Member stories are the backbone of your club’s SAFARI Magazine, and we want you to share the thrill of your hunts with other SCI members. Veteran outdoor writer and publisher Scott Mayer along with book author, columnist and marketing expert Dwight Van Brunt share their experience on what makes a compelling and exciting story. The pair will share tips on telling the whole story through photography, focusing your subject matter and developing a story line. Seminar participants will also receive writer’s guidelines with instructions on submitting articles to SAFARI Magazine.
Dwight Van Brunt has earned the distinction as one of the top communicators in the shooting and hunting industry. He served as the first Director of Marketing for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, was Vice President of Marketing for Burris and spent 19 years as the Vice President of Marketing for Kimber. Writing as a sideline, his first article was published in the late 1980s. Since then, his byline has appeared in most of the major hunting magazines. Dwight’s first book, Born a Hunter, is now well into its second printing and another book is on the way. Currently a Field Editor for Safari Magazine, Van Brunt is in the process of launching his own company that will specialize in the sale of fine firearms and sporting collectibles for individuals, estates and hunting/conservation organizations.
Scott Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine’s first Shooting Editor. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind. In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines and is currently SCI’s Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.