The Authors

Michael, Jane, Linda, and Ken at the Meriam Library

Michael, Jane, Linda, and Ken at the Meriam Library

Mount Shasta Wildflowers was created by Michael Zanger, Jane Cohn, Linda Freeman, and Ken Goehring, working with the collection of Ed Stuhl paintings in the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico.

Linda Freeman has lived at the base of Mount Shasta for over 30 years, having taught physical and cultural geography at the College of the Siskiyous. Linda holds three master’s degrees and has studied wildflowers from an early age. Linda was responsible for the keys and tables, the plant descriptions, and with (spouse) Ken Goehring,  the identification, general organization, and presentation of the plants.

Ken Goehring has lived at the base of Mount Shasta for over 40 years, teaching biology and anthropology at the College of the Siskiyous. Ken holds a master’s degree in botany (plant evolution) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ken was responsible for developing the Mount Shasta Plant List, the selection of the paintings for the book, and with (spouse) Linda Freeman,  the identification, general organization, and presentation of the plants.

Michael Zanger was a close friend of Edward Stuhl and of his wife, Rosie. Ed hired Michael to be the caretaker at the Sierra Club cabin and visited him there frequently over many years. Michael Zanger founded, and for thirty years owned and directed, Shasta Mountain Guides. As a longtime Siskiyou County resident, he co-authored The Mount Shasta Book and authored Mount Shasta: History, Legends, and Lore. Michael wrote the section on Ed Stuhl’s life and was an integral part of this book project from the beginning to its publication.

Jane Cohn guided for Shasta Mountain Guides for five summers. She enjoyed the paintings of Edward Stuhl and used them to learn to identify wildflowers on the mountain and in the area. She had the idea of reprinting the paintings in a guide book format. She and Michael worked with the Meriam Library to obtain the rights to reprint Ed’s paintings. Jane also was involved in this project from beginning to end and is responsible for the promotion and distribution of the book. She is now in private practice as a therapist in Mt. Shasta.