About the Author
Cordell (“Cordy”) Overgaard graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign with a degree in Accountancy and passed the CPA exam in his senior year. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was on the Law Review, he practiced business and corporation law for several years in Chicago. He represented a number of media companies and was part of a group which acquired and briefly owned United Press International. He currently is President and the majority shareholder of a radio broadcast company and a director and officer of a company which publishes newspapers in the Midwest. Cordy has traveled extensively throughout the World and has published five photography books with photos from Antarctica, Botswana, Kenya-Tanzania, Galapagos and Jerez, Spain (the Jerez Horse Fair). An avid Horseman, Cordy has owned Quarter Horses, a Welsh Pony, Paso Finos and Arabians. He rode Paso Finos at several horse shows, including shows held in cities mentioned in the book and Paso Fino Nationals in Perry, Georgia. He now prefers trail riding. Three of the horses mentioned in the book, Mariachi, Sevillana and Rain Dancer, are named after three of his horses. Cordy is also a dog lover. Nick, the German Shepherd mentioned in the book, is named after Cordy’s German Shepherd.