David R. Modler is an artist/educator born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Art Education from Towson State University, and taught elementary art for fifteen years. David has since earned a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and now is the Art Education Director and an Assistant Professor at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Eric M. Scott is an artist/educator born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Purcellville VA. Eric earned certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and teaches art for Loudoun County Public Schools.

In 2005, David and Eric teamed up to officially become the Journal Fodder Junkies (JFJ), and they have been dedicated to spreading the power and the joy of the visual journal to all who seek creative release. David and Eric have continued to provide workshops, presentations, and seminars to teachers, students, and artists throughout North America. They have coauthored the popular books, Journal Junkies Workshop and Journal Fodder 365, both published by North Light Books.