Richard W. Fite
My interests, in no particular order, are hiking, bicycling, kayaking, photography, classical music (French horn, cornet, recorder), international development, agriculture, risk assessment, sanitary and phytosanitary regulation, Afghanistan, Africa. I am employed by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and spent 2010 in Afghanistan as an agricultural advisor with the International Security Assistance Force. I am a volunteer trip leader for the Sierra Club National Outings Program and have led perhaps 30 backpack trips, mostly in northern Arizona and southern Utah. My home is in southeastern NH where I live in a 100-year-old farmhouse with my wife, Karen, three German Shepherds (Shana, Anya, and Eliza), and a half dozen cats.
Non-commercial use of photographs on this website by individuals and non-profit organizations is hereby approved. I will provide high resolution digital files on request. Please give credit to me, and inform me of any use. Other than for such use, all rights reserved and all photographs are copyrighted.
Fine art-quality ink-jet prints are available on request for modest cost. All proceeds after covering the expense of printing supplies and this website will be donated to one of the organizations on the links page.