Christian Slade received his BFA in Drawing and Animation from the University Of Central Florida and an MA in illustration from Syracuse University. He lives in a home studio in Winter Garden, Florida with his wife Ann, their twin children, Kate and Nate, and Welsh Corgis, Penny and Leo. Over the last five years, he has been the illustrator of the “Ricky and Pals” story in Ranger Rick Jr. published by the National Wildlife Federation.