Altius to Represent Television Star, Opens DC Office

Sep 17, 2013, 08:14 ET from Altius Management

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Nash, President of Altius Management, is announcing the signing of Johnathan Hillstrand to management.  The television star and captain of The Time Bandit will soon embark on the 10th season of Discovery's Deadliest Catch, and his newly-released children's books have begun to garner attention at his appearances across the country.

"We're tremendously excited to be working with Johnathan," Nash says. "People know him from TV as a tough captain, a bit of a daredevil with a sharp sense of humor. Then they're usually surprised to discover that he single-handedly wrote and illustrated three children's books, each one funny and entertaining with a great message for kids.  He is one of those rare individuals who seems to connect with almost everyone he comes in contact with, and he's exactly the type of multi-faceted client we enjoy working with."

In addition to the new signing at Altius, Mike Strutton has joined the firm in the role of Vice President of Operations.  Strutton will be based in Washington, D.C., while the company headquarters will continue to be in Nashville, TN.

Strutton was formerly with his own firm, specializing in entrepreneurial management and marketing consulting. Prior to that, Strutton was in artist management with Dreamcatcher Entertainment.  He is a Belmont University alumnus, and holds an MBA.

"Mike and I have collaborated on many projects in the 15 years we've known each other. This was a natural fit for our company, and we're happy to have him join our team during this exciting time," said Nash. 

Altius Management is a full-service entertainment management firm and marketing consulting group located on Music Row.  The firm has a strong background and experience on the music side of the industry, though recent successes have included comedy representation as well as television and film development and executive production. 

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