About Place

Contest Judges

Regional Judges

Marc Pietrzykowski lives in Lockport, NY, and sees no reason to complain about it. He is an instructor in the English Department at Niagara County Community College, and is trying his best not to mangle the About Place project beyond recognition.

Ian Stapley is a Professor of English at Niagara County Community College. He teaches courses in British Literature and Shakespeare. Dr. Stapley is the faculty advisor for the College's Outdoor Awareness Club.

Marcia Nixon (M.S. in Education, Geneseo State University College) is a retired elementary school teacher, having taught for 41 years at Lewiston-Porter. She has served for several terms on the Buffalo Audubon Board of Directors and chaired the Audubon Education and Program Committees. Marcia is currently the co-chair and registrar of the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, an Audubon-sponsored nature weekend in June at Allegany State Park.