Roger Zessin is a businessman, photographer, and wildlife naturalist. He brings a deep understanding of marketing and financial acumen through his creating and managing the brokerage office of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas for 14 years. He has taught investment classes and seminars for over 20 years.
Roger has traveled the world extensively pursuing his photography hobby, especially since his life-changing trip to Africa in 1990, and his appreciation of wildlife has deepened dramatically over the last 17 years. He is an excellent public speaker of habitat protection and has given more than 100 slide shows of wildlife, landscapes and unique cultures to various Audubon clubs, civic clubs, colleges and museums. Roger holds a BA of Business in Marketing from Western Illinois University. He is member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the Audubon Outdoor Club.
In 2000, Roger Zessin formed a group of volunteers in 10 counties surrounding Corpus Christi, Texas, and created the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest, patterned after the Valley Land Fund Photo Contest (both contests are Regional Affiliates of Images for Conservation). The “Kritters 4 Kids” program has become a powerful medium for teaching elementary school children about local wildlife, ecosystems, and habitat management.
Corpus Christi, Texas