David Palmer grew up in Victoria, BC where he attended university and obtained a degree in Geography. During the summers he worked for BC Parks, where he helped to re-open the West Coast Trail and mapped sections of the Dewdney Trail. After school, he left Victoria and travelled through Latin America before returning to Canada and settling in New Brunswick. There, he joined the back-to-the-land movement, became a game warden, and eventually spent his career working in forest products marketing as well writing for the Atlantic Forestry Review. He has co-authored a book, Great Trees of New Brunswick, and lives on the bank of the St. John River. Besides time with friends and family, David’s greatest joys are taking walks in the woods, swimming and boating, and chasing a good story.