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George Cuhaj is an editor at Krause Publications.

He is responsible for the editing of Krause Publications’ best known catalogs, the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins, and the three-volume Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Additionally, George communicates with mints across the world to create new and improved entries to Krause Publications extensive databases of coin and paper money descriptions that see use in the Standard Catalog series.

George has been with Krause Publications for 17 years.

A former New York resident, he worked at the American Numismatic Society museum, where he helped create the ANS database upon which most modern-day numismatic databases are founded. George also worked at Stack’s Auction House.

A collector from a young age, George is especially interested in Czech coins and paper money. He is also a collector of medals, which he exhibits, writes articles about and creates. He has done several medallic art commissions, including two for the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America. George also authored their Merit Badge series booklet on Coin Collecting.

George can be reached at george.cuhaj@fwmedia.com.



Robert R. Van Ryzin is an editor at Krause Publications.

He edits and produces content for Bank Note Reporter, Coins and Coin Prices magazines.

Bob has been with Krause Publications for 25 years.

He has previously written for other numismatic publishers. Bob has also served as the President of the Numismatists of Wisconsin, and has been a part of many local, regional, and national numismatic groups.

He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he earned a bachelor of the arts degree in Radio, Television, and Film studies, and a master’s degree in History.

Bob has published four books on the history and lore of U.S. coinage, including Crime of 1873: The Comstock Connection (Krause Publications, 2001) and Fascinating Facts, Mysteries and Myths About U.S. Coins (Krause Publications, 2009).

Bob and his wife have two cats, and also enjoy traveling, though the cats have to stay at home.

Bob can be reached at robert.vanryzin@fwmedia.com.



David C. Harper began writing numismatic articles 40 years ago. His first published, bylined piece appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in 1977 with a bachelor of the sciences degree with a double major in Journalism and Economics. He joined the numismatic editorial staff of Krause Publications in 1978, and he has served as editor of the weekly Numismatic News for the past 17 years. Of the five numismatic periodical titles published by the firm, Harper has served as editor of four of them more than once. He has twice been editor of Bank Note Reporter, Numismatic News and World Coin News and had three tours of duty as the editor of Coins Magazine. He is currently listed as executive editor of World Coin News, and contributing editor of Bank Note Reporter. He also edits two annual books, North American Coins and Prices and Coin Digest.

A coin collector since the age of 8, Harper writes a weekly column in Numismatic News called “Class of ’63.” The title refers to the year he began collecting coins. He has written a five-day-a-week blog about numismatics called Buzz since April 2007. It appears on the www.numismaticnews.com website as well as at www.numismaster.com.

Dave is currently the president of the Iola and Rural Fire and Ambulance Corp., secretary of the Lake Iola Lake District and chairman of the board of the Iola recycling center. He served as president of the Village of Iola 1999-2006, and served on the village board as a village trustee 1989-1995. In past years he has been president of the Iola-Scandinavia Jaycees, the Iola Lions Club and the Village of Iola Library Board. During the Iola Old Car Show, held every year on the weekend after the Fourth of July, you will find him cooking hamburgers at the main food building.

Dave can be reached at david.harper@fwmedia.com.



Thomas Michael is the numismatic market analyst at Krause Publications.

He communicates with, and coordinates the efforts of, 800 contributors to create the price listings that appear not just in the Standard Catalog of World Coins, but nearly every world coin price guide and listing used by Krause Publications. Michael also writes for World Coin News, and has a numismatic blog called Big Ideas, little world.

Tom has been with Krause Publications for 24 years.

Prior to his current position, Tom worked as an auditor, banker and book distributor. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor of the arts degree in History, and a master of the arts degree in Economics.

Tom has three boys, although they probably qualify as “young men” now. He is an active supporter of both the Red Cross and the Special Olympics. Tom also has diverse collecting interests, including Archie Comics, Photoplay Editions, late 19th century humor, bookseller and bookstore tokens and ephemera and both handmade and machine made marbles.

Tom can be reached at tom.michael@fwmedia.com.



Debbie Bradley 

is the numismatics editorial director at Krause Publications.

She oversees editorial content development for numismatic magazines, electronic media and CDs. She utilizes whatever platform is necessary to deliver valuable content to the numismatic community. Debbie also writes for Numismatic News.

Debbie has been with Krause Publications for 11 years, previously serving as managing editor of the book division. 

Her background is in newspapers. She was editor, and managing editor, of a daily newspaper in Wisconsin, and also was elected president of the Wisconsin Associated Press Association.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she has received a national award for writing from the Education Writers of America, state writing awards from the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW-EC Communication and Journalism Department. She is a member of the American Numismatic Association and Women in Numismatics.

In her spare time, she serves on the Almond-Bancroft (Wis.) School Board, and enjoys cooking gourmet meals. She reads mysteries by the likes of Jeffery Deaver and Lee Childs, and admits that she’s addicted to her Kindle.

Debbie and her husband have three sons, a chocolate Lab and “three goldfish that refuse to die.” 

Debbie can be reached at debbie.bradley@fwmedia.com.



Deb McCue is a PatternStream/Database Specialist at Krause Publications.

She works with Krause Publications’ extensive databases of coins and paper money images and descriptions, integrating information for the interior layout of Krause Publications’ numismatic catalogs.

Deb has been with Krause Publications for 21 years, previously working in customer service, circulation and proofreading before working in her current position.

In her free time she enjoys vegetable and flower gardening, especially growing and canning her own fruits, vegetables and homemade salsa. Deb also enjoys fishing and ATV riding.

Deb and her husband Larry have a dog, a Chow Chow named Roxie, who is “close enough” to a kid for them.

Deb can be reached at deb.mccue@fwmedia.com.

