1991 - present
Feature magazine articles on science,
adventure travel, sports, history, forestry, natural history,
recreation, travel, theatre, and entertainment.
Newspaper reporter for Pacific Publishing
and Robinson Newspapers.
Interviews of athletes, actors,
musicians, scientists, and others on the phone and in person.
Contributing writer for Balloon Life,
Northwest on Stage, Intermission, Sports ETC., Canoe and Kayak Racing
News, and Timber/West.
Heart of Stone,
The Isle of Alaska Mystery,
Growing Up White in the Sixties and
Technical writing/editing, including
business work manuals, educational brochures, and capability brochures
Magazine Columns 1986 - present
Real Estate News, Kirkland
Olympic Athlete Profiles, Sports ETC.
Exit Thinking, Northwest on Stage 1992-93
Plants and People, Association for
Environmental Education 1986-87
Proof Reader and Writing
Consultant 1992 - present
Proof reader for Cascade Crest, a
bi-monthly publication of the Seattle Sierra Club.
Assist health care professionals in
developing ideas and in writing journal articles.
Edit educational curricula, newsletters,
safety plans and procedures, in-house documents, and employee handbooks
for private business.
Develop capabilities brochure for
Program Director 1985 - 1991
Manage an Outdoor Education and Travel
Adventure company. Develop educational curricula, operating manuals, and
Executive Board Member, Alki Community
Council, 1994 - 1999 and 2005 - present
Secretary, Wenatchee River Festival,
2004 - present
Publicity Director for Olympic Festival
Trials, Whitewater Slalom, 1994-96
Chief of Logistics, West Regional Olympic
Whitewater Slalom Trials, 1996-97
Education Chairman for Washington Native
Plant Society, Puget Sound Chapter, 1992 - 1993
Program Director, "Celebrating
Wildflowers," U.S. Forest Service, 1992
Life Sciences Teaching Credential,
Humboldt State University, 1982.
Graduate study, biology and plant
ecology, Humboldt State University, 1976-79.
B.A., botany, University of California,
Special Skills and Qualifications
Proven, extensive experience in
logistics, project planning, and management
Proficient with all versions of WordPerfect,
Microsoft Word, and Windows XP
Proven ability to interview Olympic athletes and celebrities
Knowledge of western U.S. flora and avifauna
Proven ability to work independently
Articles and Interviews
Stekel, Peter. 2006. Mystery of the Ice Man.
Sierra Heritage. 26: 26-29.
Stekel, Peter. 2006. The Last Season
Stekel, Peter. 2006. The Mountain
Yellow-legged Frog is Recovering in Sequoia and Kings Canyon
National Parks. Yosemite Nature Notes.
Vol.6. Read it
Stekel, Peter. 2005. The River Rules.
American Whitewater [first place award, Conservation
Category, in the 2005 American Whitewater essay content].
XLVINovember-December: 50-53. Read it here.
Stekel, Peter. 2004. Kirkland theater to shake
off the winter chill. Kirkland Courier. March, 2004.
Stekel, Peter. 2003. Medi-Vac in Sequoia - A
Park visitorís view. Ranger - the Journal of the Association
of National Park Rangers. XVIV:16-17.
Stekel, Peter. 2002. Top Racer Takes Break.
Stekel, Peter. 2001. Seattle Community College
District in SEATTLE: 150 YEARS OF PROGRESS, by James R.
Warren. Heritage Media Press. 510 pages.
Stekel, Peter. 1999. Tracking Brewer and
King's Adventures on the Great Western Divide. California Explorer.
Stekel, Peter. 1999. Leaving No Trace
Means Going Gently. Canoeing and Kayaking. March:90-94.
Stekel, Peter. 1999. Wildflower Heaven. Pack
and Paddle. 8:36-37.
Stekel, Peter. 1999. A Mickey Mouse
Picnic Day. UC Davis Magazine. 16(3):48.
Stekel, Peter. 1998. Anderson-Abruzzo
International Balloon Museum. Balloon Life.
Stekel, Peter. 1997. The Cost of Living
in Seattle. Seattle Magazine.
Stekel, Peter. 1996. Scott Shipley: A
Whitewater Rush. Sports ETC.
Stekel, Peter. 1996. Among Glaciers. Sea
Stekel, Peter. 1995. Living with Fire. American
Stekel, Peter. 1995. Did Chief Seattle
Really Say, "The Earth Does Not Belong to Man; Man Belongs to the
Earth?" Wild West.
Stekel, Peter. 1995. The Long and Short
of It. The Red Herring Mystery Magazine. Winter. Pgs 21-27.
Professional and Writer's Organizations
Writers of America
Stekel, Peter. 2005. First Place in the
American Whitewater literary contest - Conservation category. Read it
Stekel, Peter. 2004. Ephemeroptera,
place in the 2004 Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Literary Contest in the Adult Article/Essay/Short Memoir
category. Read it
Stekel, Peter. 1996. Second Place,
Excellence in Craft Contest: Newspaper Article on Boating. Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association.
Read it here.
Stekel, Peter. 1996. Second Place,
Excellence in Craft Contest: Newspaper Article on Conservation/Natural History. Northwest Outdoor Writer's
Association. Read it here.
Stekel, Peter. 1996. Third Place,
Excellence in Craft Contest: Newspaper Article on Conservation/Natural History. Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association.
Read it here.
Stekel, Peter. 1992. Accomplishment of
Merit. What Meets the Eye? Creative Arts and Science Enterprises. Read