Elena K. Manzo, the face behind the camera, was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to California later in life. With a BS in Environmental Science and Resources Management from California State University, East Bay, she spent many years working in the environmental field, and continues to do so full time, believing that our planet’s environment can be saved one tree at a time. Elena’s fascination with photography began when she was 15, when she met an old black and white film camera that lived in her family's home. That fascination grew exponentially , when she bought her first digital camera. The beauty of the natural world and human nature greatly influences her world’s view, her photography, and her writing. Elena has two beautiful children, a loving husband, and two mischievous cats, Bella and Chloe.