About the Author

Jean Crozier, B.Sc., owned and operated the largest and most diverse information management company of its kind in western Canada. During the almost twenty year span of her consulting practice, she and her staff completed numerous historical projects, researching subject areas as diverse as the history and use of electrical power and of motor boat construction and use in Alberta, the development of geotechnical engineering in Canada, and the application of Traditional Knowledge within a scientific study. Jean has collected and prepared historical information through oral history interviews, as well as through primary museum and archival research. Throughout her career, she maintained close ties with historical and archival associations. Jean has published numerous articles on information management.

Jean recently was honoured as the SAGE Award recipient in Business and Entrepreneurship, an award program recognizing the contribution of senior men and women to the community. Previously, Jean was chosen as one of ‘Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People’ by Alberta Venture magazine. She was a Regional Finalist in the 1993 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards; she was named ‘Distributor of the Year’ by IME Ltd., developers of the Information Navigator integrated library software system; and was chosen as ‘Friendliest Exhibitor’ at the Canadian Library Association conference in 1992.

Ms. Crozier considers herself tremendously fortunate to have been born into the large, extended Thurston family. She had numerous aunts, uncles and cousins to learn from and to play with, and grandparents who made each new grandchild feel tremendously special. In this era of urbanization, Ms. Crozier and her generation may be the last to experience the advantages of growing up in the city, and the joy of spending summers on the family farm.

No Corner Boys Here, the author’s first full-length book, received a Bronze Medal for Best Non-Fiction Canada West at the 2008 Independent Publishers Book Awards in Los Angeles CA.