Coauthor Greg Allikas has been a commercial photographer in the Palm Beaches and orchid grower for 28 years. He is awards photographer for West Palm Beach Judging Center and several annual south Florida orchid shows including Miami, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach and Tropical. His photos have been featured in numerous AOS publications including the 1995, 1996 and 1998 calendars and an upcoming series of posters he has designed and produced. He serves on the AOS Information Committee. Numerous career awards include Grand Prize 13th World Orchid Conference photo contest. He is a member of the Tropical Orchid Society. Greg is the proprietor of the popular Orchid Photo Page and O zone on the World Wide Web at http://www.orchidworks.com. Greg and Kathy maintain a mixed collection of about 1000 orchids comprised of cattleya, vanda, dendrobium and oncidium alliances as well as many unusual species orchids.
Coauthor Ned Nash has been an "orchid guy" all his professional life. He is a well-known and widely respected judge for the American Orchid Society, and most recently, he has been director of Education and Conservation for the AOS. He recently moved back to California to join Cal-Orchid, Inc.