As an editor I have focused on the outdoors and sporting categories. During the past twenty years I have edited nearly 200 editions of the magazines below, encompassing well more than a thousand articles covering every aspect of hunting, fishing, wildlife management, and conservation.

Gray’s Sporting Journal

Editor-in-Chief (2014-2017)

Founded in 1975 by Ed and Becky Gray, then later acquired by Morris Communications, Gray’s Sporting Journal is the preeminent magazine of sporting literature, art, and photography. I managed the Morris sporting titles from 2007 to 2017, becoming editor-in-chief of Gray’s in 2014, at that time only the third EIC in the magazine’s 40-year history.

American Angler

Editor (2008-2014)

American Angler is the essential how-to fly fishing magazine. While many angling-lifestyle titles have come and gone in recent years, American Angler has remained true to its instructional mission, finding a loyal audience of beginning and expert fly fishers alike who want to enhance their enjoyment of the sport by improving their angling skills.

Saltwater Fly Fishing

Editor (2004-2007)

From the mid 1990s to the mid 2000’s, saltwater was the fastest growing area of the fly fishing category. Saltwater Fly Fishing was a natural extention of that trend, covering techniques and tactics, travel, conservation, gear, and news. I started with Morris Communications as editor of this title in 2004, later accepting the position of Sporting Group General Manger in 2007.

Wildlife Journal

Editor-in-Chief (1999–2001)

I was still working as an editor at Game & Fish Publications (see below) when Emmis Communications approached me about starting a companion publication for an outdoors television program. The result was Wildlife Journal, a nationally distributed chronicle of wildlife management and conservation. The title’s brief two-year run is how I learned to make a magazine from scratch.

Game & Fish Publications

Editor (1997-1999)

My introduction to outdoors media came at Game & Fish Publications. I edited South Carolina Game & Fish, North Carolina Game & Fish, Virginia Game & Fish, and Tennessee Sportsman, a volume of more than 200 articles per year. I also stood in as the occasional “cover dude” on the company’s other titles, including its flagship publication, Georgia Sportsman (pictured).