Journalist since 1997, degree in education, Oregon Publishers Association awards. Specialties: outdoor travel (U.S. mostly), nature, health, environment, animals, green living, human rights.
"David Bjurstrom (pronounced b-yoor-strum) has earned many awards for his graphite pencil drawings in some of the West's
most prestigious art shows, including the C. M. Russell Auction of Original Western art, and he is recognized as one of the best and most innovative Western art graphite pencil artists in the nation. 'It feels odd,' he says. I still feel like the new guy. Maybe it's because I enjoy what I do so much...."