Erik Hoffner is an activist, writer, and photographer whose work appears in Earth Island Journal, The Sun, World Ark, Orion, and others. His photography has been exhibited in numerous spaces, perhaps most often in the Vermont Center for Photography, and he is also on the board of Coop Power, a member-owned renewable energy cooperative based in New England. Also for Orion, he coordinates the Orion Grassroots Network, which is the action arm of the magazine.
Besides blogging for the web’s top green news site, Grist.org, Erik is also known to grow enormous shiitake mushrooms on the 7 acres of Western Massachusetts forest he shares with his wife, Jenny Goodspeed. Learn more about Erik at www.erikhoffner.com.
William Keener is a writer, naturalist and environmental lawyer in the San Francisco Bay area.
His chapbook of nature poetry, Gold Leaf on Granite, winner of the 2008 Anabiosis Press Contest, was recently published. His poems appear in numerous journals, both print and online, including Appalachia, Atlanta Review, Camas, The Main Street Rag, Margie, Rattle, Terrain.org, and Water-Stone Review. In August 2009, he was invited to be one of the “Artists in the Back Country” in Sequoia National Park, a program designed to rekindle the tradition of enhancing public awareness of our country’s lands through literature and the arts.
Currently a senior attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he was formerly the Executive Director of the Marine Mammal Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue of sick and injured seals along the California coast, and a natural history tour leader specializing in birds and whales. He has led trips into the gray whale breeding lagoons in Mexico, and up the Amazon in search of river dolphins.