SAM Magazine--Lakewood, Colo., April 23, 2004--Troy Hawks has been named managing editor of the NSAA Journal, effective May 3.

Hawks joins NSAA after a decade-long writing and editing career that includes positions with several mountain newspapers and contributions to national trade and consumer magazines, among them SKI, Fly Rod & Reel, Rocky Mountain Sports and Quality magazine. He has also worked 11 seasons as a part-time children's ski school instructor at Keystone Resort.

Hawks replaces April Darrow, who edited the Journal for three years and recently relocated to California.