By training a mathematician and programmer, with degrees from the University of Washington, and now retired from a career with Boeing, Susan has balanced and sustained her scientific side with a love of the natural world, while her artistic side has found outlet through photography.
She is the author of several books, including The Trees of Mount Rainier and The Wildflowers of Mount Adams, Washington. With David, she wrote The Flora of Mount Adams, Washington.
Her photography has appeared in Washington Trails and other publications, including various field guides to trees. More than 800 of her photographs, primarily of trees, are found in the National Plants Database, where they have been used by dozens of writers, students, researchers, and designers.
Susan is an experienced gardener with an eye for landscapes, and, beginning in 2005, has operated Elemental Plants, a small native plant business in Seattle.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and retired from a career in public library management, David has long had a curiosity for the natural world, especially plants of all sorts.
In addition to The Flora of Mount Adams, Washington, he is the author of The Flora of Mount Rainier National Park (Oregon State University Press, 2000).
He's a long-time gardener and is learning to work with wood.