Chuck is a Retired US Navy SEAL, an award winning Outdoor Writer-photographer  and
classically trained Culinarian with an AOS degree from the famous California Culinary
Academy in  San Francisco.
About Chuck-Rennaisance  Man
May 2007
May 2007
Received accolades for new
Salsavino book from wine and salsa
afficianados during the 2007
Salsavino event at
Livermore Valley
Cellars winery.
Received an Honorable Mention
award in the "Feature Magazine
Article" category from the
Writers Association of California
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June-August  2007
David Courtenay is a fantastic Wildlife Photographer friend of mine.  While this is
a great picture of him shooting a very close up of a Yosemite Valley Mule Deer,  
his website shows that his talent is a big notch above mine.
Preparing to climb a mountain as high as
Mt Shasta in California (14, 162') takes
more preparation than to visit REI.  I tried to
capture some of it in these two  articles
The "Great Outdoors" in the United States of America belongs to all Americans, not just to organizations that think they
promote it. Just as hunters pay generous fees to keep our country's wildlife abundant, Off highway vehicles pay fees to
use public lands. I used this article as my platform to promote the
Tread Lightly organization. It was designed by a US
Forest Service Ranger and adopted by the US Forest Service in 1985 to address concerns regarding increased use of
our outdoor resources by vehicles. It is now a private non-political, non-profit group aimed at educating the public with
the hope of keeping our national resources open to all.
Here is the cover and the pages of text from the December 2006 issue of
Pacific Coast Sportfishing magazine for which I won the award to the left
from the
Outdoor Writers Association of California
Offroad Adventures Magazine let me
chronicle a weekend's drive in
A Long
Weekend 4-Wheeling with Family and