A native North Carolinian, Jimmy Guignard teaches composition, rhetoric, nature writing, and mountain biking at Mansfield University in northcentral Pennsylvania. He is the author of Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale (Texas A&M University Press, 2015), a book exploring his experiences watching the rural Pennsylvania county he and his family settled in turn into an industrial sacrifice zone during the Marcellus shale drilling boom. He rides all kinds of bikes in all kinds of weather, and lately has been enjoying the steep learning curve of riding a fat bike on snowy trails in single-digit temps.

Jimmy Guignard