Jack in the snow

At the age of fifteen , a friend and I commandeered a row boat with a fifteen horse motor.  As we headed out of the bay and entered the Atlantic Ocean the motor quit.  After spending a rocky night in the boat we were towed back to the dock into the arms of a state trooper.  Three days later I entered a writing contest at school detailing my adventure and won first place. This was a turning point in my life as I discovered the trill of adventure and my love of writing..

After earning a degree in Forestry form Rutgers University, I headed to the Pacific Northwest to fight forest fires.  As a fire crew boss I thrived on the excitment of fire fighting. One day, I attended a talk on teaching in bush Alaska, visions of hunting moose, bear, and living with the Eskimos filled my imagination. Three weeks later, I headed to the Arctic to earn a degree in teaching at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. After getting a certificate to teach science, my wife and I headed to the Alaskan Bush as teachers.  Being dropped off by a six seat airplane in a remote village on the Yukon River is a trill I will never forget.  In my eleven years in the frozen north I came to love the wilderness and the people who lived there.

 Needing to be closer to our aging parents, my wife, three kids and I moved to Sharon Springs, NY, to a farm in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  We raise sheep, pumpkins and produce maple syrup on our farm.

Jack and Betty Singer

Jack and Betty Singer