Rendezvous 2018 - Storytellers

Meet our 2018 Storytellers

More to come! Here are your storytellers as of January 2018:

Blake Fischer


Blake Fischer lives just outside of Boise, ID with his wife Beth and their 4 kids: Marlie 10, Cohen 9, Cash 8, and Sawyer 8. When he isn't hunting, he owns and operates a wholesale agricultural irrigation company, a broadhead company, and is currently the Idaho Fish and Game region 3 commissioner.

Ian Malepai


Ian Malepeai is happily married to his "trophy wife" Hailey, and lives in Boise Idaho with their two daughters Malia (4) and Maya (1). Ian loves dragging his family on outdoor adventures that they thank him for later, and is always 2 hours late from his stated time of return on fishing/hunting trips with friends. He is a passionate fly fisherman, archery elk hunter, and chukar hunter - and thinks that his Vizsla is the best bird dog to have ever lived. As if he doesn't have enough hobbies in the fall, he also likes to impersonate a college football referee on the weekends.

Bob Marshall


Bob Marshall, long-time Conservation Editor-At-Large for Field & Stream, is a New Orleans journalist whose reporting on Louisiana coastal issues at The Times-Picayune and The Lens has been recognized by two Pulitzer Prizes; the John H. Oakes Prize for Distinguished Environmental Reporting from Columbia University; the Keck Award for best science reporting from The National Academies of Sciences, a national Edward Murrow Award from the Radio, Television and Digital News Association, Gannett Award for Innovative Watchdog Journalism from the Investigative Reports and Editors Association, The National Headliners Award and many others.

In April 2017 Bob returned to The Times-Picayune to begin a regular op-ed on environmental issues. In previous lives Bob’s work as a sportswriter led to his induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, while his achievements as an outdoors writer resulted in selection for the Circle of Chiefs, the highest award for conservation writing from the Outdoors Writers Association of America. Bob lives in his native New Orleans with his wife Marie Gould, founder of Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours.

Kris Millgate


Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate is the owner of Tight Line Media. The Idahoan is also a trail runner, fly fisher and kid hockey coach.

Steven Rinella


Steven Rinella is a prolific author and the host of the MeatEater TV show and The MeatEater Podcast.

Remi Warren


Remi Warren is a writer (Western Hunter Magazine), outdoor tv host (Solo Hunter TV), and a western big game hunting guide, sharing his knowledge hunting public lands across the west.

Rachel VandeVoort


Rachel VandeVoort is a recreationally opportunistic Montana girl whose happy place is floating in a raft down a river.  She is currently directing the Montana Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation.