Executive & Editorial
Douglas ("Las") Wengell Douglas "Las" Wengell envies the renaissance man. He has been a book and article writer, researcher and editor, web designer and internet strategist, marketing consultant, psychotherapist and, more recently, executive and business owner. In addition to being the president and co-founder of The Hunter Press, he is the founder and CEO of Know Your Source, a supplier to integrative health practitioners, and the founder of the Association for Integrity in Medicine, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation. He is the author of the first education guide to complementary and alternative medicine, which won the 1995 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Reference. His new book, Educational Opportunities in Integrative Medicine: The A to Z Healing Arts Guide and Professional Resource Directory (Sept 2008) is represented by Independent Publishers Group.
Las's expertise extends into the realms of philosophy, psychology, entrepreneurship, internet and e-commerce, ethics and environmental economics. He is a passionate public speaker, an avid connoisseur of technology, a private pilot, Latin dancer, and a citizen concerned with current affairs and social trends.
He studied rhetoric and philosophy at Rutgers (BA, magna cum laude); somatic and health psychology at San Francisco State; and entrepreneurship and finance at Emory (MBA).
Stephen Cooper attended Cal State Northridge and quickly became caught up in the dot com euphoria and the frenzy that followed. That was when he watched his million dollar stock option certificates become less valuable than the paper they were printed on. Back in the real world, he then gained a whole lot of experience with a variety of small but sparkling companies devoted to web-based consulting and marketing in the San Francisco Bay area, and later in Atlanta, where he now resides with his spouse and two young kids. Stephen has become something of an expert on the ins and outs of Internet branding, search engine optimization, and selling quality merchandise through ecommerce channels. He recently joined our growing team, where he is responsible for the marketing of new releases. Although we keep offering him attractive stock options, he insists on being paid real money.
Patrick Reynolds is a busy man. So busy, in fact, we can rarely find him when we need him. But when we do get him to sit still for more than 10 minutes, he takes care of all of our various website-design and server-geek needs. Rumor has it he can also fix the office printer, but he denies it. Born and raised in Los Angeles and a proud USC graduate, he is an expert in all things internet. If you have a technical issue with the website or think that the Hunter Press could really use some fancy RSS something-or-other, point your keyboard in his direction.
Carole ("C.C.") Chang runs our office and knows where everything is. In addition to this crucial talent, she is experienced in clerical and bookkeeping matters, can prepare all those mysterious files the government seems to need, and handles people better than anyone we know. Which is why you should email her if all else fails.