Tom Springer is a senior editor at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. For the foundation, he wrote the books Blessed with Children and How to Unravel Science Mysteries for Young Minds without Unraveling. He has also written about nature and outdoor travel for newspapers and magazines such as Backpacker, Michigan Out-of-Doors, and Notre Dame, and his nature-themed commentaries have aired on several National Public Radio programs. Springer holds a master's degree in environmental journalism from Michigan State University. He lives near Three Rivers, Michigan.