Harry is a master guide-outfitter, with more than 35 years of experience guiding hunters and ecotourists on Kodiak Island and other parts of Alaska. During his time in Alaska he has worked as a biologist, journalist, teacher, commercial fisherman, guide, and trapper. His previous two books include: Kodiak Island and its Bears: A History of Bear/Human Interactions on Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago (Great Northwest Publishing, 2004), and Kodiak Tales: Stories of Adventure on Alaska's Emerald Isle (AuthorHouse, 2010).
After earning a biology degree from Indiana University, Harry ventured to Alaska in 1974. The following year he accepted a summer field job on Kodiak Island with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. A plane crash at the end of the field season greatly altered the direction of his life (that story is related in Kodiak Tales), and he never left Kodiak. Harry and his wife Brigid own/operate Kodiak Treks. From their wilderness lodge in Uyak Bay, they conduct bear viewing, backpacking and camping tours on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Brigid is an adjunct professor at Kodiak College and is fluent in French, Spanish and German. They enjoy traveling each winter, experiencing diverse cultures and wildlife around the world.