Meet Our Editorial Staff
Published: June 18, 2008
|Erica Barse, Senior Editor|
I love working at Kalmbach, where I am surrounded by jewelry-making experts and enthusiasts. I am fascinated by the intricacies of a well-designed necklace or pair of earrings, and the pieces created by our talented authors continue to amaze me.
For almost 10 years now, I've edited books exploring a wide range of jewelry techniques. Topics include wirework, beadweaving, stringing and mixed media, chain mail, metalwork, kumihimo, bead embroidery, and more. I enjoy the challenges of creating books with clear instructions and well-presented projects.
When I'm not hard at work editing, I enjoy playing piano, singing, traveling, and rooting for my favorite baseball team. I live in Waukesha with my husband and two cats.
|Randy Rehberg, Senior Editor|
I have luckily been able to combine my hobbies with writing and editing, which always makes the work easier. I got into the toy train hobby to re-create my childhood train layout and have even managed to expand it.
Other hobbies include sports and movies, and I have edited books for Disney, Lucasfilm, and the NBA. I also created games and wrote the LEGO Club magazine. Grownup-sounding work included editing Railway Track and Structures magazine, writing news and sports, and teaching college freshman how to write. For fun, I write plays, kayak, and hike through national parks.
Jeff Wilson, Associate Editor
I joined the Kalmbach Books staff in 2005, and my duties mainly involve editing books on model railroading and scale modeling. I first came to Kalmbach Publishing in 1991, serving as an associate editor at Model Railroader magazine until 2001. As a freelance writer I have authored more than 20 books on railroads and model railroads and have contributed photographs and articles to several magazines and books. All of this has been based on my life-long hobbies of model railroading and railfanning.
I grew up in central Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in mass communications. Along with trains, my other hobbies include photography, music, sports, and spending time with my wife and son.
|Andrea Moser, Editorial Assistant
I am neither a beader nor a model railroader, but I enjoy working with the talented authors and editors of our books. I appreciate the infectious enthusiasm they bring to their hobbies and work.