Maria Coffey

  • 2012 — Speaker, Special Guest, Artist

After a life-altering encounter with an elephant in 2007, Maria Coffey — along with her husband Dag Goering — set out to explore the world of these amazing giants and discovered the desperate situation the animals face both in captivity and the wild. Coffey has written 11 books, including Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow, which won the Banff Mountain Literature Prize, and Explorers of the Infinite, which was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. The couple are presently co-writing a book about their work with elephants.