Born in Coos Bay, Oregon. University of Oregon School of Journalism. A 30-year veteren automotive/outdoor/boating magazine editor/writer/photgrapher. Articles, columns and photography have appeared in dozens of magazines over the years including Four Wheeler, Off-Road Adventures, Off-Road, Sports Afield, Field & Stream, Texas Sporting Journal, Trailer BOATS, Bass & Walleye Boats, Truck Trend, Overdrive and Custom Rigs. Author of "The Complete Guide To Trailering Your Boat" (McGraw-Hill); hosted & produced Truck Test Digest (www.trucktestdigest.com); business partner with Larry D. Walton -- Smith-Walton Productions (www.smith-walton.com) and Editorial Services West.