AGLOW OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORSASSOCIATION OF GREAT LAKES OUTDOOR WRITERS
Photo by Rikki Pardun – Ice World
King George, VA
Ken Perrotte is an award-winning writer/photographer and U.S. Air Force veteran. He is president of Kmunicate Worldwide LLC and manages/provides content for www.outdoorsrambler.com, covering hunting, fishing, wild game cooking, travel and more. He has written the weekly outdoors column for the Fredericksburg, Virginia, regional daily newspaper, The Free Lance-Star, since 1997. For 19 years, he was an outdoors writer and outdoors gear scout for the Military Times Media Group (and its predecessor the Army Times Publishing Company). In early 2015, he became the Conservation Field Editor for the National Wild Turkey Federation. Ken and his wife Maria were the wild game cooking columnists for Virginia Wildlife magazine for 10 years. He has had more than 2,000 published outdoors-related articles, with his work appearing in more than a dozen publications.
Columbia City, IN
Trent Marsh is editorial manager at SPYPOINT, and wears many hats in the outdoor industry. An award-winning outdoor communicator, he has more than a decade of marketing industry experience. As editorial manager, Trent blends his ability to create engaging and relatable content with plain-speaking product language, while still churning out content for various online and print outlets.
2023-24 Vice President
Karen Lutto brings more than three decades of industry experience to AGLOW. She is owner of Hunter Outdoor Communications, a Texas-based public relations agency with international reach. The company has gained a well-earned reputation as a respected, integrated communications company representing all corners of the industry. Karen is an avid outdoors woman that hunts and fishes all over the world. She has owned the company for over 28 years.
New Buffalo, MI
Josh Lantz is a freelance outdoor communicator, Corporate Communications Manager at St. Croix Rods and owner of Sand Creek Media.
St. Cloud, MN
Joe Henry is the current executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism, and the recipient of the 2022 “Tourism Professional of the Year” presented at the Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference. He is also a freelance outdoor communicator and an avid walleye fisherman.
Mark C. Smith
Mark Smith was a long-time media and corporate member of AGLOW having served on both the board of directors and executive committee before taking on the executive director position in 2016.
Board of Directors
Ft. Myers, FL
Shelley Crant is PR Manager for Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods. Avid angler. Sometime poet. Owner of Florida Travel Marketing, Inc.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Jeff Davis is the recently retired Communications Director Editor of Whitetails Unlimited Magazine and a long-time outdoor communicator.
New Prague, MN
Scott Mackenthun began his first newspaper writing gig in 2005. He joined AGLOW in 2017 and found his tribe of fellow passionate outdoor media and industry enthusiasts! Scott writes outdoor columns in a few Minnesota newspapers as well as freelancing in other print and digital media. He covers hunting, angling, camping, shooting, and conservation and in his day job manages fishery resources in a 7 county area for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Paul Smith is the Outdoor Editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a contributor to Midwest Flyflshing, a free-lance writer and photographer, book editor and reviewer.
Dena Vick is the owner of King Eider Communications, an agency representing many of the outdoor industries leading companies. She is also a veteran of the tourism industry and a freelance outdoor communicator.
Jim Zaleski is a veteran outdoor communicator specializing in the outdoors and tourism, he is the Host of Fishing the Four States on KLKC radio and Fishing the Four States Blog and a Tournament Angler. Public relations specialist for outdoor products through Z to A Marketing and the Director of Economic Development for the City of Parsons, Kansas.