival skills. In January 2015, Kevin officially signed the Estela Wilderness Education Fund into effect. This fund was created to send underprivileged youth from his hometown to educational programs at the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut.

Justin Savidis

Musher

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Frank Solivan

Musician

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year.

Avner Ofer

Photographer

Traveling to many remote and off the beaten path locations, I attempt to capture intimate moments, and glimpses into other cultures. Studying the languages, customs, and geography of the places I visit enables me to explore deeper into that culture, and try to revel some of the essence of the place. Using this philosophy allows me to photograph any location from exotic Tibet to my back yard in Washington D.C. with the same insight and view.
I picked up my dad’s old Pentax ME Super when I was in high school, and have been shooting ever since. With a degree in geography and camera in hand, I follow a simple concept: Travel . Culture . Art . I need to travel, love exploring cultures, and bring back art in the form of photography.
I was fortunate to intern at National Geographic back in 2000, which was an amazing experience. That is what brought me to DC, and I am still here. I travel every year for 2-3 months, during the winter, and sell the rest of the year at markets and festivals around the area. The reward of sharing parts of the world, and my vision of it, with other people, is beyond words. When my images receive both an emotional and intellectual response, I feel I have done my job.

Kate Krezel

Cartographer

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Survival Expert (Product Tester)

Kevin Estela

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