The Minds Behind the Magazine

About Us

Senior Hiker is published by Deer Isle Press, LLC, a small publishing house on the coast of Maine, and printed by J.S. McCarthy of Augusta, Maine.

Lisa Schoonmaker

Editor and Publisher

After leaving a career in corporate communications, Lisa Schoonmaker started this magazine to share a lifelong love of mountains and the art and writing they inspire. She lives on a wild piece of land on Deer Isle where she and her husband are building a house.

Jennifer Anderson

Editor

Jennifer Anderson taught humanities at an independent school in Manhattan. Upon retiring she moved with her husband to the Hudson Valley, where she volunteers with the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Mid-Hudson Chapter. She writes for pleasure and enjoys hair-raising hikes anywhere.

David Anderson

Photographer

David Anderson is an architectural photographer and the author of On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan 1980-2000. He also enjoys photographing trees, rocks and landscapes. davidvanderson.com.

Liane Judd

Art Director

Retired from managing corporate design departments and her own business, Liane now spends most days working in her garden when not fretting over production deadlines. Travel is another interest and she is looking forward to hiking the John Muir Trail in Scotland with family and friends late summer. To prepare for the demands of hill walking and dram sipping, she takes daily perambulations in the Maine woods with her rescue bullmastiff, Rose.

Theresa Ayotte

Design and Production Manager

A professional graphic designer for over 25 years, Theresa Ayotte launched Terelar Design and Photography, LLC, a Maine-based graphic design and commercial photography firm, in 1996. She also teaches graphic design at Husson University and, in her free time, hikes on Mount Desert. terelar.com

Holley Mead

Associate at Large

Holley Mead is a fabric artist with a lifelong love of nature that has inspired her art, her teaching of art and her vegetable and flower gardening. A Deer Isle, Maine, homesteader for 40 years, Holley, her husband, Bruce Bulger, two sons and grandson all share the gift of wonder and appreciation of their ever-changing island surroundings. (Photo: Audhild Bjune)

Photo: David Anderson