Now 44 years beyond his bachelor’s degree in forestry, Steve is devoting his life to championing the cause of Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading. Steve founded the Nature Based Leadership Institute at Antioch University New England and his first book is Nature Based Leadership: Lessons for Living, Learning, Serving, and Leading .
Dera Williams lives, works, and plays in the Oakland/Bay Area, California. She is a writer, editor, mentor, researcher, and family historian. She is currently compiling a collection of childhood memories, In My Backyard: Stories of Growing Up in Oakland.
Jasmine H. Wade is an award-winning writer obsessed with the ridiculous, and oftentimes traumatic, trials of growing up. She is a member of the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop and her short stories have appeared in a number of journals.
Nicolee McMahon, Roshi, is a Dharma heir of Zen Master Taizan Maezumi, Roshi. She is co-founder of the Three Treasures Zen Community in San Diego, California. She has been creative throughout her life, and after an unusual experience, she developed the Practice of Immediacy in the Arts (PIA).
Rhode Island native Tim Baker moved to Florida in October 2006 and has been writing ever since. His first novel, Living the Dream, was released in 2009 and he has since completed eight more novels. He primarily writes fast-paced crime stories that take place in the seaside community of Flagler Beach, FL.