Thomas Pero is the owner of Wild River Press, a Seattle-based publisher of high-quality fly-fishing books. He has worked as the full-time editor of Trout, in addition to founding Wild Steelhead & Salmon and Fish & Fly magazines. A longtime member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Pero also contributes the “Outdoor Adventures” column for Business Jet Traveler magazine. In 1992, Pero joined with U. S. Navy Captain Peter W. Soverel (ret.) in organizing The Wild Salmon Center, now headquartered in Portland, Oregon.