Dan Johnson is an author and lifelong student of freshwater fish and fishing. For nearly two decades, he has brought North American anglers breaking news on the latest scientific research, fishing techniques and related technology. Dan is a longtime attendee of American Fisheries Society annual conferences and related symposia. He has been editor of Walleye Insider magazine and a contributing editor to In-Fisherman magazine. He is the author of FISH OF ARIZONA and FISH OF COLORADO field guides. Above all, he is a passionate angler who enjoys spending time on the water with his family, patterning fish behavior and observing how these fascinating creatures interact with one another in the underwater web of life. He resides in Cambridge, Minnesota, with his wife, Julie, and children Emily, Jacob and Joshua.
Julie Martinez is an explorer, naturalist, freelance artist and formal art instructor. Her appreciation for insects, plants, rocks and fossils started in childhood with a collection that has grown throughout her life. Julie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with a degree in Fine Arts and Biology. She initially worked as an illustrator for the medical field, but in the late 1980s began a freelance career, which she has enjoyed ever since. Julie’s work is featured in many textbooks, journals and museum exhibits throughout North America. She is also a staff teacher at Minnesota School of Botanical Art. When not teaching, she travels with husband, Jon, exploring the wilds of the world.