About Us

NorthwoodsNews.com, a division of Kim Swisher Communications, LLC., is a digital collaboration committed to aggregating, sharing and crafting upbeat and accurate news and information for the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

We are focused on informing our readers, sharing information about our region, and becoming a reliable source of all of the good things in the Northwoods.

In addition to being a source of news and information about the Northwoods, you'll find unique stories, the Northwoods Foodie, stories on culture and the arts, and information for residents about our local governments.

We are seeking opportunities to collaborate with writers, photojournalists, videographers and anyone who has a passion for sharing their work with our readers.

If you're interested, contact us at news@northwoodsnews.com.

Our Team

Kathy Cutforth

Kathy joined Kim Swisher Communications, LLC., after working as a freelancer for four years. Luckily for us, she enjoys research and is an experienced journalist.

She earned a degree in urban planning from the University of Cincinnati, and then served as a journalist and photographer in the U.S. Army. She later received certificates in web and graphic design, and has freelanced for a variety of organizations.

Her husband Dave is also a journalist and a veteran. They traveled the world together before landing here in the Northwoods, within hailing distance of her hometown of Marquette, Michigan.

Kathy's passions are history, art and architecture, with an ever-growing book collection to match.

She and her husband own two Victorian-era houses, both in a constant state of renovation!

Dan Dumas
Videographer and Photographer

Dan is the Vice President of Kim Swisher Communications, LLC., and has a diverse background in technology and customer service. He is an award-winning photographer and professionally trained videographer with an eye for innovation and framing the perfect shot. He is also an experienced graphic designer and digital art director who seeks pixel perfection.

While Dan's skill set is vast, he has a passion for aerial photography and the challenges of aerial video. "My wish is to combine my experience and passion to deliver the best creative content to our clients and their audiences. I also love caffeine."

Dan is married to Erica, and they have four boys, four cats and a dog.

Kim Swisher

Kim is the owner of Kim Swisher Communications, LLC., and publisher of the Northwoods News. This website has been a long-time dream for Kim, and she’s grateful for the talented and dedicated team of colleagues she’s privileged to work with.

She has been married to her best friend Mike since 1994.  Together with their rat/fox terrier Bobbie, they enjoy camping and driving the backroads of Northern Wisconsin and the UP. They can be frequently seen riding their electric bikes in Downtown Eagle River and on the Three Eagle Trail.