Ed Pope served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963. Ed was stationed in Germany during the height of the Berlin crisis, which led to the building of the Berlin Wall. Part of Ed’s military duties included teaching medical mobilization procedures to military personnel. His love of teaching continued after he left the service. Ed taught social studies for 35 years at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. He received the "Orange County Teacher of the Year" award in 1984. Ed lives with his wife, Toni, in the same Turtle Rock home he bought 50 years ago.

Carl Mariz is a retired chemical engineer having worked in that field for nearly 50 years. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1957. Carl and his family have lived in Southern California since 1968 and in Orange County since 1979.

Roger Gloss earned a B.S. in Physics from UCLA and is now retired from a career in information technology. He is a citizen- activist against climate change, animal agriculture, and systemic environmental destruction. He has lived in Orange County since 1970 with his wife Linda.

His 2014 novel, Third Wind, is a pre-apocalyptic story of runaway climate change and failed government. His most recent book, If Pigs Could Talk: The Case for a Plant-Based Diet, is a scathing indictment of factory farming.

Sarah Mosko is a licensed psychologist, with a background in neurobiology and basic science research that enables her to explain the science behind current environmental problems and solutions. She received her Ph.D. at Princeton University, and held an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego.

A 52-year resident of Irvine, Angelo Vassos is a United States Air Force veteran and retired high school physics teacher. He is a staff photographer for Irvine Community News & Views.