About Us

About Us

Welcome to Backyard Boss! Where all of your outdoor dreams come true!

Here is a place where backyard enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors can gather to find everything you need to know about gardening, grilling, landscaping, and more.

But, that’s just a taste of what we have to offer. You can be sure to find tons of quality content about all of your favorite outdoor ideas, projects, tools, and activities. We’re avid backyarders around these parts, so come on in! Find what you’re looking for and leave with a newfound knowledge of the outdoors.

Our talented team of writers and editors are also major outdoor enthusiasts and draw from their personal experiences and tastes to provide you with entertaining and informative content. All while observing to our Code of Ethics.

Check out our amazing team of backyard experts!

Courtney Reilly

Courtney is the Content Manager for Backyard Boss and is a graduate of Penn State where she studied Journalism. She has been in the content creation and publishing field for 13 years and has written work published in multiple magazines and websites. In her spare time, you can find Courtney hiking through the beautiful nature reserves or sections of the Appalachian trail near her home in Pennsylvania. Along with her husband and kids, she is always seeking new hiking trails and adventures but also frequently enjoys relaxing in their backyard oasis.

Przemyslaw Szanowski

Przemek is from Poland. He studied international business, and after he graduated, he worked in customer service, in sales, and as an English teacher. However, after some time, he realized that he wanted to live his life differently and bought a one-way ticket to Ecuador. Here, he started his journey with digital marketing and content creation. Besides writing, in his free time, he’s doing vlogs for his YouTube channel where he shows people how awesome Ecuador is.

Rita Pike

Rita PikeRita Juanita Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has taken inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, adventure, the outdoors, gardening, DIY, travel, pets, faith, and the arts – and holds the role of Editor-in-Chief for the literary magazine, The MockingOwl Roost. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.

Lakeisha Ethans

Lakeisha EthansLakeisha is a mother of two with a passion for writing and gardening. Living in an apartment with not enough space, she converted her two balconies into her personal garden where she grows lemons, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, hydrangeas, roses, and orchids! Lakeisha loves to experiment growing different fruits and vegetables, all in two small balconies.

Britt Kascjak

Britt KascjakBritt Kascjak has been in the content creation industry for over 5 years as a writer and digital marketer. She studied Marketing at Seneca College of Design and Technology and currently runs 2 blogs of her own in addition to her work as a freelance writer. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and their collection of adorable rescue pets, including 2 dogs and 2 cats. When she’s not hard at work in her home office or beautiful outdoor workspace, she can be found camping, hiking, or enjoying all that her backyard has to offer.

Michael Harris

When Mike’s not outside, he’s writing about being outside. Former ocean-obsessed traveler turned DIY homesteader (still obsessed with the ocean), Mike writes copy and content for the outdoor and related industries. If he’s not in the sea, up a mountain, or deep in a forest, Mike can be found turning his 8-acre homestead into a self-sufficient paradise.

Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor is a freelance writer who has written fiction and non-fiction books as well as hundreds of articles for dozens of publications. He is a winner of the Valley of the Moon Writing Award and the former prose editor for the literary magazine, Zaum. When he’s not typing, he is woodworking, hiking, and generally puttering around the house.