Champ Zumbrun recently retired from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where he worked more than thirty years, with most of that time spent as forest manager at Green Ridge State Forest. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in LaVale, Maryland, where they raised two sons, Jeffrey and Ryan. Zumbrun is a licensed professional forester who obtained his BS in forest resource management at West Virginia University and an MS in management at Frostburg State University in Maryland. He has written a column for the Cumberland Times-News and articles for the Department of Natural Resources, the Forest History Society and local historical organizations. When time permits, he enjoys playing guitar, composing and recording songs.