Craig Schreiner has a deep connection to the land and rural people. His parents farmed in rural northwestern Illinois until he was fourteen. In high school and during summers home from college, Craig worked for the weekly Northwestern Illinois Farmer, covering farm issues and farm people in the counties in the corner of the state bordering Wisconsin and Iowa. He began photographing the Lamberty farm and family while working as a Wisconsin State Journal staff photographer. He now works as a photographer in the marketing and media relations office at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and teaches photojournalism at Madison Area Technical College in Madison. He lives in Middleton, Wisconsin, with his
wife, Lisa. They have three sons.