Meet Our Staff

In Memorium, Bob Gray, Publisher (1958-2015)

Bob Gray
Nancy Schenck

Nancy Schenck

Executive Editor

Born and raised in New Orleans, Nancy moved to New York in 1988 and spent ten years working at Random House. She moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and worked as an editor for a nonprofit organization. She has a degree in Literature Studies from State University of New York. Nancy has worked for CRP since June of 2005. As a person in long-term recovery, I can think of no better job than to work in a field for which I have so much passion while helping to educate others about the disease of addiction and the hope recovery offers.

Valerie Killeen

Valerie Killeen

Managing Editor

Valerie joined CRP in 2007 and was appointed as managing editor in 2012. She holds a BS degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she also completed certification programs in professional writing and advanced print design. In her spare time, she volunteers as a board member of Southern Nevada Pug Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care and finding loving homes for abandoned pugs. She and her husband, Will, live with their three rescued pugs and two cats, and are also foster pet parents.

Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes

Sales and Marketing Manager

Patrick studied film production at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio before getting his start as a volunteer in a San Francisco bookstore in the fall of 1988. Since then he has worked with many interesting publishing companies, sold an impressive number of fascinating books all over the world, and written for a number of ground-breaking magazines that perished way before their time. Despite his paralyzing obsession with SF Giants baseball, Patrick is known to appear in the occasional film or organizing another bleeding-edge spoken word event. He splits his time between Las Vegas and a creaky old Victorian in the Haight-Ashbury district.

John Davis

John Davis

Special Markets Sales Manager

John has over thirty years of sales and marketing experience in the publishing industry. His first bookselling job was at Waking Owl Books near the University of Utah, where he earned his BA in English Lit. He joined publisher Gibbs Smith in 1986, and then moved to Vermont in 1989 to work with Chelsea Green. John was a sales manager at Inland Book Company and Koen Book Distributors, a sales executive with Central Park Media, director of pop culture markets for Bookazine, and a special sales manager for Zagat at Google. In 2013, John migrated back west to join CRP.

Dan Hernandez

Dan Hernandez

Senior Editor

Dan Hernandez grew up in Denver and worked as a journalist in New York before moving to Las Vegas. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has an English degree from Colorado State. Before joining Central Recovery Press, Dan was the managing editor at Witness, a literary journal published by the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Vice, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He won the 2015 Richard J. Margolis Award as a promising new writer, but would rather read or walk his dog than tinker with words.

Daniel Kaelin

Daniel Kaelin

Assistant Editor

Daniel Kaelin is a native of Bellevue, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Navy after high school retiring in December 2003. Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with Minors in Business and Management from Columbia College of Missouri and an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies with Honors from the College of Southern Nevada. Daniel is an avid reader and avowed conspiracy theorist. Daniel's exceptional eye for detail, analytical ability, and relentless researching skills make him an invaluable asset to Central Recovery Press (CRP). Daniel moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and joined CRP in May 2008.