Mike Bartz is a retired conservation officer and currently owns and operates Border Lakes Tours & Guide Service (https://borderlakestourcompany.com/) out of Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Author, paddler and backpacker, Annie Nelson grew up in the Twin Cites and has hiked more than 500 miles of Minnesota trails and over 1,500 miles of the North Country Trail, ending in the Boundary Waters. She is the author of Thru-Hike the Superior Hiking Trail, available in print and as an eBook. To find out more about Annie and her adventures, go to http://www.wildstory.site

Chuck Dayton is a retired environmental lawyer who spent much of his life working to save the natural areas he loves. He and spouse Sara Evans live most of each summer near Ely, Minnesota and spend spring and fall in the western Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. In these beautiful places, photography has become his passion and spiritual practice. Through it, he seeks to follow Mary Oliver’s advice: “Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.”

Kim is a retired Dental Hygienist. She is on the Board of FOTBW and writes for the Boundary Waters Journal Magazine. She has been canoeing in the BWCAW and Quetico since 1977.

Cecilia Meyerson is a lifelong BWCA fan born and raised in Grand Marais, MN. She now lives with her husband in Tennessee, where she works as a copywriter and makes sure to get in a canoe at least a few times a year.

Louis V. Galdieri (https://lvgaldieri.com/) is a writer and filmmaker based in New York City. His 2013 documentary film “1913 Massacre” (https://1913massacre.com/making-the-film/) focused on the toxic legacy of sulfide mining in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He is currently suing the Trump administration as a pro se plaintiff under the Freedom of Information Act for records pertaining to Antofagasta’s mineral leases in Superior National Forest.

Joe Friedrichs is a resident of Grand Marais and host of WTIP’s Boundary Waters Podcast (https://www.wtip.org/wtip-boundary-waters-podcast-0), a North Shore Community Radio production. He is the author of ‘Her Island: The Story of Quetico's Longest Serving Interior Ranger,’ (https://10klp.com/books) which has recently been published by 10,000 Lakes Publishing.

Lee Vue is a lifelong advocate of the BWCA and the current board secretary for Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. She is passionate about bringing the voices of underserved communities and communities of color to the intersection of climate, philanthropy and social justice movements.

Dan Pauly is author of the guidebook Exploring the Boundary Waters. He is former chair of the board of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and practices intellectual property law.