Boomer is a passionate Outdoorsman for the last 20+ years and he has worked in various Outdoor Media Channels from: TV, Radio, Podcasts, Newspapers, Magazine, Tourism Events, SportShows and 30+ Social Media Channels. His roots from Fishing/Hunting come his Mother Sharon who was a full-time Taxidermist and his Father Vaughn a retired Navy Veteran with an extreme passion for the Outdoors. He’s married to his beautiful wife Nicole (FLW Professional Bass Angler) and a proud father to two kids, Cole and Sophia.
He’s been featured on the cover of the 2017 Alumacraft Boat Catalog, cover 2017 Devils Lake ND Tourism Catalog and cover 2018 North Dakota Tourism Hunting & Fishing Guide. His photos and articles have also been published in such major Print names like: St. Paul Pioneer
Press, Minneapolis Star & Tribune, Outdoors Weekly, Outdoor News and Pheasants Forever Annual Magazine.
He is also been a participant/seminar speaker/emcee in multiple Industry/Tourism events for Film & Media including: Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener, Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener, Devils Lake North Dakota Tourism, Aberdeen South Dakota Tourism, Pheasants Forever National Convention “Pheasant Fest”, Special Olympics, Veterans Administration, Minnesota Teen Challenge, Camp Confidence, Dan’s Southside Marine, Annual Alumacraft Dealer Meeting, NorthWest Sports Show, Minnesota Sportsman Show, St. Paul Ice Fishing Show, Hardwater Expo, Fargo ND Sports Show, Sioux Falls Sports Show, Minnesota Deer and Turkey Classic, Fractional Toys Daniels Drevnick Memorial Fund and various Charity Events.
What’s A STRU
Having fun with the gang on The 4Outdoorsmen is the perfect way for a guy to share stories about life in the woods and on the waters. Steve Strusinski began his hunting and fishing life very early on, thanks to his dad and a couple of uncles. Ely, Minnesota is two hundred and thirty-five miles from St. Paul, but to a twelve year old kid it didn’t matter. The hunting shack that is affectionately called “Polish Palace”, Lake Vermillion, and the woods of St. Louis County were and still are heaven to Struman. As a kid, baseball became the love of his life. He eventually played college ball and earned the position as head coach at Hamiline University at the age of twenty-four. These days his bucket is, as Boomer would say, “fuller” than ever with his beautiful wife Dianna, three sons, ten grandkids, a thirty-two year real estate career, part time job with the Minnesota Twins, competitive senior softball, coaching a granddaughter in fast pitch, a little dream cabin in Chetek, Wisconsin, and yes, the Polish Palace is still in the picture after fifty-five years. His favorite quote is “ Every day is a gift. That’s why it is called the present”. And he truly tries to keep that thought in his head nearly every waking moment.
Mark Lewke or “Producer Mark” as the guys call him, has been an avid outdoorsmen for over 30 years. Mark grew up in a small Wisconsin town and learned how to hunt and fish with his dad Dave. Fishing was done in local lakes and rivers or at the cabin in Mt. Morris Wisconsin. Mark has traveled to Canada almost yearly since 1992 with his father to chase big Walleye’s and Northern Pike not seen on the local ponds. He began hunting deer at age 12 and small game earlier than that on his family farm in Columbus Wisconsin.
Now Mark lives in Lino Lakes with his wife April and three young sons, Nick, Max and Sam. He looks forward to teaching his boys and has already gotten his oldest Nick on a few fish. Mark has rediscovered deer hunting over the last few years and also taken up waterfowl, pheasant and Turkey Hunting.
Mark brought his passion for the outdoors when he helped create the “Angler and Hunter” show in 2013. Over the years that has morphed intto The 4 Outdoorsmen Show on Bob Total Country. Mark also works for Minnesota Legend Ron Schara and is a part of the TV dynasty that produces: Minnesota Bound, Due North Outdoors, Destination Polaris, The Flush, Rooster Tales, Backroads with Ron and Raven and Made For the Outdoors.