Genny Smith is editor and publisher of Genny Smith Books. Since 1959 she has edited and published Deepest Valley, Mammoth Lakes Sierra (now in its sixth edition), Mammoth Gold (1990), and other books about the Eastern Sierra.
Richard Mallard is a former college dean, teacher, business manager and resident of Mammoth Lakes. He is the co-founder and executive director of WESTEC, a non-profit occupational training school located near Bakersfield, California. WESTEC works with private industry, local Community Colleges and government at all levels to help people enter the workforce.