House of Owls, Tony Angell Book, 2016
Born in Los Angeles in 1940, Tony Angell cultivated a passion for nature in his childhood, exploring and studying wildlife in the then-undeveloped San Fernando Valley. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1959 to attend the University of Washington on a track scholarship. In Seattle, Angell continued his discoveries of nature, deepening his intimate connection to the creatures of the Northwest. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in speech communication, he became a teacher. Angell then assumed the position of State Supervisor of Environmental Education in the Office of the State Superintendent of Schools. This work allowed him to continue to nurture his understanding and appreciation of the region's natural diversity as he traveled extensively working with State educators.