About The Authors

contactpaulsmallPaul Caputo has been the art and publications director for the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) since February 2002. He earned a master of fine arts in visual communications from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 and a bachelor of arts from the University of Richmond in 1995. He roots for the Phillies because he grew up in the Philadelphia area (unlike certain Arkansas-based Yankee fans he knows) and has presented sessions on graphic design and interpretation nationally and internationally. Paul lives with his wife, Sheila, and their children, Joel and Maya, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Contact Paul at pauljcaputo@gmail.com.

sheaShea Lewis is the region 4 supervisor of Arkansas State Parks. He has worked as an interpreter, chief of interpretation, and park superintendent in Arkansas and Idaho since 1995. Shea earned a master of education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1999 and a bachelor of science in education from the University of Memphis in 1996, and he is a Certified Heritage Interpreter and Certified Interpretive Manager. He received the 2006 Meritorious Service and 1998 Distinguished Young Professional Award from NAI Region 6. Seersucker is his suit of choice. Shea lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with his wife, Sebrena, and children Gracie, Anna, and William. Due to three incidents, Shea makes few decisions without consulting his wife. Contact Shea at shealewis@yahoo.com.

contactlisasmall1Lisa Brochu is the mysterious and reclusive third author of Interpretation By Design (the book). She is a serious and accomplished professional, and therefore avoids being associated with this blog. She is the author or co-author of four books on interpretive master planning, writing, and training. In her role as associate director of the National Association for Interpretation, she is responsible for planning, development, and supervision of programs, products, and services. Lisa worked as a freelance consultant for more than three decades and has won numerous awards for her work. Lisa lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Tim Merriman.