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About F.R. “Fritz” Nordengren

I’ve traveled in 19 countries and in 2013, I walked a 40 day pilgrimage.  The 1000km (621 mile) walk included the Camino de Santiago — The Way of St James.  My book about that pilgrimage, Every Step Is a Gift: Letters to my children from the Camino de Santiago is an Amazon best seller.

My novels are Concealed – The Book of Joshuapublished in 2013, and the follow-up, Kolby Rae published in 2014. A third novel in the series is underway.

In earlier work, I co-founded a non-profit organization producing documentary photojournalism for a select group of NGOs including two Nobel Prize-nominated charities. I was an early pioneer in producing Internet-based multimedia storytelling projects in the 1990s. My first commercial Web site for a client launched in 1994.

I was twice picked as one of the Top 100 Producers by AV Video/Multimedia Producer magazine, and recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and 4 times by USA Today.

During my career I’ve been an assistant professor; the program director of a paramedic training program; vice president of a multi-million dollar advertising agency; president of my own consulting firm. I’m certified as both a paramedic and a firearms instructor.

As an academic, I focused on the topics of learning styles, evidence-based practice, and the role gender plays in healthcare leadership. I taught courses in food policy and public health, healthcare leadership, and lectured nationally on change leadership. I was the lead curriculum developer for a hybrid online and face-to-face graduate degree program.

I built the dog trot cabin at Two Mile Ranch, from the first floor joist to the final ceiling board. When not writing,  I raise pastured ducks, geese, chickens and grow and release pheasants to grassland habitat.