Dave Atcheson is an avid sport fisher and hunter and is the author of National Geographic's Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond and the guidebook Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. He has written for a variety of periodicals, from Outdoor Life to Boys' Life, and is a frequent contributor to Alaska Magazine and past contributing editor for Fish Alaska Magazine. His latest book is Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, a memoir on his days as a commercial fisherman. Originally from upstate New York, Atcheson teaches fly fishing and has run the Kenai Fishing Academy at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College. He has also worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and for a variety of conservation organizations, protecting Alaska's vast and still intact fisheries. He is past president of the Renewable Resources Foundation and currently works with the Trout Unlimited Alaska Project. He has lived and traveled extensively throughout the 49th state, today making his home on the Kenai Peninsula, in Sterling, Alaska.