Douglas L. Brown was born in Seattle and raised in a forest environment outside of town. Always fascinated with making images, he earned a degree in photography in 1978. For the next few decades he worked as a carpenter/woodworker. Now retired, he has more time to pursue the joy of photographing nature. These days he mostly photographs birds. Find more at douglaslbrownphotography.com.
Kaitlyn Teer is a writer and educator whose work has appeared in a variety of literary publications and was recognized by Best American Essays. She is writing a book about parenting and the climate crisis. She enjoys knitting, mountain biking, and beachcombing and lives with her family in Bellingham, Washington. Find more at kaitlynteer.com and on Instagram @kaitlynteer.
Barsha Mallik grew up and lives in the concrete jungle of Dhaka, and finds herself in constant longing for the forest. She loves to express herself with words and paints and currently works as a freelance writer. She also explores, studies, and practices natural healing approaches. Taking photos and sunny days make her feel most alive.
Jeanne L. D. Osnas is a botanist and affiliate faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is coauthor of the popular science blog The Botanist in the Kitchen. Jeanne lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband and two daughters, where they love the great outdoors and find gardening a fascinating challenge.
Colleen Smith is an award-winning author, journalist, art director, screenwriter, and filmmaker based in Denver, Colorado. She is widely published and writes primarily about her personal passions: fine art, music, books, gardening, nature, fitness, social justice, and creativity of every stripe.
Kathryn Millar is an educator, writer, botanical artist, farmer and friend. From experiential middle school teacher to nomadic van dweller exploring the country coast to coast, she has lived an awe-inspired life. Kathryn is currently looking to put down roots in Maine where she can write, teach, grow, and create within a dynamic community. Find her at k-millar.com.