Ed lives in the Catskills with his wife, Lois where they have resided since 1973. They have four children and six grandchildren; he is retired from both public education and a career in corporate America. He has also worked as a licensed New York State fishing guide and former fly-fishing instructor. Ed has been fishing since he was 8 years old and fly fishing for trout in the Catskills since 1969. He authored a chapter in the book Trophy Trout Streams of the Northeast, edited by Jim Capossela and has appeared in Trout magazine. Additionally, the ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education has published some of his work. Finally Ed is the recipient of several local and regional conservation awards for his efforts to preserve and protect the wild trout streams of the Catskills. In 1981 Theodore Gordon Flyfishers bestowed their prestigious Salmo Award on Ed and the following year Trout Unlimited presented Ed with their 1982 Trout Conservation Award. Then in 1999 the New York State Council of Trout Unlimited conferred the author their Chapter Newsletter Award.