ABOUT SUSAN SCHADT PRESS
Susan Schadt Press was established in February 2015 by Susan Schadt, former president and CEO of ArtsMemphis, a 50-year-old non-profit arts funding organization. While with ArtsMemphis, Schadt founded Wild Abundance Publishing where she authored and edited: First Shooting Light;Wild Abundance; A Million Wings and MEMPHIS: Sweet, Spicy And A Little Greasy. Upcoming books launching fall 2017: Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls -- A Legacy of Craftmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition, and Shelby Farms Park, Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America’s Great 21st Century Urban Park.
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Our current publications would not have been possible without the contributions of many talented individuals. Find out more about our chefs, authors, photographers and behind the scenes talent.
CALLING THE WILD
Mike Lewis – Author
An attorney from Whitehall, Arkansas, Lewis, is a lifelong hunter and began hunting at an early age. As a native Arkansan, he has lived in an area renowned worldwide for its duck hunting and fine call makers. Lewis began actively collecting duck calls, a uniquely American art form and documenting the history of early call makers in the mid-1990s.
Lewis has accumulated one of the world’s most historically and artistically significant collections of Arkansas-made duck calls numbering approximately two-thousand calls dating from 1890 to the present.
Lisa Buser, Memphis – Photographer
Lisa Buser is an award-winning photojournalist with more than 20 years of experience in commercial, advertising, and newspaper photography. Buser serves a wide range of clients including Susan Schadt Press, USAToday, The Food Network, CNN, Random House Publishing Group, AutoZone, and Methodist LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Among her many recognitions is the Media Orthopedic Award for photographs published on USAToday.com.
SHELBY FARMS PARK
Tom Jones, Memphis – Author
Tom Jones writes a monthly City Journal column for Memphis magazine and the Smart City Memphis blog, recognized by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change as “one of the most engaging” civic-minded blogs in the U.S. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee..
Peter Harnik, Washington D.C. – Forward
Peter Harnik, Director of The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence has led numerous research projects into what makes for great park systems. His book, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, was named one of the five best books of 2011 by the American Society of Landscape Architects’ blog.
Kimball Musk, Boulder, CO – Contributor
Kimball Musk, Entrepreneur, Environmentalist, Owner of The Kitchen Cafe, LLC, a family of community restaurants located in Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver, Glendale, Chicago and Memphis. He co-founded The Kitchen Community, a nonprofit that brings outdoor vegetable gardens called "Learning Gardens" to schoolyards and community spaces..
Marlon Blackwell, Fayetteville, AR – Contributor
Marlon Blackwell serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. His work has received numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines..
Jim Corner, Memphis – Contributor
James Corner, Founder and Director of James Corner Field Operations, a leading-edge urban design, landscape architecture and public realm practice based in New York City. Author of The High Line, his major projects include the High Line in New York, Seattle's Central Waterfront, Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront in Hong Kong, Chicago's Navy Pier, the Civic Center Parks in Santa Monica, and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London..