Erica Strand  -  Director of Outreach, Insect Sciences Museum of California
Eddie Dunbar  -  Eddie heads ISMC'S Insects of the San Francisco Bay Area Program, an outreach and publication effort. He has headed several entomology programs, including CityBugs for the University of California, Berkeley and multiple projects in Oakland Schools. In 2012 Eddie finished a revision of "Lake Merritt and Greater Oakland Insects".
Mike Dame  -  Mike "Troll" Dame grew up roaming the foothills of Mt. Diablo. Since 1998 Mike has tracked the distribution of scorpions in Contra Costa Co., some photos of which are represented here. He supports the DNA Lab of Brent Hendrixson, Ph.D. by providing local tarantulas for analysis. Mike is a Senior Board Consultant for the American Tarantula Society and has been a professional arachnid wrangler for the 2002 National Geographic Explorer program "Tarantula: King of the Spiders" and has co-starred in the 2010 Discovery Science show "Bugging Out".
Michelle Sawyers-Harris  -  Michelle Sawyers Harris (aka "Bug Hugger") is an Ohio native who grew up as a tomboy exploring neighborhood woods and creeks. She is a graphic/web designer and marketer with a BA in Biology, an MS in Marketing and graduate coursework in Entomology. Currently, she is working on an MA in Zoology/Environmental Education. Her studies have taken her to Costa Rica and Belize, and she has focused her research on insect conservation and entomophagy. Michelle also started her own company, Green Matter. Her aim is to dispel misconceptions about bugs while encouraging people to explore nature and go green.