(Photos are a bit dated)
Steve Allen started his publishing career at age 12, when he and some neighborhood kid wrote, published, and sold (door-to-door!) The Martian Tribune. Inspired by science fiction genius Robert Heinlein, the 4-typewritten page Tribune reported on sightings of Martians in Steve’s little hometown of Corning, New York. The publication sold for ten cents and had 5 subscribers, comprising neighbors who just couldn’t resist the entrepreneurial spirit of two young boys. Publication ceased when the duo ran out of carbon paper and got a little tired of retyping each issue three times on the old Smith-Corona. Steve went on to a successful career in teaching, then in the insurance business. He was a small business owner in Appleton, Wisconsin for four long years. Most recently he was a sales rep for Door Publishing, helping customers place ads in the Kewaunee County Star-News and the Door County Advocate. WIth writing and photography as a passion since the eighth grade, he established DoorCountyTravelersJournal.com first as a travel website in 2005, then as an E-Magazine in 2011.
Alan Kassien has a real job in the compliance and training publishing industry, but he acts as our consultant for graphics and layout of the magazine, having over 30 years of experience in this field. Alan also writes a column entitled “Flying Debris”, which could be about anything he finds interesting about life in Door County. Alan’s particular interest is gardening, sustainable agriculture, and the natural beauty of Door County. He promises to write more stories for our readers upon retirement from the business world in just a few years.
Skipper the Door County Otter is our Outdoors Editor and writes about interesting things to do when you’re outside on the Door Peninsula. He also writes a column for our Kids Edition entitled “Kids Ask Skipper”, where he imparts his wisdom regarding a variety of topics of particular interest to children and teens. You “otter” like his writing … he’s pretty good. Skipper was born and raised in Sister Bay. He was a sales and motivational assistant at Kewaunee County Star-News from 2008-2010 and an admired teaching assistant in the Kimberly School District prior to that time. He loves people, especially kids!
Dr. Linda Steiner
Myrna L. Cohn
Lauren R. Jacobs