Craig Canine, Community Engagement Manager, moved to Orcas Island from the Bay Area in 2007. Prior to joining The San Juan Preservation Trust, he worked as a journalist for 25 years, starting as a writer/editor at Newsweek in New York. Most recently, he was a contributing editor for OnEarth, published by the NRDC. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Gourmet, Eating Well, and other magazines. He is the author of Dream Reaper, a critically acclaimed nonfiction book about agriculture and invention. He’s an avid hiker and boater, and is sometimes seen on the roads around West Sound riding a tandem bike with his wife, Myla.
Craig has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, including the Orcas Animal Protection Society and Orcas Island Rowing Association. His involvement in land conservation dates back to his junior-high-school days, when he was a student leader of the “Save Brown’s Woods” campaign in his home town of Des Moines, Iowa.