Laden joined Bowhunter magazine in 2016 and quickly rose to become Publisher of North American Whitetail, GunDog and WildFowl magazines in 2019. Raised on his family farm in northern Missouri, he cut his teeth bowhunting eastern turkeys, whitetail deer and a few small game species. Since leaving the small town to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in AgriBusiness and Business Administration, his education and passion have driven a career of 15 years in the outdoor industry with companies such as Remington, Zeiss Sports Optics and Bowtech. Laden is an avid outdoorsman who thrives on pursuing game with his bow, successfully harvesting several North American species. He has been lucky enough to move back to small-town northeast Missouri, where he and his wife, Jordan, are raising their three boys, Stone, Wilder and Zee.