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Cindy and Carl Haensel are avid outdoor enthusiasts and artists who enjoy sharing their pursuits and talents with others.  Native Minnesotans, they have traveled widely and worked for seven years in Pennsylvania.

Cindy Haensel, MDCindy Haensel, MD is an emergency medicine physician, photographer, and potter.  She works for St Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN.  Specializing in wilderness medicine, she has trained in Belize, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Montana, and Minnesota, among other locations.  She has provided training in wilderness medicine techniques to residents, medical students, camp counselors, scout leaders and high school students.  As a potter, she specializes in functional stoneware pieces for use in the home. Her photography has been widely published and has won awards.


Carl Haensel is an educator, biologist, photographer, writer, and fishing guide.  He has guided and taught flyfishing since 1996 and has authored dozens of articles on Carl Haenselflyfishing techniques, tips, flies, and locations, as well as children's educational literature.  From 1996 until 2003 he owned and operated Around the Bend Flyfishing based in Eden Prairie, MN, and Hershey, PA.  From 2001 until 2007 he served as a regional manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat Commission. There he managed education, programming, and aquatic resource issues for an area encompassing over five million people, including the City of Philadelphia. He has fished extensively throughout North America, and his outdoor photographs have been widely published.  He has served as an educational consultant and enjoys secondary and post-secondary teaching.

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