DON DOWNER holds an MSc, MEd and PhD. He has worked as a freshwater biologist with the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans and has a varied background including marine biologist, teacher, principal, university teacher, researcher, business owner and writer. Mr. Downer has written a number of books, including books dealing with Newfoundland resettlement and social history. His own family was resettled from a small community in Notre Dame Bay, NL, from which came his book Uprooted People. Downer has operated two small companies dealing with land development, has conducted bus and boat tours emphasizing Newfoundland social and natural history and has been involved in numerous community service organizations including the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation. He loves to spend time navigating Newfoundland’s countless coves and rivers along with his faithful crew.