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Our Founder


Inspiring and Empowering Women

Suzanne Thomson is dedicated to getting more women in the woods and on the trail.  When she isn't on the trail, on the water, or in the woods she is a business executive, mom, and happy wife.


OWL was founded in 2009 by Suzanne Thomson. Thomson is a certified Wilderness First Aid Responder and Indiana Master Naturalist candidate.  She has spent more than 10 years in the development, continuous research, and costumed portrayal of historical women including Mad Anne Bailey (1742-1825) and Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924). As an artist's model, Suzanne appears in more than a dozen paintings depicting Mad Anne Bailey and life on the frontier in the 18th century. She is a staff writer for Muzzleloader Magazine, contributing author to MuzzleBlast Magazine, Journal of Early Americas and On The Trail Magazine.  

MuzzleBlast Magazine
Muzzleloader Magazine
On The Trail Magazine
Woman Hunter
Journal Of Early Americas
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