Writer #2123
Cove, OR
6 Star Rating
151 Love Lists
124 Clients
1,117,000 Words
Ethan has written enthusiastically since he was a child, but on a professional level for the past eight years or so. In addition to plentiful research papers related to his college degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), he contributed to academic articles on wildlife-research studies he worked on during that time (wildlife-vehicle collisions, amphibian malformations, albatross mortality). He has also written for a newspaper in northeastern Oregon ("The Observer"), covering a variety of beats; Backpacker Magazine; the Bureau of Land Management; Wilderness.net, the federal information clearinghouse for U.S. wilderness areas; and many online publications, from USA Today's "Travel Tips" to Trails.com. Much of his work centers on natural history, ecology, adventure travel, and outdoor recreation.


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Industry Projects

  • Travel1,000+
  • Outdoor/Recreation100+
  • Science100+
  • Garden100+
  • Green Living10+

Summary of Industry Experience


Much of Ethan's writing focus covers travel--specifically adventure and nature-oriented travel/ecotourism. He's provided work in this regard for a variety of private clients as well as to USA Today's "Travel Tips", NationalGeographic.com's "Green Living," and a number of other Demand Media-associated outlets. He's also in the process of writing a field guide aimed at landscape interpretation for the outdoor (and armchair) traveler.


One of Ethan's major writing focuses, along with natural history/ecology, is outdoor recreation. He's written on the subject for a number of outlets, including Backpacker Magazine, RootsRated, the Bureau of Land Management, the "Observer" newspaper (La Grande, Ore.), Examiner (as the Portland Outdoor Adventure Examiner), Trails, LIVESTRONG, and USA Today's "Travel Tips." He's also written on recreation topics for a number of private clients.


Ethan specializes in interpretive writing on natural history, ecology, physical geography, geology, wildlife, and botany, informed by his academic background in ecology and geography and his lifelong passion for the natural world. He's written hundreds of pieces on these subjects for numerous online outlets (Demand Media) as well as for private clients and newspapers. His own writing projects, including the development of a field guide, center on landscape interpretation and ecology. He wrote portions for several academic papers based on professional wildlife and biology research work he was a part of.


Ethan's background in botany and vegetation communities has informed some writing on gardening topics for a number of Demand Media-owned outlets, particularly eHow Home & Garden and eHow.com. Most of this work centers on profiles of a given tree or shrub; explorations of plant physiology and ecology; and common plant pests.

Green Living

Ethan has written on green-living topics on a number of projects. He wrote several pieces on eco-friendly travel and lifestyle for the National Geographic/Demand Media partnership "Green Living," published on NationalGeographic.com. He's also completed green-living titles for private clients, focusing mainly on ecologically sustainable travel.

Product Projects

  • Article1,000+

Summary of Product Experience


From newspaper features to online ecology primers, much of Ethan's work has taken article form. He's skilled at translating complicated concepts into an engaging form accessible to the general reader.

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