Sally Ann Flecker (Her Trees March, pp. 46-47) describes herself as an essayist and nonfiction writer interested in the incongruities and small moments of life, but she's also a musician who recently took a week's worth of classes in whistling. Now, in addition to writing thoughtfully about her first trip to Fargo, she is adept at whistling harmony to tunes like Amazing Grace and the theme from Masterpiece Theater. Professionally, she is a freelance magazine writer and writing coach who works full time from a home office with her dog at her feet and an office window that opens.
Laurie Baker (Soup, pp. 24-31) is a teacher of Women's Studies, Kundalini Yoga, and assorted other subjects. She is a graduate of Minot State University and North Dakota State University with a master's degree in speech communication. She also is state coordinator for National History Day in North Dakota and the author of several plays about historic women and the editor of Plum Valley Women: Minot's First 100 Years. She volunteers with Hospice of the Red River Valley for the Pathways Program. In her spare time she likes to read, write, walk and sing.
David Wittrock (It's a big world, pp. 8-15) came to NDSU in 1989 to join the faculty in psychology, and became dean of the graduate school in 2003. He was a popular teacher, as evidenced by a number of student-nominated awards. He also did his share of institutional service on committees to do with topics such as computer use, diversity and teaching. He's a member of the American Headache Society, and the American Psychosomatic Society.