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Erica Kinder

Writer
Erica Kinder is the Chief Executive for the Southern North Island Wood Council in New Zealand.  She has a Bachelor of Forestry Science and has worked in many aspects of the New Zealand forest sector for the last 20 years.  She is passionate about sharing the benefits of forestry in local communities along with the positive contribution that sustainably grown forests can apply to climate change and our environment.
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Mikis van Geffen

Illustrator
Mikis van Geffen is a Graphic Designer, Web designer, Illustrator and Photographer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in the Netherlands and worked at several multidisciplinary design studios before becoming mostly freelance and self-employed. He moved with his family to New Zealand in 2005. Mikis has built a home at the foot of the Tararua Ranges where he pursues a self-sustainable lifestyle with a special interest in alternative power generation and fresh water monitoring.