Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. A former staff writer and current board member of High Country News, her most recent book, The Nature Fix, was an Audible bestseller and was named a top summer read by J.P Morgan. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine’s Double-X Factor podcast. A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science. Twitter: @flowill
Elizabeth Hightower Allen
Elizabeth recently wrapped up 20-plus years as features editor at Outside Magazine, where she wrote the magazine’s Code Green and Natural Intelligence environmental columns and assigned many stories on Western water issues, public lands, and nature and human health. She’s now a contributing editor for the magazine as well as a freelance book and magazine editor. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, daughter, dogs, and cat. twitter/instagram: @ehightowerallen
Steve Mandell was a steelworker (U.S. Steel, South Works, Chicago) and a long-time alternative media freak (The Chicago Seed, Radio Free Chicago, and High Country News). He also has advertising and marketing experience on both the agency and corporate sides, including a dozen years as a consumer research manager and director for Fortune 500 companies. He divides time between Montrose, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.