Bill Richards writes The Season. He is a contributor to Seattle Business and and is a former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal and national reporter for the Washington Post. Bill and Rebecca Slattery operate Persephone Farm in Indianola, WA. You can see more of the farm at

Susan Buster Thomas is the videographer for The Season. She directs TV commercials, corporate films and online editorial content. She is a co-founder of Seattle Women in Film and her work was named in the Top 50 List of Best Commercial Work by Adweek Magazine. Her reel can be seen at Susan and her husband, Harley Soltes, live on a small farm in Kingston, WA where they raise chickens and goats, and manage an organic feed co-op.