Duane funded his college and medical school studies by playing music professionally across Texas. Writing, travel and photography have forever walked alongside him. He and his lovely wife, Naomi, love the outdoors and all it has to offer. Having retired from medicine, he now spends most of his time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with its endless supply of outdoor activities. Writing is his current artistic passion. He’s working on a memoir, Return to Yesterday, Reclaim Your Future by Examining Your Past and a fictional novel, When Lightning Comes. Backroads became part of the couple’s life in 2000. The Backroads experience hooked them on the very first trip. Since then, they have joined Backroads on 23 amazing adventures. Duane and Naomi hope to make it through the Backroads catalog before they’re summoned to no longer travel our planet, but to travel among the stars.