Bob Woodward Bio


Bob Woodward

Editor Emeritus

Along with writing and photography work for numerous outdoor and sports publications, Bob started SNEWS® (Specialty NEWS) in 1983 with former National Outdoors Outfitters News (NOON) editor Ted Eugenis. After a very successful run, Bob sold SNEWS® to its current owners -- Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian -- on January 1, 2002. Bob is an active backpacker, mountain and road cyclist, whitewater and touring kayaker. He and his wife Eileen have four grown children. And yes, he still writes for SNEWS® and is our resident outdoor industry historian penning the popular Outdoor Pioneers features for GearTrends® magazine.


Did you hear?... Bob Woodward is inspiring graffiti that's anything but artistic

It's not every day that the Associated Press covers the goings on in a small town around the subject of vandalism, but a Jan. 29 story is an exception. It appears that a singular vandal, or perhaps small group of vandals, in and around the Bend, Ore., area, has a thing for SNEWS® more

SNEWS® Live: SNEWS® Founder Bob Woodward looks back on outdoor industry history and makes predictions for the future

This edition of SNEWS® Live is brought to you by The North Face [advertising_display billboard_name="|Podcast_TNF_Billboard|" number_to_display="|3|"] SNEWS® Live: To close out our Summer Market 2006 coverage, SNEWS® Live sat down with Bob Woodward, industry journalist and more

James Mills Bio

Originally from Los Angeles, Mills holds a bachelor-of-arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Anthropology. After a three year stint in retail sales working for the Berkeley location of Seattle Based Recreational Equipment Inc., Mills moved to Madison, more

Sharon Leicham Bio

Leicham’s first retail venture was as the owner of That Paper Store, a custom stationery and gift shop in California. After selling the business in 1971 she took a position with apparel manufacturer Royal Robbins in its wholesale division as Director of Merchandising. During her more

Therese Iknoian Bio

Following obtaining her undergraduate degree in journalism, Therese Iknoian spent a decade as a newspaper reporter before launching a free-lance career specializing in sports and fitness writing and instruction and earning her master’s degree in exercise physiology. She has been more

Michael Hodgson Bio

Recognized nationally for his poignant writing style, humor and knowledge of outdoor equipment, award-winning journalist and author Michael Hodgson is constantly "seeking out the wilder side of a mountain..." in search of a good story or a ridiculously tough place to test gear. more

Marcus Woolf Bio

Marcus Woolf served with Outdoor Retailer magazine for seven years, reaching the position of Editor in 2001. In 2002, he returned to his home state of Alabama where he works as a Senior Editor for SNEWS® and as a freelance writer for publications such as Outside magazine. Marcus more

Wendy Geister Bio

Wendy Geister has been an outdoor lover and journalist for more than 15 years. Her editorial career started at Outdoor Retailer magazine in 1992 as Associate Editor. Within two years, she was named Managing Editor. As Outdoor Retailer's properties expanded, so did Wendy's more

Clyde Soles Bio

Clyde started in the outdoor industry in 1972 when his Dad and uncle founded the second whitewater raft company in West Virginia. In 1980, he began as a part-time sales clerk for Hudson Bay Outfitters and soon worked up to store manager of their highest-volume store. Moving back more