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Alison Beringer

Alison Beringer is Associate Professor of Classics and Humanities at Montclair State University, where she teaches courses in literary history, women’s studies, and medieval literature and culture. She holds the M.A. in Classics from the University of Victoria and the Ph.D. in German Studies from Princeton University. Her scholarly research focuses on the transmission and illustration of Latin and German literature in the medieval and early modern periods. Her book The Sight of Semirami...

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Ellen Blackstone

Ellen Blackstone has been working with BirdNote since it was a figment of the founder’s imagination—before the show hit the airwaves in 2005. She writes and edits shows, blogs, and social media posts and sits in on recording as the bird and grammar consultant. As part of her work as web manager, she finds—and secures permission to use—all the photos that appear on the website and in social media. Well, somebody has to do it. A native Iowan, she started birding at the a...

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Zac Bragg

Zac Bragg has been an avid BirdNote fan since his teenage years in Alabama. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2009, he found an escape from Seattle traffic by listening to the stories in BirdNote and observing the birds along his route. He then introduced his then-girlfriend, now-wife, Laura, to BirdNote when she joined him in his morning commute. Zac loves observing corvids most of all, in particular the clever crows all around Seattle and the majestic ravens that can be heard (and if...

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Max Breckenridge

Max Breckenridge was born in the UK, but has lived virtually his entire life in Sydney, Australia. At age 12, his passion for birds was fostered when his parents took him and his brother out of school for 10 weeks to travel across Australia. After completing high school in Sydney, Max drove solo from Darwin to Broome, birding all the way, and spent the next month volunteering at the world-renowned Broome Bird Observatory. He is currently working on his Bachelor of Biodiversity & Conservat...

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Erik Bruhnke

Erik Bruhnke has loved birds since he was a child looking at chickadees. In 2008 he graduated from Northland College in Wisconsin with a Natural Resources degree. Erik taught field ornithology at Northland College for three semesters. Between 2009 and 2014, he spent his summers conducting field research focused on breeding bird transects in Upper Michigan, point counts for a breeding bird atlas in Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Northwoods, vegetation and breeding bird surveys throughout wind...

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Connie Buck

Connie Buck (Receptionist/Staff Assistant) joined the VENT office staff in 2016.  She is new to the travel industry, bringing 8 years of office staff experience.  Upon graduation from Brigham Young University she taught high school. Later she was part-time “Mom” to six and full-time mother of two. Connie has lived and worked in California, Utah, New York, and Virginia.  When away from the office she enjoys reading, walking, yoga, service projects, and grandchildren....