Jay was a 7th and 8th grade science teacher in the Bedford, NH school system from 1973–2000. During that time he supervised the Yearbook program which involved students taking photographs with various types of cameras then developing film and making prints in the school darkroom. Students were trained in using 35mm, medium format and large format (5×4) cameras. From 2000–2011 he was a painting contractor with two partners. He also continued to pursue his interests in photography. In 2011 Jay retired and started working on several ornithological research projects. He is currently a volunteer at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, FL. Jay has a BA in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a M.Ed. from Notre Dame College. Jay and his wife Marilyn (long time MAC Visual Arts Director) have three children and reside in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Jay enjoys birding, gardening, fishing and, of course, photography. He is looking forward to his 5th summer at Maine Arts Camp and introducing campers to the joys of film photography and alternative processes for photography.