Bob Cottrell is the Curator of both the Nella Braddy Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library and the Conway Historical Society. He also serves as an independent history and museum consultant, (Curator for hire), and is a speaker with the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
He has a master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. He was born and raised in Florida and has worked in the history/museum field since 1980.
He has worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., The Crowley Museum and Nature Center in Sarasota, Florida, the St. Petersburg Historical Museum also in Florida, the Conner Prairie Museum in Indiana and at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. In 1996 he became the founding Director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth, New Hampshire.
Chris is an avid hiker and is the owner of White Mountain Images Photography. Devoted to capturing the beauty in this special part of New England, his love of photography stemmed from a long involvement with oil painting. He traded his brushes for the digital darkroom and hasn't looked back since. Chris draws inspiration from the expansive wilderness, craggy ridges, and waterfalls that lie in the heart of the White Mountains and attempts to capture them so that others can enjoy.
Christine Thompson is an educator, a writer, and a mom. Currently she writes and manages grants for the local school district by day and teaches college by night. When she’s not working, you can find her sipping coffee, hiking with her dog, or enthusiastically cheering at one of her two son’s school events.
Clay Groves is obsessed with fish and best known for a quest to catch and eat every kind of freshwater fish in New Hampshire. After catching and eating 48 species of fish and ending the epic quest, he could not stop talking about the adventures or the fishy people met along the way. Clay is a husband, father, teacher, and fishing guide. He hosts the nationally popular Fish Nerds podcast, www.fishnerds.com
Born and raised in Jackson NH, Frank is a Valley native and lifelong lover of the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, skiing, music, and is currently a member of both the Acting and Outdoors Clubs at College of the Holy Cross, where he is pursuing a degree in history.
Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, brewing history, and African-American military history.
Kristin Groves lives in Conway, NH with her husband Clay, daughters Zoe and Sam, dog Ruthie and an assortment of other animals. She teaches a multi-age kindergarten and first grade class in Jackson and is always seeking new, fun adventures in the Mt. Washington Valley and around the world.
Laura Cummings owns and operates White Birch Books, an independent full service bookstore serving the Mt. Washington Valley – and beyond – for 25 years and counting. She lives across state line in Maine with her favorite (and only) son and two cats.
Lori Steere is a front yard gardener, health coach, and raw chocolatier at local farmers’ markets. She teaches cooking workshops on brewing kombucha, the art of lacto-fermentation, medicinal dandelion wine, and healthy fuel for athletes. She is passionate about teaching others how to sneak healthy habits into everyday life.
Chef Steffani Adaska is a culinary consultant and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Adaska is also a caterer, food emcee, cooking show host, teacher of private and group cooking classes, as well as a New England restaurant consultant.
Chef Steffani is also the inventor of Grill Slick™, a revolutionary BBQ accessory which lubricates bbq grills to prevent food from sticking. Grill Slick™ is available for pre-sale now at www.adaskousa.com.