daughter of a chemist and a biologist, Lisa Rayner has long had an
interest in the natural world. As a young girl she was an avid sea
shell collector. She spent much of her time exploring the forest
near her parent's Delaware home.
Rayner has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource
Interpretation from Northern Arizona University. She is a graduate
of the 1993 Black Mesa Permaculture
Project's design certification course, and is a Coconino
County Master Gardener.
is the founder and publisher of Flagstaff
Tea Party, an alternative community newspaper advocating for the
protection of Flagstaff's environmental riches and the preservation
of Flagstaff's small-town charm. Lisa's articles and essays appear
regularly in the monthly newspaper. FTP is also a donor-supported
nonprofit organization and the sponsor of the Flagstaff
Neighborly Notes community currency system. Lisa designed and
implemented this alternative currency system in 2000. The system is
modeled after the Ithaca Hours
system in Ithaca, NY.
lives with her husband, FTP editor Dan Frazier, and their cat,
Garfunkel. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, weaving, reading
and hiking, among other things. Lisa gardens on two small balconies
and with the Flagstaff Community Gardens Project.
Zdinak has rendered illustrations and interpretive design for the
Museum of Northern Arizona, The Arboretum
At Flagstaff, Sedona Cultural Park, Bureau of Land Management,
National Park Service, Habitat Harmony inc., Arizona
Native Plant Society and more. His illustrations have appeared
in the Arizona Game & Fish Department's Wildlife Views magazine
for years and his retail wildlife graphic products are sold
for wilderness in the southwest after earning a B.S. in Wildlife
Resources from West Virginia University, he found as employment with
the National Park Service, National Forests Service and US Fish and
Wildlife Service. He has instructed naturalist and art programs for
the Museum of Northern Arizona, NAU Elderhostel and Yavapai College,
and assisted biologists at the Academy of Hydrobiology, Wuhan,
an apprenticing childhood with his commercial artist father, Zack
honed his field sketching skills over the years and sought
professional training through the Guild of Natural Science
Illustrators and Scottsdale School of Art. Currently his favorite
media include graphite pencil, pen and ink, scratchboard and
Flagstaff resident of 17 years, Zack lives, hikes and gardens with
his partner, Robert Audet.
Zackery Zdinak at Life Drawing
& Education, P.O. Box 1314, Flagstaff, AZ 86002, www.lifedraw.com.