Editor in chief Kathleen Weflen has been holding the reins for MCV since 1989. She began writing her letter to readers—This Issue—in 1991. She loves writing and getting letters. Her unreported ambition is to walk around the world on country trails and footpaths with binoculars, pen, and notebook.
Art director Lynn Phelps has been an award-winning creative professional for more than 30 years with both regional and national publications. In his once-in-a-while spare time, he is learning jazz guitar.
Managing editor Keith Goetzman joined Minnesota Conservation Volunteer in 2012, bringing a passion for outdoor adventure and decades of writing and editing experience for newspapers and magazines. A fan of backcountry camping and canoe tripping, bicycling of all kinds, and winter sports from skiing to snowshoeing, Keith is also a keen observer of Minnesota's wildlife and flora. He lives with his wife and three children in south Maplewood, where they battle buckthorn and grow vegetables, trees, and native plants.
When online editor Michael A. Kallok isn't managing content on the MCV website or writing a story for the magazine, he's probably paddling a river with his wife, Kelly, casting flies on a driftless area trout stream, foraging for mushrooms, or following his setter through the north woods in search of ruffed grouse. Before joining MCV in 2008, Michael was a staff writer at Minnesota Outdoor News and editor of Mille Lacs Messenger, where he learned, among other things, the finer points of slip-bobber fishing for walleye.
Customer service coordinator David Lent joined MCV in 2004. When he isn't managing our subscriber database or online subscriber services, he's probably traveling, square dancing, or hiking. His bucket list includes visiting every county in the United States.
As circulation manager since 1981, Susan Ryan has been maintaining subscriber records and entering data on contributions. Susan loves cross-stitching and playing her electric piano.