Randy Nelson was born and raised in Saskatchewan and moved to the BC coast for a job as a fishery officer without ever having seen a salmon. He has since become the most decorated fishery officer in the history of the province, having received multiple awards, such as the international Pogue-Elms Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, in his thirty-five year career. Randy is an accomplished athlete, having raced in over two hundred competitions including ten marathons. He used that running ability to literally run down and catch hundreds of poachers. He has also curled over four thousand games and played in numerous national championships including the Brier, Seniors, Masters and Canadian Police Nationals. Randy is also the author of Poachers, Polluters and Politics (Harbour Publishing, 2014). He lives in Kamloops, BC.