Here are the folks that brought you Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt:
Jim has been interested in the Straits area ever since he spent the summer of 1983 doing archaeology at the Marquette Mission site in St. Ignace. He's been playing, and designing, table-top games for as far back as he can remember, though this is the first that's made it this far. He is currently Technology Director for the Land Information Access Association, a Traverse City non-profit. He sometimes makes chocolates for the hobby chocolate business he and Barbara have called Forest Confections, and occasionally records a community event for northwest Michigan's public access TV station, UpNorth TV.
Photography and Co-Designer
Barbara is rarely spotted without her camera, and can capture the commonplace with a keen eye, giving the viewer an appreciation for the beauty to be found all around us. She loves working with pets and children, and is currently a teacher at Central Day Care Center in Traverse City. She holds a degree in fine art from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a Masters degree in Art Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a volunteer church librarian, and can wrap even the cheesiest recycled Christmas gift to look like it came straight from the North Pole.
Illustrations and Layout
Glenn's detailed and instantly recognizable illustrations can be seen in the New York Times and the books of Janine Benyus, Robert Sullivan, and Jerry Dennis. His fine art has been exhibited nationally and is available at the Tamarack Gallery in Omena, MI. He is also a teacher and often shares his artistry with school groups by creating collaborative works. As a talented musician, Glenn can be heard playing with several groups around northern Michigan.
Ralph G. Hashoian
Ralph can quickly size up a situation and tell you what it's all about with a few lines on paper. For people, he calls these characatoons, and he has been entertaining and informing folks with them for many years. He was an art and humanities teacher in the Dearborn Public Schools and spent several summers casting pewter and doing other artisanal things at Greenfield Village. He also creates artworks in watercolor, clay, and cloisonne.