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John R. Gentile – Bio

by Ben

Photo by Katie Iverson

Throughout my life I have traveled widely, particularly to observe and photograph wildlife and attempt to capture their spirit. In my writing, I draw from many life experiences to create vivid word images on paper. I have worked for decades as a physical therapist, treating a diverse population of patients from all walks of life. I have kayaked and SCUBA dived in oceans around the world. For ten years, my marine biologist wife, Katie Iverson and I studied a population of Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the Upper Gulf of California. Since 2009, Katie and I have been leading whale-watching trips to Baja California Sur, Mexico.

We live in Tucson, Arizona, with two chows, Jet and Ri-Lee. Since 2006, our backyard has become Jurassic Café, the favorite dining location for dozens of lizards, tortoises, birds, hawks and a bobcat.

 To read John’s interesting author Blog, “Notes From the Field,” CLICK HERE.


“A San Ignacio Lagoon encounter.” Photo by Katie Iverson

One of the visitors to Jurassic Cafe. Photo by Katie Iverson.