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Christine Ward Baptista graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 1994 with a degree in professional writing, and has been published in The New Bedford Standard Times, The Cape Cod Times, The Providence Journal,
Vim and Vigor, and several literary journals. For the past twenty-plus years, she has worked researching and teaching health, nutrition and fitness. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking, or riding her bike with her dog, Teddy.
Registered Maine Master Guide, out- door writer, and nature photographer, William Clunie has spent a lifetime in the outdoors. He is presently living life to the fullest, hunting and fishing from his home in the rugged mountains of West-
ern Maine. He can be reached at:
Ron Fournier is the Director of the Bry- ant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Cen- ter. He serves as Maine’s 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, overseeing the states 4-H Shooting Sports clubs and activities. Ron is also a Maine Master
Guide operating a guide service that focuses on hunting, fishing and family recreation in Western Maine.
Kim Hamlin is a fiber artist, designer and dancer living in Western Maine. She knits, crochets, spins, sews, quilts, needle felts, weaves, gardens, dances, thinks and dreams, and tries to do at least three of these on a daily
basis. Kim co-owns Fiber & Vine, a spacious and cre- ative fiber shop that also specializes in wine, located on Main Street in Norway.
UCLA alumnus Judith Hayes spent over 20 years in broadcast journalism, and 16 years in book and magazine editing. Her love of photography has always been paired with her writing. Currently she writes travel articles for
travel and photography websites and magazines. Grow- ing up in Maine has provided a never-ending inspiration.
Shellie Leger holds an MFA in fiction writing from Stonecoast. She is a native Mainer and has just completed her third novel. She lives in West Paris with her partner, pigs, goats, cats and dogs.
Brendan Schauffler has called Western Maine home for the last 15 years, and spent that time getting to know the mountains, lakes, people and places of this remarkable region. He lives in Norway with his wife and
children, works as a community health professional, and spends his free time hiking, DJing, reading, and collecting trivial facts about the animal kingdom.
Scott Vlaun is a writer, photographer, and permaculture designer. His pho- tography has recently been featured in two major publications: The Organic Seed Grower, and The Seed Garden. As the Executive Director of the Center
for an Ecology Based Economy in Norway, he has recently shifted his focus from documenting the organic seed and agriculture movement to raising awareness about climate change and resource depletion, and engaging his local community in developing practical, ecological solutions to the challenges ahead. Scott lives in Otisfield were he enjoys growing and sharing food with his family and friends.
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