About the Author
Bonnie Sue Bennett Pishner has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Concord University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University. She has been employed by the West Virginia Department of Human Services for forty years. Although retired from DHHR, she is currently working as a contracted trainer, traveling around West Virginia, training entry level social workers for DHHR. Bonnie grew up with one brother and one sister, roaming and exploring the mountains with cousins and friends. Although country life was hard work, the mountains offered opportunities for many outdoor experiences that shaped and molded the character of those who had the privilege of living there. The mother of two sons and two grandchildren, Bonnie resides in Beckley, WV.