Wendy Curtis, President
Wendy Curtis is the founder and president of GeoBook Studio and the author of The Biggest Picture. She explored history, mechanics, science, and geology on her own but was hampered by the lack of comprehensive, entry level texts that provided an overview.
Wendy attended Smith College through the Ada Comstock program for women of “non-traditional college age” and graduated with a major in geology and a minor in art. Wendy has lectured on Big History in the U.S. and in Europe, is co-author of Big HIstory in Flight, and was a featured author at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual conference in Oshkosh WI. She is currently working on a history of North America and lives in the Five College area of Western Massachusetts with her husband Mike.
Kat Woods, Designer
Kat Woods is currently the lead designer at GeoBook Studio, as well as being a writer and researcher. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Earth Systems, and is passionate about climatology.
Kat considered work in a laboratory but preferred a more creative career which led her to GeoBook Studio. She works to convey scientific and historical information in a artistic and accessible way. She is now working as designer and technical troubleshooter in several capacities for GeoBook, while applying what she learned in school.
Jon Calame, Researcher
Jon's training is in architectural history and urban development. He currently serves as a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. Between 2001-2013, Jon was a partner with Minerva Partners, a non-profit working internationally to support cultural heritage. He studied Italy’s Roma camps as a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 2010 and is the co-author of a 2009 book entitled "Divided Cities: Beirut, Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar and Nicosia". Between 1995-2005, Jon worked in Bosnia on post-war reconstruction of historic sites. His writing has appeared in Cabinet magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Politique étrangère, Places Journal and other publications.