Walter “Bing” O’MearaPublisher
As far back as he can remember, Bing has had a passion for boats. He started his marine industry career back in the early 1970s, when he accepted a sales position with Motor Boating & Sailing. From there, he moved on to Petersen Publishing's Marine Group in 1979. Finally, in 1983, Bing purchased Lakeland Boating from Petersen. This year, he celebrates his 30th year as owner and publisher.
Kate BushEditorial Director
Growing up near the western shores of Michigan, Kate spent her childhood tubing, fishing and adventuring to nearby ports on Lake Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University School of Journalism in 2013, she moved to Chicago with her now-husband. Kate has worked at several Michigan-based publications and is the newest crew member at Lakeland Boating.
Christy Tuttle BauhsArt Director/Production Manager
A graduate of Indiana University's School of Journalism, Christy joined the staff of American Printer in 1994, where she spearheaded redesigns in 1999 and 2001. She won several design awards before taking time off to take care of her family. Christy came to Lakeland Boating in 2010, where she oversaw a redesign in 2012. She enjoys spending summers in Pentwater, Michigan with her husband and two children.
Mark ConwayNational Sales Representative
Mark grew up on Long Island Sound working as a beach boy in his youth. He then served in the U.S. Army at President Johnson's expressed request after completing his college education. Mark spent his entire professional career in the publishing industry and has been on board with Lakeland Boating since 2001. His passions include his wife, his daughter, history, and being on or near the water.
Patti McCleeryRegional/Classified Sales Manager
Patti has worked at Lakeland Boating for nearly 20 years. Growing up in Ohio, Lake Erie holds special memories for her. Patti vacationed almost every year with her family at Catawba Island's Gem Beach Resort until she went off to Ohio State for college. After school, she moved to Chicago and continued to cruise and race sailboats on Lake Michigan.
Linda O’MearaMarketing Director
After many years spent cruising and living on or near the water, Linda joined the Lakeland Boating crew. With a passion for boating and a long career in marketing and banking, her skills have been put to good use at the magazine helping to sell advertising, manage accounts and generally keeping the place in ship-shape condition. She also keeps Captain Bing on course!