Alan St. John
A native of Bend, Oregon, Alan St. John is a freelance interpretive naturalist who uses writing, photography, pen-and-ink drawings, and color paintings to teach about the natural world. He is the author of Reptiles of the Northwest as well as a book on eastern Oregon. His work has also appeared in several Northwest regional magazines, along with national publications such as National Geographic, Ranger Rick, Natural History, Nature Conservancy, and the New York Times. In the past, he has also worked as a reptile keeper at Portland's zoological park and conducted extensive reptile and amphibian field surveys for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and for the U.S Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.