img01Dan Stewart: Hailing from the plains of Okahoma, Dan provided the weather maps and information for Garden in Flagstaff. He is a meterologist by trade, with an inclination towards climatology, and dabbles as a freelance artist. Epic Slant Press.

Editor’s note: This website would not have been possible without Dan Stewart’s amazing work—take a moment to gaze at his exquisite, animated precipitation maps. Dan developed the methodology for gathering data and the aesthetics of the presentations under the capable and generous mentorship of Andrew Taylor, Science and Operations Officer for the National Weather Service, Flagstaff.



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Kurt Meyers: Musician, flight instructor, former NWS meteorological technician, now fine woodworker Kurt Meyers wrote The Climate of Flagstaff for The Arboretum in 1993. Click the title to read Kurt’s fascinating booklet, which was the inspiration for Garden in Flagstaff. Kurt has also been a great help in reviewing all aspects of Garden in Flagstaff and encouraging us every step of the way.  Flying Circus Studios



Susan Lamb: Susan has been gardening in the Flagstaff area for over 25 years and wishes she’d had a resource like Garden in Flagstaff from the beginning. So she organized the contributors, wrote the text, and produced this website. A former district interpreter at Grand Canyon National Park, Susan is now a freelance naturalist and writer of essays, articles, and two dozen books about the natural and cultural history of the American West. She keeps an almanac of over 200 local native flowers observed on walks with her husband Tom Bean in the forest around her home in Flagstaff. Susan Lamb


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Tom Bean: Tom provided the photographs for Garden in Flagstaff. Trained as a wildlife biologist, Tom has worked in several national parks as a ranger-naturalist. His images of landscapes, geology, earth science, wildlife, outdoor sports, travel and other subjects appear in hundreds of publications as well as online. Tom and his wife Susan Lamb often collaborate on books, articles, and other projects that interpret the natural world.  Tom Bean


patrickmPatrick McDonald: Patrick provided web design and coding for the Garden in Flagstaff website. He worked at Northern Arizona University as photographer and web designer for eight years.  Happy to call Flagstaff home for over ten years, he and his family currently reside in Southern Oregon.


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Zack Zdinak: Zack created our website banner of the Flagstaff area’s landscapes, flora, fauna, and human connections. Zack helps educators get their messages across through graphic design, scientific illustrations, and environmental education programs. Life Drawing and Education


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Wayne Ranney: Wayne is passionate about landscapes and how they form. His descriptive essay about Flagstaff geology is just one of the many ways he continues to help people develop an appreciation for geology and earth history. Wayne Ranney