Nathan Ferguson

Denver, CO USA

Professional Experience

With words as well as photos, I've covered Native American issues, aviation/aerospace, high-profile crime, politics, government, outdoor adventure, extreme sports, and the environment for newspapers and magazines.


Content Editor (online)
12 Years
2 Years
16 Years


Environment & Nature
4 Years
4 Years
Other, Specify
8 Years


Association publication
8 Years
Online/new media
12 Years
Newspaper - Community
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Other Work History

director of media access,; managing editor of electronic publishing, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and associate editor of AOPA Pilot magazine; city editor, The Times-Standard (Eureka, Calif.) ; reporter and photographer for several community newspapers

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, Premiere Pro CS6

Foreign Language Skills

Basic Russian. Presently learning Spanish.

Computer Skills

PC and Mac proficient; Microsoft Office; Apple Pages; HTML5; CSS3;


MacBook laptop, digital recorder, Canon digital Rebel camera, Contour HD video camera, Adobe Creative Cloud membership (access to all current Adobe programs)


Upon request


Numerous state journalism awards


Nonfiction Writing Samples

A Kansas couple finds happiness underground in an abandoned missile silo.
New Mexico teaches Wyoming how to curb substance abuse.
Lynn Hill along with Alex Lowe discuss climbing out of the crib and on to the world's most challenging mountains.
Glider pilots challenge some of nature's most extreme weather conditions over the Sierra Nevada.
The world's oldest male chimpanzee expresses himself by painting on canvas and becomes an ambassador for his species.

Fiction Writing Samples

A little boy tests his grandfather's resolve.


The father of a slain mother and daughter reflects on what may have gone wrong in Yosemite.