Friday, November 24th, 2017


Don Allphin

1167 North Geneva Road

Provo, Utah  84601


 I graduated from Brigham Young University in 1979 in Spanish, History and Latin American Studies.  My wife, Jeri and I then moved with our young family to Texas and I went into business, returning to Utah in 1986 via Dallas, San Antonio, Irving, and Stillwater Oklahoma.

 After 14 years as an entrepreneur (1993), a traffic accident left me with fourth-grade reading, writing, and emotional skills.  As part my rehabilitation, I began to write and in 1995 sold my first outdoor article – a humor piece about float tubing as a family.

 In 1997, I became a part-time editor for the very magazine that purchased my first article and in 2000, I purchased the company.  While publishing Bass West Magazine we tripled circulation, doubled subscribership, and significantly grew revenues.

 I sold Bass West Magazine in 2002. Also during the time of my involvement there, I began writing the “On Fishing” weekly column for the Daily Herald, the third largest newspaper in Utah. I still write the column.  After the sale of the magazine, I became the “Bass Editor” for Sportsman’s News, the in-house publication for Sportsman’s Warehouse.  That assignment continued for two years.

 With more than 800 published articles to my credit, I continue to freelance for Bass Master Magazine, Bass Times, and many information-based websites.  I also ghost-write (at times) for several of the nation’s Elite Anglers. 

 A charter member of POMA (Professional Outdoor Media Association), I continue to be active in the outdoor industry through my writing and photography.

 My wife, Jeri and I have four married children and 9 grandchildren.

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