Laura Counsel is special programs manager at Bloedel Reserve.
Roxanne Perkins is marketing manager at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
STEPHANIE PENN is a documentary photographer based in the Bay Area. She studied Geology and Studio Art at Cornell College and loves combining her background in visual art and science to communicate stories about California’s nature, plants, and wildlife. She is currently studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on science and the environment.
Lorene Edwards Forkner lives and gardens in Seattle where she pursues a good and delicious life filled with family and friends together with all things horticultural, believing that the really good part is in the blending of one’s passions.
Lorene is the author of five garden books including Hortus Miscellaneous (Sasquatch Books), Handmade Garden Projects, and The Timber Press Guide Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest. She has been the editor of Pacific Horticulture since 2012.
Dave Muffly is an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist on the Canopy board of directors. A Stanford-trained mechanical engineer, he practices ecological horticulture in the Bay Area.