We love kayaking, hiking, photography, writing, reading, traveling to bizarre and beautiful places. We work as a writer/photographer team, producing pieces for various magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. We love to report on wildlife rehabilitation centers and nature preserves, in particular. Our intrepid young daughter lends her journalistic eye to all our adventures. Melissa's a journalism teacher at the University of Oregon, and Jonathan's a photographer/web designer at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on campus.