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25+ YEARS. We know the outdoors.

25+ Years. We Know the Outdoors.


2 Generations of Marketing the Outdoors

Susan Bernard

Susan Bernard

Founder & “Queen B”

From Co-Founder of The American Shotgunner magazine to building a leading agency, her industry roots run deep and her client list runs deeper. If you don’t know her, you know someone who does. You better ask somebody! 

Jeff Thruston

Jeff Thruston

El Presidente

The son of 2 industry legends, one hell-of-a trapshooter & QB for our team. Jeff’s lifetime spent in the outdoors coupled with his expertise in marketing makes him as effective in advertising as he is on the range. 

Ryan Holmes

Ryan Holmes

Creative Director

From courier, to Art Director, Ryan has spent his entire adult life in advertising. When he’s not being creative for our clients, he’s most likely doing it somewhere for fun. 

Megan Walsh

Megan Walsh

Public Relations Director

No matter if it’s a press event at capacity or a quick call home, Megan’s gift in communicating is apparent. She also gives an unrivaled Monday morning pep rally.

Zack Chapaloni

Zack Chapaloni

Social Media Manager

All the guy does is write. Engaging copy, 3-word headline masterpieces, 40-minute headlining stand-up routines? Check, check… check. Oh, and he writes it on paper first.



Just a few names we've grown the outdoor industry with

DNZ Products
Under Wild Skies
Alamo Sporting Arms
Boone and Crockett Club
National Rifle Association
Bass Pro Shops


A few kind words from dear friends

Bud Fini

Marketing VP, Sig Sauer

“We have been doing business with Bernard & Associated for more than two decades and have found them to be the most professional in the business.”

Chuck Weschler

Editor/Publisher, Sporting Classics

“For more than 20 years Bernard + Associates has played a critical role in the success of Sporting Classics.”

Susan LaPierre

NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Co-Chair

“Like a guide in the wilderness, Bernard + Associates leads outdoor business clients to stunning results.”

Keith Balford

Marketing Director, Boone and Crockett Club

“Anyone can sell ad space. It takes a special commitment and understanding to sell conservation. Fortunately for us, B+A is exceptional at both.”


Let's mix it up. Don't be shy.

767 Mill St.
Reno, Nv. 89502
Phone 775 323 6828
Fax 775 323 8114