BATW is pleased to welcome San Rafael-based writer/editor Christine Loomis to our organization. We look forward to seeing her at our upcoming meetings and events. Many of you already know Christine through SATW; here’s her CV:

Christine Loomis, Fly Fishing in Alaska

Christine Loomis, Fly Fishing in Alaska

Christine Loomis has been covering travel as a writer and editor for more than 25 years. Most recently she was editor-in-chief of Smart Meetings, where she launched the magazine’s international coverage, wrote about destinations across the country and world in every issue, and wrote the monthly F&B column. Her articles and photos were part of Away.com for its entire existence, and she edited much of the site’s family content as well. She was the first travel editor at Parents magazine, continued covering travel at Family Life magazine, and was editor-in-chief of Scientific American’s Explorations.

Christine’s freelance articles, essays and columns have appeared in publications including Endless Vacation, Diversion, AAA’s EnCompass, Orbitz, Roads to Adventure, Copley News Service, San Diego Tribune, Washington Times, and more. She also wrote three travel books: Fodor’s Family Adventures, Around Denver with Kids (Fodor’s) and Simplify Family Travel (Readers Digest). Her essay “Vincent’s Room” was included in the anthology A Mother’s World (Travelers’ Tales).