Who is Walt Hutchens?
Walt Hutchens is a Naval Academy graduate with two masters degrees in engineering from MIT. He is retired from careers in the Navy, as an engineer, and as a small business owner in the DC area. He has written numerous op-ed pieces for the Roanoke Times and other Virginia newspapers on various topics and has had many articles on vintage military and ham radios published in hobby magazines.
He and his wife Sharyn have a combined total of nearly 40 years in dog breeding, rescuing, and training. Walt is owner and moderator of the 3500-member Pet-Law email group, as well as the Virginia Pet-Law list and several other state lists. The Petdogs-L group is another 2700-member list providing advice and answering questions for dog owners.
The Hutchens have been involved in legislative issues and fighting the animal rights movement since 2001.