Dan Bell, President, has a background in Marketing/Sales with several large corporations; built and operated a Western Amusement Park, and supplied cast and livestock for several TV movies and commercials. He is an entertainer, has produced and directed major western events nationwide, served on the Board of Directors of the Western Music Association as their Events Director, is Past President of the World Wide Westerners Association, and served on the Board of Directors for CIOFF USA
DR. Walter “Chick” Bishop, Chairman of the Advisery Board, is Past President and Founder of the national West Quest Project preserving the traditions and music of the west. He is a noted Western Historian for the Old Chisholm Trail Association. An author, educator and CEO for the Illinois Charlie Russell Foundation, Dr. Bishop is the founder of the West Quest Cowboy Cancer Crusade, and has served on many committees and Boards of Directors for many Western oriented organizations.
Jeff Hildebrandt, Media Consultant, is the Managing Producer for STARZ “Westerns” Movie Channel, a former Country Music DJ, Fireman, Emergency Medical Technician and TV producer. In 2001, he was presented the Western Music Association “Western Way” Award for his“significant contributions to the Western Way of Life.” In 2002, Jeff received the Will Roger Medallion Award from the Academy of Western Artists. A nationally know poet and author, he was featured at the Motion Picture “Golden Boot “ award show in Los Angeles.
Ted Knorr, PUBLISHER / EDITOR, has owned and operated his own Advertising company, was editor and publisher of his own magazine, and worked in sales and marketing positions with several large firms. He is a former President of the Federated Advertising Club, and has performed in national TV commercials.