Brent Erb is a naturalist, guide and photographer. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation (2003, 2012), has earned a Master of Arts in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University (2016), a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Recreation & Tourism from Colorado State University (2004) and the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's Letter of Commendation for his work in public relations and Search & Rescue during his active-duty enlistment (1999). He was the National Park Service's northeast regional photography winner (2008) and was awarded a National Geographic photography workshop scholarship through Penn State University (2012). Brent’s photography has been published in newspapers, magazines, university, state and National Park Service publications and is displayed in numerous personal collections.

Along with his wife Anna and dog Comet, Brent enjoys adventure near his home in Pennsylvania, across the country and beyond. Meeting people and exploring communities, cultures, historic sites and natural areas has shown him that people have more in common than they do differences which he attempts to foster understanding of through his photography and nature-writing.