Jacki Dickert grew up playing in the woods, climbing trees, and believing in the magic of the world. A child of a nature photographer, she informally studied the art her whole life. A trip to the visually stunning country of Iceland in 2006 inspired her to focus more seriously on photography, in order to present the wondrous beauty of the world for others to experience. This magnificence she finds in all wild places, from exotic locales to the little strip of woods near her own backyard. An ecstatic wanderer at heart, Jacki photographs with an openness to the present moment and a keen awareness of the world around her. Imagination is her friend. Her images have been showcased at galleries and nature centers in New Jersey. She has published in Backpacker Magazine and self-publishes the annual "World of Wonder" photography calendar. An elementary school teacher by day, Ms. Dickert also teaches extracurricular photography classes to children and adults. She is an active member and the current president of the Camera Naturalist Photo Club and an Ambassador for the Adoramapix printing company.