Allison Buchtien was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Galveston in 1997 to study Marine Biology at Texas A&M Galveston. After earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees from TAMUG (WHOOP!), she has remained on the island loving the pace of island life. Allison is currently the only employee for the Texas General Land Office here on the island. Through work, she is a member of the Coastal Zone Management Committee for the Galveston Park Board. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Galveston Island State Park. Hobbies include photography and traveling (to take more photos). You can find her photos on flickr.com/allison_b216. Most evenings you can find her with her pup, Olivia, at the dog park.