 

Kay Sanders

is a data entry specialist at Krause Publications.

She assists in maintaining Krause Publications’ records of coins and paper money from around the world, as well as assisting with the interior layout and design of Krause Publications’ books and magazines.

Kay has been with Krause Publications for 13 years, previously serving in graphic design, where she designed book layouts and covers.

Prior to her work with Krause Publications, Kay enjoyed a varied career that included stints as a pharmaceutical technician, cosmetologist and bartender. Kay also currently works as a customer service representative for Lands' End.

A Wisconsin native, who formerly lived in Colorado, she still enjoys downhill skiing, as well as gardening and collecting moose exonumia.

Kay and her husband Bill have two dogs, Buffy, a Cavachon, and Brewer, an American Water Spaniel. They also enjoy frequent visits from their nieces and nephews.

Kay can be reached at kay.sanders@fwmedia.com.



Maggie Judkins is an editor at Krause Publications.

She updates numismatic websites, creates weekly e-newsletters and is in charge of the numismatic department's social media initiatives.

Maggie is responsible for producing the numismatics group’s growing collection of digital products, including CDs, downloads and digital issues. She also helps with developing the group’s expanding line of coin folders.

Maggie has been with Krause Publications for seven years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Communication Arts and Literature.

She uses her free time to stay active outdoors, especially through hiking, snowshoeing and camping with family, friends and her dog, Lola. She also enjoys reading and yoga.

Maggie can be reached at maggie.judkins@fwmedia.com.



Sue Konkel is an advertising consultant at Krause Publications.

She works with advertisers to bring information to consumers on sales and investment opportunities within the numismatic community.

Sue has been with Krause Publications for over 10 years.

Prior to her current position, Sue worked for the Prince Corporation in Marshfield, Wis. She was a territorial sales representative in the area of building material sales.

Sue is an ardent fan of the Green Bay Packers, loves to go for rides with her husband on their Harley motorcycle and spend time with her family and friends.

Sue can be reached at sue.konkel@fwmedia.com.



April Krueger is an advertising consultant at Krause Publications.

A 20-year KP veteran, April works with numismatic customers on their marketing efforts through magazines like Numismatic News, World Coin News and Bank Note Reporter, email newsletters and NumisMaster.com, as well as KP's other marketing vehicles.

April has held a variety of positions during her KP tenure. After working in the customer service department, she supervised magazine retail sales, overseeing distribution of magazines to retail outlets worldwide. She has been an event sales manager for shows such as the Atlantique City antiques show, and most recently worked in advertising sales for KP's guns and knives group.

April is an avid Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors on her family farm and spending time with family and friends.

She can be reached at april.krueger@fwmedia.com



Patti Roberts an ad sales assistant at Krause Publications.

She sorts and monitors information coming in from advertisers to ensure that it is both up to date and accurate. Patti also helps with formatting advertisements, and ensures that they are reproduced faithfully in print or online.

Patti has been with Krause Publications for 28 years.

Prior to her current position, she worked in Krause Publications the mail reception and subscriptions department. She has also been a packaging worker at a cheese factory, owned a day care, worked as teller at a bank and was secretary for a U.S. Army recruiter.

In her free time, Patti enjoys taking walks with her dog, reading mysteries, action novels, comedies and historical fiction novels. She also loves attending old car shows with her husband during the summer.

Patti and her husband have three sons, a daughter, two grandsons, a granddaughter, two step-grandsons and a dog.

Patti can be reached at patti.roberts@fwmedia.com.



Scott Tappa is publisher of the numismatics group at Krause Publications, managing the magazines, books, websites and events that comprise Krause Publications’ coin and paper money business. He has served in the role since 2008.

As publisher, Scott wears a number of business-development hats. In a given week, Scott might work on anything from the production of coin folders to international distribution of the Standard Catalog of World Coins; from magazine advertising to data licensing; from social media, to media buys or selling tables for the Chicago International Coin Fair. He finds working to uphold the prestige and goodwill generated by Krause Publications’ decades of serving collectors to be humbling, challenging and invigorating.

Scott has been with Krause Publications since 2002, first as editor of Rural Builder and two other construction magazines, then as an online editor working with numismatics and automotive properties and finally as associate publisher of Krause Publications’ antiques and collectibles group. Prior to that, he held jobs as a sports editor at daily newspapers in Oshkosh, Wis., and Fremont, Ohio.

A native of West Bend, Wis., Scott has degrees in Journalism and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Iola with his wife, Jana, an art director at Krause Publications, and their sons Will, 7, and Charlie, 3.

Scott can be reached at scott.tappa@fwmedia.com.



Cari Ullom is an ad sales assistant at Krause Publications

She assembles ad materials from the advertising sales staff, and ensures that advertisements are faithfully reproduced in production.

Cari has been with Krause Publications for 20 years. Prior to her current position she worked in outside maintenance, housekeeping, typing, ad styling and order processing.

In her free time, Cari enjoys hunting, gardening, working on her farm and spending time with her family and friends.

Cari can be reached at cari.ullom@fwmedia.com.

 

Jana Tappa

is a senior graphic designer at Krause Publications.

Jana has been with Krause Publications for nearly 10 years. Prior to her current position, she worked as a copy editor for at Oshkosh Northwestern. Jana has a bachelor of the arts degree in writing, with an emphasis in journalism, from Northern Michigan University.

In her free time, Jana enjoys photography, design, reading and spending time with her boys Will and Charlie.

Jana can be reached at jana.tappa@fwmedia.com.

 

Sharon Bartsch is art department manager at F+W Media.

She designs magazines, books and online products across a wide range of topics.

Sharon has been with F+W Media for 8 years.

In her free time, Sharon enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Sharon can be reached at sharon.bartsch@fwmedia.com.

 



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