Tim Traver grew up fishing the saltwater bays, marshes and rivers of southern New England and has had a passion for fishing and fisheries science ever since. He's worked as a commercial fisherman, at a federal Atlantic salmon hatchery and as director of a coastal wildlife refuge. He has thirty-five years of experience in the land conservation and science-education fields in Vermont, including serving as executive director of the Upper Valley Land Trust and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. He lives with his family in Taftsville, Vermont, near the banks of the celebrated Ottauquechee River. His writing credits include Sippewissett: Or, Life on a Salt Marsh, Lost in the Driftless: Trout Fishing on the Cultural Divide and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.