Writer Jennifer Burd has worked as an editor, newspaper reporter, and instructional designer, and currently works as a writer and editor at HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington in Seattle and has had poems published in such journals as The Bellingham Review, Southern Poetry Review, Modern Haiku and Bridges, as well as the anthology Nobody's Orphan Child.
A lifelong resident of Adrian, Michigan, Lad Strayer has photographed his hometown most of his life. Strayer began his photojournalistic career in the mid-1980's with The Daily Telegram, a newspaper serving all of Lenawee County, Michigan, where he continues to work today. He also has been a regular contributor to the Toledo Free Press since 2006. A professional photographer for more than 25 years, his work has appeared in galleries and art exhibits in Adrian and other areas of southeast Michigan.