Laura Gutman works as a multimedia developer, web application developer, and educator in the fields of multimedia, programming, and design. Her first experience in computer science was at an IBM training school in 1983, where she learned how to punch cards, dissect mainframes, and program in COBOL. In the intervening years, she earned her doctorate in English from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator (for print and multimedia), technical writer, and multimedia developer. Currently, Laura lives with her dog, parakeets, and hundreds of computer toys in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to her development and consulting work, she teaches a range of courses in multimedia and graphic design at the University of New Mexico. You can visit her online at http://www.rocketlaura.com.
Patricia J. Ayers has been producing web sites professionally for more than 6 years, with more than 20 sites successfully completed in the past year. She is the owner of Carolina Web Solutions (http://www.carolinawebsolutions.com), a web design company specializing in small business web sites, and uses Dreamweaver and Fireworks as her primary design tools.
Patty attended the State University of New York at New Paltz and Pace University, and is currently an avid student of marketing, advertising, and graphic design, in addition to web development.
As a Macromedia Certified web developer and regular volunteer on the Dreamweaver user forums, Patty maintains a Dreamweaver resources site featuring original tutorials at http://www.thepattysite.com and is involved in the beta testing of Dreamweaver extensions. She is also a member of the Carolina ColdFusion User Group.
Patty lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her family, and depends on such occupations as biking, gardening, and playing guitar as antidotes to too much computer time.
Donald S. Booth currently works as a team lead on the Dreamweaver Technical Support Team at Macromedia. He has been working at Macromedia for two and a half years. He also works on the Authorware Support team as a technician and trainer. He has degrees in art and philosophy from the University of Rhode Island. When not building web pages, Don likes to build other things such as guitars, cameras, and a good library. He likes taking photographs and collecting cameras. Don loves music and has a fascination with spacecraft that borders on plain silly.
He currently resides in San Francisco. Learn more about him at http://www.dbooth.net.