Hailing from Maryland, Edward Sinnes has worked and studied in the environmental field from Pennsylvania up to New England for the past 10 years, be it living on a sailing ship, training bald eagles or teaching kids to identify trees. He studied environmental humanities at Juniata College, and spent a semester in the Ecuadoran Amazon and Galapagos before going to graduate school at Antioch University New England. There, he obtained a Master of Science in Ecological Anthropology, studying environmental values of people who live and recreate on the land in upstate New York.
Sinnes's work as a park ranger, as a researcher and as a wilderness guide have kept him connected to the land and people. He is deeply interested in getting people out into America's wilds and helping everyone see the benefits of taking a good hike in the woods and understand the reasons we must protect them.