M. Paul Hollander was born and raised in southern Michigan, leaving his home state in his early twenties. He just recently returned to his home state after a 27 year absence. As an elementary school teacher, who is also a motorcycle and history enthusiast, he travels throughout the U.S., in search of evidence from the past that will engage his students and create a lifelong love for learning. He also is the co-creator of the Lewis and Clark Replica Trail in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin. This hiking/biking trail allows the visitor to "walk" in the steps of the Corps of Discovery on their monumental two year journey across the continent.