Tom Opre has come a long way since those days following his outdoor writing father, columnist Tom E. Opre (Detroit Free Press, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life), chasing English Setters in the grouse woods or casting a dry fly on the famed ’’Holy” waters of the Au Sable river in Michigan.
Hunting is in Tom’s blood. Opre has traveled the world from Africa to Alaska to Argentina in the pursuit of big game, incredible wing shooting and trophy fishing.
After getting a BA communications Grand Valley State University, where he also played collegiate football, he worked on the popular PBS program Michigan Outdoors. From there he went on to work for legendary outdoor filmmaker Glen Lau (producer of Sports Afield TV, Coors Western Outdoorsman and many award winning, outdoor TV commercials); to producing documentary films for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and Alligators for PBS; to directing/producing national TV commercial projects (Federal Cartridge (Addy Award for Best Sporting Goods Commercial in U.S.), Mathews Archery (Swithcback Bow, Z7 Extreme Bow), Knight Muzzleloaders, Berkley, Sea Doo, Polaris ATV, Prois Hunting Apparel, Aimpoint, Otis Technology, Warn Industries, and Chevrolet); to directing and producing extreme sports films; including the Xtremey Award nominated snowmobile and ATV series: Extreme Velocity: Sled Heads and Extreme Velocity: Mountains & Mud .
He also serves on the board of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and is president-elect.
Olivia Nalos Opre’s greatest passion is to educate the public about the important role hunters’ play as stewards of nature. Because of her sincere appreciation for wildlife, and enthusiasm to help promote conservation, she is involved in the hunting industry in many capacities.
Olivia is one of Jack Brittingham’s World of Hunting Adventure senior hunting consultants. In addition, she has appeared on various hunting television shows, has an on-line hunting blog for NBC Sports, is the co-host of Eye of The Hunter™ on NBC Sports, was a co-host of “Inside Texas Outdoors” radio show and is an active measurer for Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young, Rowland Ward, and a Master Measurer and Certified Measuring Instructor for SCI.
As the 2003 Mrs. Nebraska, America her platform was to promote the importance of hunters as conservationists, humanitarians and stewards of renewable wildlife resources. With such a controversial platform she understood that criticism and adverse reaction would result, but remained eager to provide factual insight on a topic where the truth is often distorted.
But she’s more stalk than talk, she is a serious huntress, hunting big game & dangerous game in countries such as: Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Mongolia, Spain, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States.