LAURA HARTEMA is the author of Bering Sea Strong: How I Found Solid Ground on Open Ocean. Originally from Chicagoland, Laura now calls the Seattle region home. She holds a degree in biology and has worked for over 20 years in stream and wetland restoration. She is a writer, ecologist, volunteer leader, traveler, outdoor lover, and good at being happy. More about Laura and her blog, Love This Day can be found at http://www.laurahartema.com/.