Tom Barthel was born and raised in
After working as a writer, editor, and photographer for his high school newspaper, Tom went on to earn a degree in Journalism from Eastern Michigan University, having contributed significantly to The Eastern Echo and EMU fine arts magazine, Cellar Roots.
Tom first began writing on the subject of pets and outdoor life in 1999, when he joined the staff of BowTie Press in
In 2006, Tom and his wife Rachel moved back home to
For the author “Dogscaping”, due for official release of February 2010, represents the culmination of the author’s sincere dedication to the issues of environmentalism and health and wellness for people and their pets.