Bill Broyles recently retired from 31 years of teaching English, physical education and philosophy to high school students in Tucson.
The unofficial “keeper of the desert,” Broyles is a member of the board of directors and works full-time as the unpaid coordinator of the Sonoran Desert National Park Project. He also joined the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center as a research associate. When he has any free time, he spends it writing, hiking and learning about deserts. He is a co-author of "Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumholtz," "Desert Duty: On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol" and the co-editor of "America's Most Alarming Writer: Essays on the Life and Work of Charles Bowden."