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Christine Ward Baptista graduated from U Mass Dartmouth in 1994 with
a degree in professional writing. She 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 20-plus years, she has worked researching and teaching health,
nutrition and fitness. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, riding her bike, or simply contemplating her next WCM article.
William Clunie spent a lifetime in
the outdoors, most recently as a Registered Maine Master Guide, nature photographer, and outdoor writer. He was awarded the New England Outdoor Writer’s Association (NEOWA) Dick Cronin Award for 2017 “Member of the Year”. Previous to this he worked in the U.S. Navy as
a Hospital Corpsman and continues to help his fellow veterans by working with Operation ReBoot Outdoors, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans heal through hunting and fishing. He can be found most days hunting, fishing, or kayaking in the mountains of Western Maine with his lovely wife, Nancy, and their gorgeous Hungarian Pointer (Vizsla), Ginger.
Maine native Dennis Creaser is a local jeweler, artist, musician, author, gem miner, business owner, husband,
and father (in no particular order
of importance) with a passion for treasure hunting and adventure. He is a graduate of the University of Maine (Jazz) and Arizona State University (Fine Art) and lists his hobbies and
interests as local history, trout fishing, self-reliance and bringing creations to light.
Ron Fournier is the Recreational Safety Supervisor and Search and Rescue Liaison for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He served as Director for both Bryant Pond and Greenland Point 4-H Camps for 15 years, and continues to guide hunting, fishing, and recreation trips in Western Maine.
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.
Johanna Sorrell (she/her) is a communications professional with a focus on documentary-style storytelling and images. With a background in environmental law and policy, she is a firm believer in science and social justice, and lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family. She currently
serves as the Communications Director for the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum in Bethel.
Scott Vlaun is a writer, photographer, and permaculture designer. His photography 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.
        Margaret Lindsey Sandborn

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