Mark Elbroch is the Director of Science for Pumas and Jaguars at Panthera, and author/coauthor of 10 books on natural history. Mammal Tracks and Sign and Bird Tracks and Sign remain standards for the field. Mark earned his Senior Tracker Certificate in South Africa in 2005 and is the Initial Evaluator for CyberTracker Evaluations in North America. Mark was incredibly humbled to receive an honorary Master Tracker certificate in 2015 for his contributions to the field.
Jonah has a Masters degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies from Prescott College.
George Leoniak has passionately explored the subject of animal tracking for over 20 years, and in 2010 he earned his Senior Tracker certificate. Besides conducting track and sign evaluations he also teaches general animal tracking courses and conducts field research on wildlife corridors throughout New England. He has an M.S. through Antioch University in Conservation Biology, and a B.A. from Marlboro College in Biology and Psychology.
Casey McFarland is a Senior Tracker and CyberTracker Evaluator working internationally to train and certify biologists, research teams, eco-tourism guides and the general public. A skilled educator and all-around outdoorsman, Casey provides Track and Sign and Trailing Evaluations—as well as a variety of backcountry expeditions and courses on birding, tracking and wildlife ecology—across North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. As an External Evaluator he oversees Track & Sign Specialist Evaluations.
He is co-author of Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole 2010), and is co-authoring the new Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests (Houghton Mifflin 2020).
Cedar Crest, NM
David Moskowitz is the author of two books: Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon. David works as a wildlife biology consultant, photographer, and outdoor educator. He has contributed his technical expertise to a wide variety of wildlife studies, focusing on using tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology and promote conservation. He helped establish the Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other Pacific Northwest wildlands.
To see a schedule of upcoming evaluations David will be delivering along with classes and talks click here.
Brian McConnell became a Senior Tracker in 2008 and has been an evaluator for Cybertracker specializing in trailing since 2009. Brian contributed stories for Practical Tracking and photos for Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a member of the Washington state Master Hunter program, and a passionate naturalist. Brian enjoys mentoring new hunters and watching people working their first bear trail. He currently conducts trailing evaluations, trainings and workshops around his home in Washington state and throughout North America.
Nate Harvey evaluates trackers for CyberTracker Conservation in both Trailing and Track & Sign Identification. Additionally, he teaches Trailing in workshops near his home in southern Vermont and around the country.
Please visit trackerstrail.com to contact Nate and for more information about him and his work.
From the Arctic to the Antarctic, this simple traveler has left footprints in search of authenticity in his life. Slow to learn and insistent on the hardest of life’s lessons, he’s a generalist in the true sense of the word. Easily bored, Matt has worked more jobs than can be listed here, searching for himself amid all the glittery promises of the materialistic culture he grew up in.
A lifetime hunter and woodsman, Matt strives to share his deep observations and his love for all things wild and true freely amongst his human interactions and in his teaching.
Matt holds a Senior Tracker certificate from Cybertracker Conservation, is a track and sign evaluator with the same organization, and has worked on numerous wildlife and research projects, including the Gualala River Watershed council, the Garfield/Mesa Lion project, and the East Bay Puma Project. He currently resides in the beautiful coastal Mendonoma mountains where he was raised.
Michelle was introduced to tracking in 2009 and has been fervently searching every mud puddle and following any trail she can find since. She is currently using her tracking skills in wildlife science, spending the past 4 years following mountain lions in Wyoming. Now she is working on her Master’s degree, studying how mountain lion kill sites increase nutrients in the soil and surrounding vegetation.
Kersey Lawrence is an international Senior Tracker, and has been evaluating Tracks and Signs identification in Africa since 2014, and Trailing in North America since 2018. She travels a lot with her company, Original Wisdom, which runs experiential education programs in wildlife ecology and tracking, and human culture. She spends almost half the year in Southern Africa, and the other half in North America. Kersey has a Master’s degree in Wildlife Management, and is an award-winning teacher with a decade of experience from the University of Connecticut.