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WLM | contributors WWW.WYOLIFESTYLE.COM Owner/Editor | Kati Hime editor@wyolifestyle.com Owner/Publisher/Website | Levi Hime Layout & Design | Hugh West Advertising | Kati Hime advertising@wyolifestyle.com Published by Wyoming Weddings, LLC Laramie, WY 307-755-6896 www.WyomingWeddingsOnline.com Want Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine to come directly to your door? Contact editor@wyolifestyle.com for quarterly delivery - for only $12 per year. Get in the loop! Find WLM on Facebook and Twitter, and join the conversation! We’d love to hear from you! Send us comments, questions, letters to the editor, or submissions for consideration. Mail: P.O. Box 2083 Laramie, WY 82073 Email: editor@wyolifestyle.com Opinions expressed in department columns are not those of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine. Advertising and content subject to approval of editor. All contents (c) 2015. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without written consent of the editor. Cover by Mallory Winters Photography 4 June Johnston of Star Valley’s first writing accomplishment was an Easter play for her eighth grade class which the students performed in the classroom. After graduation in 1958 she married Bob, her high school sweetheart. They moved to Wyoming in 1974. Through the years June was a bank teller, decorator, and owner of an art gallery and frame shop. She retired in 2006 and went back to her early love of writing. June has a column in her local newspaper called “Life in the Loony Lane.” She and Bob are great grandparents to six and live in Star Valley with their toy Pomeranians, Cricket and Bandit. Aaron Kraft of Jackson is a freelance photographer specializing in architectural, interior and fine art imagery. “The environment of the American mountain west is in my blood,” Aaron says. “Having been born in the shadow of the Tetons and spending the vast majority of my life living in the mountains, both my commercial and personal work is heavily influenced by the dramatic light, weather and scenery that can be found in western Wyoming. Being able to tell a cohesive story with my imagery, no matter the subject, is always my goal.” Visit kraftyphotos.com to experience Aaron’s artistry. Cathy Mitkovska of Alpine “After growing up in Ohio, I found Wyoming after stumbling upon an internship,” Cathy says. “That was eight years ago and I’ve never looked back. As a llama packing guide in The Wind River, Gros Ventre, and Wyoming Ranges I honed my skills in the backcountry. Now residing in Alpine with my husband and two year old (and our trusty mutt), I am developing a new appreciation for our wild places and sharing them with my family.” David Huber of Worland has been a life long resident of both Worland and Wyoming. While growing up, he was involved with the family feedlot operation taking care of 10,000 head of cattle and 35,000 head of sheep. After going to college for photography, David moved to Seattle and did food photography for a menu company. After four years, he moved back to Worland where he met his wife (Heidi). David and Heidi have two grown sons. Over the years David has photographed literally hundreds of weddings, families and senior portraits. He also photographs numerous sporting events like football, rodeo, soccer and just about anything considered a sport. See David’s work online at www.huberphoto.com. Travis Klingler of Laramie is an OB/GYN, photography enthusiast, husband and father of five. Photography has given Travis the opportunity to learn a lot about the world around him, as well as himself. “My desire is to capture the emotion of an image and present that image in such a way as to reproduce a similar emotion in the viewer,” he says. Whether following the adventures of his family, chasing lightning or a beautiful landscape, his photography satisfies Travis’s need to connect with others. Travis is a frequent contributor to WLM via his photography and women’s health columns. Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine | Autumn & Holiday 2015