Sarah Richards ("Pro Gun and Pro Checks," "City of Contrasts," "SEARCH Mission,") is a Canadian writer and radio producer living in Baltimore. She has covered a wide range of topics, from alligator hunting in Louisiana to the last executioner in France to operate the guillotine.

Marina Muun ("Rooftop Crops," illustration) is a London–based illustrator whose work has appeared in Wired, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Smithsonian magazine.
Jon Han ("Fortunate Encounter," illustration), a graduate of Art Center College of Design, is an award-winning artist. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and The Atlantic, among others.
Edwin Tse ("Dean of Fine Arts," photography) specializes in shooting fashion, portraits, and landscapes. Past clients for the Brooklyn–based photographer include Fast Company, Maxim, The Economist, and Town & Country.
Gary Lambrecht ("Ruler of the Roost") is a freelance writer in northern Baltimore County. He spent 21 years covering high school, collegiate, and professional sports for The Baltimore Sun.
Heather Salerno ("Staying Power") is a freelance writer based in the Greater New York City area. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, Family Circle, Woman's World, and People.

On the Cover

Lisa Shires spent five years working in defense contracting before making a career change to professional photography. Her current gig involves fewer office meetings and more adventures— like this issue's cover shoot, which brought her to the Chesapeake Bay's Calvert Cliffs and the Calvert Marine Museum with pro-am fossil hunter Aaron Alford, SPH '08 (PhD). While at the museum, Shires captured a hodgepodge of Miocene teeth from snaggletooth, tiger, and gray sharks. Her work can also be seen in publications like National Geographic, What's Up Annapolis, and Baltimore magazine.