John D’Onofrio is the new publisher of Adventures Northwest magazine.
D’Onofrio, who will also serve as editor, purchased the publication in April its from founders Paul Haskins and Alaine Borgias.
“I’m thrilled to be working with founders Paul Haskins and Alaine Borgias to continue, and expand upon, the magazine’s well-established presence at the heart of northwest Washington’s outdoor activities scene,” D’Onofrio said in an April 28 press release.
D’Onofrio has been a contributor to Adventures Northwest since the magazine’s first issue in 2006.
As a writer and photographer, he has been published in multiple local, regional and national magazines.
His photographs have also appeared on the ABC and NBC television networks and in materials utilized by North Cascades National Park, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and Defenders of Wildlife.
Most recently, he served as managing editor of Northwest Business Monthly.
Previously he owned Northwest Computer, a Bellingham technology business, from 1990 to 2008.
“We’re delighted to put the heart and soul of the magazine I founded into the trust and care of John, who has always been a writer and a photographer but is also a great editor and businessman,” Paul Haskins said.
Dennis Brounstein, also a transplant from Northwest Business Monthly, has joined the magazine’s staff as a sales executive.
“I’m excited to join Adventures Northwest,” Brounstein said. “As a runner myself, I have long appreciated the quality of the magazine.”
Brounstein and D’Onofrio have been friends and co-workers for many years, both at the Northwest Business Monthly and at Northwest Computer.
“It’s a genuine pleasure to continue my long working relationship with Dennis,” D’Onofrio said. “He’s truly a professional who understands how to be an advocate for the magazine’s advertisers.”
Haskins and Borgias will continue to be involved in the magazine in various capacities.
New features planned for the magazine, according to D’Onofrio, include special sections highlighting outdoor activities in different areas of northwest Washington, profiles of local adventurers and outdoor sports legends, and photo essays featuring some of the area’s best nature photographers.
For more information, call 360-319-1614.