Ken Edwards has been heavily involved in the taxidermy profession for the past 30 years, helping to develop many of the main institutions which have helped to shape the direction of the industry in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
Ken was the first Managing Editor and Art Director of Breakthrough Magazine, helped develop the World Taxidermy Championships, edited, designed, illustrated and published the Breakthrough Wildlife Art Manual series, the Serious Sportsman Taxidermy for Beginners booklet course, and served as the CEO of WASCO (Wildlife Artist Supply Company) until July of 2011. He produced many of the top taxidermy instructional videos in all three decades, directing and editing them with a quality which set the standard for the genre. Ken also created the groundbreaking website, Taxidermy.Net, which he still maintains as the current webmaster.
Ken’s background in publishing, graphic arts, photography, and marketing was instrumental in his success in the taxidermy industry. Before taxidermy, Ken worked as the production manager at a daily newspaper and owned a commercial art and advertising agency in the 1970s and 1980s.
Ken received the first Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Humanitarian Award at the 2011 World Taxidermy Championships. He also is the recipient of the National Taxidermists Association President’s Award, the 2012 National Taxidermists Association Pioneer Award, and the 2009 and 2012 Pearl Henderson Lifetime Acheivement Award.
Ken enjoys playing and composing music, art, fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, working on his tractor, skiing, cruising, travel, technology, photography, videography, 3D graphics, cigars, hot tubs, and spending time with his family.
For a visual index of the first five years of blogging entries, go here: Five Years of Taxidermy Blogging.
You can contact Ken by email: [email protected].