About
Mission Statement

Here at Belden Communications, we are on a mission to build brands, connect people, and grow market share, so your business thrives day in and day out. Our goal is to provide affordable effective advertising and marketing solutions to businesses wishing to make their business more visible to visitors and residents as well as utilizing all of our multi-media products.

Our vision is to be the primary source of news, information, advertising, entertainment and services in the markets we serve. We strive to grow our market share and increase our financial strength by creating, acquiring, and continually improving our products, service and multi-media platforms.

Wayne Belden

Wayne Belden

President

A guy that knows where he is going and how to get there, Wayne started his business, a visitor guide publication in 2007 and led its growth to become the innovative market driven multimedia company it is today. 

When he is not creating new ways to build brands and connecting people, he can be found spending time in the great outdoors in upstate New York.

John Belden

John Belden

Vice President

John is the energy that makes this train go, and when he is not launching new products, he is developing new business and finding creative marketing solutions for existing clients.

Currently, he is developing new marketing products in new territories, and when he is not doing all this, you can find him on the water fishing or boating.

Kristen Schmutz

Kristen Schmutz

Content & News Editor

If you’re looking for a storyteller, you have found one in Kristen.

She graduated in 2019 from Full Sail University with a master’s degree in Creative Writing, starting her adventure where she is the main character.

When she is not working through her character arc, Kristen is frolicking around town, creating memories with her family, which consists of her husband, five rambunctious boys, and their dog, Lokie.

Phil Byrd

Phil Byrd

Director of Marketing

Lights, Camera, Action! If it involves audio or video, then Phil is there.

Phil is a former ESPN radio host turned podcast production king and social media monster.

Phil is always following the latest trends and is ready to post in an instant!

Phil loves creating the best content for everyone to enjoy. Oh, and one more thing, don’t forget to subscribe, like, and follow smile

Bonnie King

Bonnie King

Host of 321 Lift Off Podcast

Enthusiasm is her middle name, and she works as hard as she plays.

Her background as a broadcaster (Lite Rock 99), promoter and marketer for Merritt Square Mall, and the Space Coast Office of Tourism allowed her creative juices to go for full throttle adventure. 

Her Imagination and passion are equally used when she is out antique and consignment shopping.