Is a retired naturalist living in Davis, California. He spent 30 years working for state government on endangered species habitat conservation planning throughout California. He has a B.S. degree in biology from Utah State University and two degrees from Humboldt State University: a B.S. degree in geology and a M.A. degree in ecology. He has been photographing nature and landscape scenes for over 40 years, and he enjoys researching and promoting local history, geology, and ecology. He is married, with two grown sons who both have degrees in environmental science.