As an outdoor writer for the past 20 years, Mike Bleech has published more than 1,000 articles in more than 70 magazines and newspapers. He is a columnist for the Warren Times Observer, field editor for Pennsylvania Outdoor Times, and a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Angler and Boater magazine.
An award-winning photographer, Bleech is also an active conservationist as a member of the board of directors for Northern Allegheny Conservation Association and a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Bleech is also a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and of the Pennsylvania and the New York Outdoor Writers Association's. He has hiked extensively throughout the world including 45 states in the U.S., four Canadian provinces, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. He lives with his wife in Warren, Pennsylvania.