"Stepping Outdoors" is the name of an outdoor television program, hosted by Stephanie Rainey, about the people and places of the White Mountains of Northern Arizona. Segments of the program include shows about fly-fishing, turkey, bear, deer and bull elk hunts, kid's rodeos, 3D archery competitions, tree-stand and hunter's safety tips, backpacking, camping and hiking along with projects with the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Stephanie Rainey graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she lived for 25 years before moving to Pinetop, Arizona. "I've always enjoyed the outdoors, and I guess my love for being outdoors really began when my Dad first took me out hunting with him when I was a youngster," Stephanie explains, "my Dad let me trek along with him wherever he went and we always ended up having quite the story to tell after our adventures. Those outdoor experiences with my Dad instilled in me a passion for the outdoors that I've never been able to curb and now that I have my own outdoor television program, I get to share those adventures with others."
"I don't have to travel far to find something or someone to film a show about," Stephanie adds, "that's also why I became an outdoor freelance writer. Having such easy access to the outdoors provides me with an abundant source of ideas and photo opportunities, so it was just natural to start writing about those experiences."
"Stepping Outdoors" is filmed entirely in the White Mountains, a place surrounded by the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine trees in the world, along with access to hundreds of miles of clear blue streams, numerous pristine mountain lakes and abundant wildlife such as bear, deer, turkey and elk.
Stephanie's articles and photos have been published in Bugle magazine, Outdoor Life, Bow & Arrow hunting, Big Game Adventures, Buckmasters, the Sportsman's news, Wheelin' Sportsmen, the Arizona Outdoorsman and Western Hunter magazine. She's also filmed projects for such organizations as the Timber Trails Children's Project, the Hunt of a Lifetime organization and the Catch a Dream Foundation. Stephanie also videos hunts for clients who want to capture those
once-in-a-lifetime hunting memories on film.
As Stephanie puts it, "I have a wonderful life, my job allows me to do what I enjoy most and that's experiencing the great outdoors."
"Stepping Outdoors" is televised on Cable One's channel 58 between the prime-time hours of 8:00-8:30 p.m., to 18,000 subscribers throughout the White Mountains. "Stepping Outdoors" begins its ninth season of production in January of 2013.
If you'd like to know more about the show or if you're interested in advertising your outdoor business or products on television in the White Mountains of Arizona, contact Stephanie at (928) 242-9915 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org