James Craig Green is an engineer, hydrologist, veteran and student of life from Golden, Colorado. Born in 1945 in Dallas, Texas, Craig grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1969. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in February of 1969, achieved the rank of Captain and served four and a half years in Florida, Turkey, California and Colorado during the Vietnam War. He held a top secret security clearance as a space systems analyst and spacetrack radar controller, then taught courses to Air Force officers in orbital mechanics, spacecraft subsystems, ground-to-satellite control systems & operations and other space sciences.

Craig received a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Denver in 1974, and was registered as a Professional Engineer in 1975. After six years working for other engineering firms, Craig started his own consulting business in 1979, at which he remains active today as a water rights engineer, consultant and occasional expert witness.

Craig and his late wife Kay (died 1998) raised, trained and showed Basset Hounds for a quarter century. Kay's Champion Winnwars Brandywine, UDTX (1975-1986) is still the only Basset Hound to ever achieve the titles of Champion, Utility Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent. In 1980, Kay founded the High Country Basset Hound Rescue and Adoption Service, which remains one of the most successful dog rescue groups in the country.

Craig was a tracking dog judge for the American Kennel Club (AKC) from 1986 through 2009, at which time he retired from judging. He was the first President of Denver Foothills Tracking Association in 1985 and 1986, and wrote the Tracking Chapter in Margaret (Peg) Walton's book, "The New Basset Hound" (1993). He was the tracking correspondent for Tally-Ho Magazine (Basset Hound Club of America) from 1992 through 1998. He played five-string banjo in two bluegrass bands in the seventies, and was President of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society in 1974. He joined the Colorado Libertarian Party in 1980 and ran for Congress twice. He continues to write provocative articles about American history, the U.S. Constitution, Colorado Water Law and other subjects. In 1976, he authored his first book, "Simplified Bluegrass Banjo" and in 1993 published his second book, "A Personal Declaration of Independence." Craig is a Senior Fellow in Water Policy at Golden, Colorado's Independence Institute.

Craig lives with his second wife Maggie in Golden, Colorado. They share a love for fast motorcycles, thrill rides, shooting sports, Nevada's Burning Man festival, scuba diving and traveling. They will likely retire to travel, at least for a while, to "who-knows-where."

Craig's personal motto is Student of all, Disciple of none.

Student of all from Sun Tzu's The Art of War:

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat

Disciple of none from Bruce Lee:

Simplify; eliminate the non-essential