Cenizo Journal Contributors Winter 2021 • Volume 12 , Number 4
Kleo Belay grew up on the coast of Maine and moved to Terlingua in 2003 , where she first gathered her skills and passion for outdoor exploration . Since then she has lived and worked throughout the Big Bend Region and currently lives in Alpine . Email : Kleobelay @ gmail . com
Judy Eron has lived for 25 years in the off-the-grid house she helped build on Terlingua Ranch . She and her partner Charlie are two-thirds of “ The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony ” that entertains there . They escape the desert heat by migrating yearly to the ocean in Washington state , where their band “ Double J and the Boys ” performs . She is the author of What Goes Up : Surviving the Manic Episode of a Loved One . Email : judyeron @ yahoo . com
Danielle Gallo is a writer who is proud to be the editor-in-chief of the Cenizo Journal . She came to the area in 2002 and currently lives in Marathon with her family . e-mail : editor @ cenizojournal . com
Shawna Graves had a hot spell cast upon her by the Chihuahuan Desert a long time ago . She has been wandering in its vast escapes since 2013 , studying people , plants , critters , and science in remote outposts under twinkling stars . E- mail : shawna . reporter @ gmail . com
Melissa Henderson is Executive Director of the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce .
Leslie Hopper Leslie discovered her love of natural darkness as a Quaker Boarding school teenager , where the tactical disadvantages of flashlights and hazards of night blindness passed as peer wisdom between students alongside the liberating traditions of walking fearlessly and completely alone through darkened woods and across star-lit meadows . Leslie ’ s appreciation of the Big Bend ’ s diabolical climate and vital biodiversity involves nurturing gardens to thrive under the influence of seemingly endless supplies of wind and late freezes , and helping its wilder spaces remain so .
Leslie can be contacted at grantsmanship101 @ gmail . com
Lauren Martini Lauren has gone from camping out and cooking on Sterno to more sissified travel as a recent retiree , but still loves the Beg Bend region for stretching her legs and her soul . She has shared that affinity with both family and friends over the years . Houston may be home base , but the desert mountains are always calling !
Andy Morgan was born and raised in Maine and has been taking photos for as long as he can remember . He always had a camera in his hand on family road trips and continued a love of photography through his adult life . In 2014 , Morgan moved to Florida . Shortly thereafter , began working for legendary landscape photographer , Clyde Butcher . With new inspiration of location and people , he threw himself even more into photography .
In 2017 , he had the opportunity to spend the summer in the Fort Davis region as a volunteer at the Chihuahuan Desert Research
Institute . It was here that he fell in love with the West Texas landscape . He has since returned multiple times continuing to photograph , explore , and try to capture this stunning region .
Morgan specializes in landscape and wildlife photography . His images have been published in The Cenizo Journal and the Lady Bird Johnson ’ s Wild Flowers magazine . His work can be viewed and purchased at : andymorganphotography . com , The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute , Fort Davis , Texas and at Clyde Butcher ’ s Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee , Florida .
Susan Pittman A retired literature and art history teacher , Susan and her husband have lived in Fort Davis six months every year since 2006 and consider it home . She is a member of the Fort Davis Historical Society , of the Jeff Davis County Friends of the Library , and the Advisory Board of the Museum of the Big Bend . She spends as much time as she can outside and when inside , enjoys crossword puzzles , reading , and research .
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