Director of Merchandising and Events
With a degree in journalism and business communications from the University of Kansas, Andrew Perkins joined Ogden in 1999 as an associate editor for GRIT. Since then he has served several different roles in the company, including advertising sales associate, sales manager, group publisher, director of merchandising and, now, his role as Director of Merchandising and Events.
In 2009 and 2010, Andrew led a team charged with producing the company’s first consumer event – the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair – which debuted in September 2010, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, to much fanfare. That led to the development of a full-fledged events business with several events executed around the country, and events have become a large area of growth for the overall business.
Andrew and his wife Laura, who oversees the company’s creative services group, have two children – Madison and Luke. When not at work, building new business for the company, the couple enjoys spending time with their kids, playing tennis, hiking and sailing.