"Derek Tex Grebner, Illinois Correspondent and outdoors-man for the CFZ. I am 21 and a lifelong hunter and outdoors-man. However I have always paid attention to campfire stories. I became involved with cryptozoology almost by accident. When I was young, I saw Richard Freeman and Jon Downes on the TV show Animal X and I was inspired to start checking out the mysteries in my local woods. I never dreamed that years and years later I would be working with them."