Nicholas J. Czaplewski
Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Avenue
Norman, Oklahoma 73072

We are all products of our mentors, elders, parents, and teachers. Czaplewski is privileged to have known Charles A. Repenning as a mentor long ago. Like so many other graduate students in vertebrate paleontology, Rep gave me his time often when I was a greenhorn graduate student trying to figure out how to practice the discipline. Hopefully he would be proud of some of the work I've done, especially the papers to which I contributed in this volume in his honor. Thanks, Rep. I'm trying to follow your example. Czaplewski is  curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma.