The Authors of the Oregon Encyclopedia
Pat Zagelow has been involved in arts administration since 1989, including managing the Oregon Repertory Singers, the Florestan Trio, Portland Piano International, and Friends of Chamber Music. She was one of the two initial recipients of a B.A. in Music Performance (piano) at Portland State University in 1991.
Oregonian by birth, Henry Zenk was introduced to the study of Northwest languages and life-ways by Wayne Suttles, late professor of Anthropology at Portland State University. He subsequently documented Chinuk Wawa from surviving elder speakers of the Grand Ronde Indian Community, Oregon, drawing upon his results for his Ph.D. in Anthropology (University of Oregon, 1984). He has been a linguistic consultant for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde since 1998.
Jennifer Zika graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and minors in photography, art history and business. She has shown her own black-and-white photographs at various venues in the Midwest, in San Francisco, and in Portland. After living in San Francisco for nine years and volunteering at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the photography department, Jennifer moved to Portland in 1998. She is the director for the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.
Nancy Ward Zopf grew up on a ranch near Boyd, Oregon, on land settled by the Wards in 1859. She returned to Wasco County in 1996 and began writing. Her books include A Road, a Railroad, and a Country Store: The Story of Boyd, Oregon (2001), Damascus, Oregon: The Place of a New Beginning (2003), God's Footstool: Dufur, Oregon (2005), Dallesport, Washington: The Paris of the West (2006), and Hospitals of The Dalles (2009). The Wards have been active in the Wasco County Pioneer Association since 1922. Nancy wrote a history of that organization and is its historian.