Roger Di Silvestro
Roger has had a life-long interest in wildlife and participated in his first Christmas Bird Count when he was 16 years old. He is not an expert birder, but he does have master’s degrees in zoology and journalism. He has worked as an editor and writer for the National Wildlife Federation, Defenders of Wildlife, and the National Audubon Society, where he also served as a producer for TV documentaries. He worked as senior communications director for the National Park Conservation Association and, most recently, as a major-donor proposal writer for the National Park Foundation. He is the author of 10 books, most of them about conservation, and has edited five others. Some people would say he has “retired,” but he dislikes the word and prefers to say that he is freelancing. Because he is.