The People Behind ArrowTrade

 

Tim Dehn: Editor and Publisher

Tim’s degrees in journalism and advertising provide ArrowTrade with a strong sense of direction. His interest in archery dates back to high school. For the last 30 years, Tim's been working in the archery industry. During this time he was a plant manager for an archery accessory firm and worked at other magazines before starting ArrowTrade.

 

Vickie Dehn: Vice President and Art Director

Vickie uses her degree in art to guide the publication’s appearance and as co-owner provides important input on the managing of the business.

 

Matt Granger: Sales Director

Matt lives in Ohio and has been a key part of ArrowTrade's growth since 1998. Granger is friendly and professional in his approach to ad sales and his customer service skills are top-notch.

 

 

John Kasun: Business Editor

John is a former pro shop owner who has been working for ArrowTrade since 1998. In his role as business editor, John helps guide ArrowTrade's strong editorial focus on serving the retailer. He’s the author of Lighter Side and our newer Crossbow Retailer columns.

 

Rachel Givens: Copy Editor, Circulation and Social Media Manager

Rachel's contributions to ArrowTrade are vast and varied. Starting out as a copy editor, she moved on to handling circulation management and monitoring ArrowTrade's interactions on social media. Today she also writes the Dealer Spotlight and Factory to Field feature stories.

 

Anne Dehn: Technology Manager, Graphic Designer

Anne’s job is to make sure the magazine looks good and the computers keep running. She manages this website and is tech support for other staff. Her degree in Management is helping us plan for the future.

 

 

Katie Haymes: The Female Factor

Katie has a degree in wildlife science and worked four years for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. She was the Education Program Manager at the ATA before leaving that position this spring to spend more time with her young daughter Lacie and husband Caleb The Haymes family now lives in Virginia.

 

Larry Wise: Tuning and Coaching

Larry's skills as a coach and technician on compound bow equipment has rightfully earned him worldwide recognition. He's been shooting archery since 1955 and has authored several books on archery including CORE Archery: Shooting with Back Tension. Wise travels extensively to put on shooter schools.

 

Anthony Barnum: Bow Testing

Anthony's scientific methods provide rigorous and comprehensive tests of compound bows. This way the bows can be compared on dynamic efficiency, speed per inch of power stroke, noise output and vibration. Each year he compares mid—priced bows, flagship hunting bows and either youth or women’s bows.

 

Jon Teater: Crossbow Testing

Jon tests the dynamic efficiency, speed per inch of power stroke, noise output, trigger force and precision of a crossbow in his thorough evaluations. Like Barnum’s tests of compound bows, these crossbow tests set the standard for objectivity and thoroughness.

 

Mike Raykovicz: Equipment Focus

Mike is a long-time outdoor writer and important contributor of both dealer profiles and equipment reviews in ArrowTrade. Like his good friend John Kasun, he is an avid bowhunter. He writes many of the Equipment Focus features in the magazine, providing readers with an in-depth view of what is available in the industry.

 

Tom, Tommy and Dan Clum: Traditional Retailer

Tom Clum and his sons combine their talents to write the Traditional Retailer column as well as running Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear, a well-respected pro shop in Colorado. Their love for and expertise in traditional archery is exemplified in the articles they write for each issue of ArrowTrade.