Meet the Team

There are three of us who manage In addition to us three, we have several wonderful writers and artists who work with us on contract and have been with us for many years.

Ben Buckwold, President, Red River Press

Ben is the founder of Red River Press. He is involved in much of the daily management at, and also oversees the development of all the new projects at the company.

Marta Solodun, Managing Director, Red River Press

Marta joined Red River Press in 2008. She's the managing director of and our sister site Marta handles all our financial, managerial and sales matters at the company. She also plays a big role in the creation and development of all our English iPhone apps.

Tara Benwell, Director of all things Media

Tara started at ESL-Library as a lesson developer. She continues to write a lot of the content on the site, but she has taken on a greater role as our Media Director. If you see us on facebook, twitter, or in the ELT blogosphere, it's likely Tara pushing the buttons. She runs our social media strategy and keeps us heavily involved in the ELT community.

Tanya Trusler, Chief Editor

Tanya, of Editing to a T, became our chief editor in 2011. She edits our lessons for accuracy and consistency. She also writes a weekly blog post for us about grammar or teaching advice, and is starting to develop some of our lessons.

ESL Library Contributors, Writers, Artists, Editors, Programmers

ESL-Library contracts with talented writers, authors, artists, and illustrators all over the world. We have freelancers in France, Spain, Poland, Japan, Brazil, USA, Canada, and Korea helping to keep our site very well-travelled.

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Dying with Dignity

Brittany Maynard was a young American woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She chose to move to Oregon state where she had the right to die with dignity.

Great links to articles and resources for this topic...

Can We Ever Use “Ever” with the Simple Past?

ESL-Library blog: November 20, 2014

Is it possible to use "ever" with the simple past? Find out the difference in meaning when "ever" is used in present perfect and simple past questions, and see examples of the different tenses that can be used with this emphatic adverb.

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