Stuart Osthoff is a wilderness canoe and fishing guide and the publisher of The Boundary Waters Journal.
Jason A. Kaufman, Ph.D., Ed.D., is a professor of educational leadership and director of the institutional review board at Minnesota State University, Mankato and a licensed psychologist. His research explores mind-body and nature-based interventions, humble leadership, and the promotion of human functioning.
Frank Bures is a writer based in Minneapolis. He is the former trips director and camp naturalist at YMCA Camp Olson, and was on the support crew for the Mile Marker Zero team, which paddled the entire Mississippi River in a world record 17 days, 19 hours and 46 minutes in 2021. He writes for Outside Magazine, the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine and the Star Tribune Outdoors, where he first wrote about his canoe capsizing on the Mississippi. More at frankbures.com.
Meg Duhr is the Research Outreach Specialist for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center where she works to translate AIS research into action and serves as a bridge between researchers and managers, supporting decision-making and implementation of research-informed management. Website: https://maisrc.umn.edu/
Pete Rozeboom is an adventure seeker, stand up paddle boarder, mountain biker, skier, hiker, Jeeper, photographer, videographer, healthy eater, traveler, camper, unconventional trainer, and the list goes on! Find him at Rozyboom Adventures LLC (https://www.rozyboomadventures.com/) or on Instagram at@rozyboom
Kristin lives year round on the Gunflint Trail and works at a nonprofit that aims to get kids paddling in the Boundary Waters. She loves using her degree in anthropology to analyze the culture of the BWCA and shares her findings on Instagram at @northwoodsfeminist. Kristin loves exploring her own backyard with her husband and their two rescue hounds.
Alex Messenger is a Duluth, Minnesota, author, marketer and photographer who, at seventeen, was mauled by a grizzly bear. His best-selling memoir, The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra, is available wherever books are sold. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Men’s Journal, National Parks magazine, Outside Online, and Backpacker magazine. Find him at http://www.AlexMessenger.com and @amessengerphoto.