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Dave Monteith

Mary Beth Schwarz
Mary Beth first visited Yellowstone in 1961. Since 1991 she has been a volunteer at Old Faithful. When not in Yellowstone, she lives in Dallas, Texas, with husband, Barry Schwarz.

Rich Glasser

Tom Dunn
Tom Dunn has engineering degrees in Metallurgical (Univ of Ill.) and Nuclear Engineering (Purdue University). Tom met and married Genean at Purdue where she was earning a Phd in Clinical Psychology. They have been married for 41 years. They have a son Chris who met Sarah Hefti at Yellowstone in 1999 and later they married and have 3 children. Tom retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2013 and resides in Carlsbad, California. He has been interested in Yellowstone and its varied thermal features since 1980 and has been to Yellowstone almost every year often staying for two or three weeks at a time. Tom is one of the directors of GOSA and has been involved with GOSA since 1988. Along with Genean who does most of the work, he has been one of the Sput editors since 1997. He is an avid photographer of everything Yellowstone with over 15,000 images. With Genean, they have a built a collection of Yellowstone postcards, books, artwork and maps. Recently, Tom and Genean have coauthored their first book on Yellowstone entitled, "Geyser Basins of Yellowstone".

Allan Friedman
Born in Washington DC and raised in New York City Among other things I have been an elementary school teacher and a book store owner- I still own the book shop named Wonderland Books after YNP I have been a geyser gazer for over 30 years and have managed to spend some part of the each summer in the park I am fascinated by geysers, especially the relationship between geysers in close families

Will Boekel
Will started gazing in the fall of 2011. Will currently works the summers at the Old Faithful Lodge Front Desk. When in the park Will enjoys to spend most of his time watching and studying Fan & Mortar Geysers. Although, you may find him cruising around the Upper Geyser Basin when Fan & Mortar are not due to erupt. When not in the Park Will enjoys partaking in skiing, climbing, hiking, running, and watching the Old Faithful webcams when time allows. Also Will currently studies Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University (GO CATS!) in Bozeman, MT.


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