David C. Ashley
David C. Ashley is a professor of biology at Missouri Western State College. A parasitologist, he studies prairie fringed orchids and the moths that feed on them. He also is an accomplished cave biologist and a member of the National Speleological Society, the Missouri Speleological Survey and the Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy. He and his wife, Sharon, live in St. Joseph and enjoy camping with their three children.