Steven Rinella is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of MeatEater, an outdoor lifestyle and media brand. Rinella was raised as a hunter, angler, and trapper in Michigan before beginning his career as a writer. He has written over a dozen books and audio originals dealing with hunting, fishing, wild foods, history, and human relationships to wildlife, including American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon. Rinella has multiple best sellers, including the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Catch A Crayfish, Count The Stars, which was his first children’s book. He hosted twelve seasons of the TV show MeatEater, which premiered multiple times as a Netflix Original, and he is the host and creator of The MeatEater Podcast, which garners over 40-million downloads annually. Rinella is the recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s Conservation Achievement Award.