Richard is a photographer and videographer. His photos have been published in newspapers and online. He is also a journalism professor at the University of Kentucky. His B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. are from the University of California. He has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Richard is the author of five books, including "James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights" (Oxford University Press).
Elisa credits her father with her interest in photography and remembers as a child helping him develop black and white vacation photos in a makeshift photography lab in their Long Island home. She has a BA in journalism from Penn State and an MA in Library Science from University of Washington. Her earlier careers have been in broadcast journalism, travel, public libraries, and as co-owner of an online used and rare book store. Since moving to NC in 2013, she is concentrating on creating photopaintings out of photographs and specializing in landscapes.