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Cody Hough
Cody in 2011 at Echo Lake, MI
Born May 16, 1989 (1989-05-16) (age 27)
Phoenix, Arizona
Residence Marquette, Michigan
Nationality American
Other names Ivan Tortuga (early pen name)

Portage Northern High School '04-'08

Kalamazoo Valley Community College '08
Alma mater Northern Michigan University B.S. History '12
Occupation Photographer
Organization The Wildlife Society NMU Chapter Vice-President, Research, and Photography Chairman
Style HDR & Documentary
Home town Portage, Michigan

Cody has meet with Jeff Corwin during his undergraduate time at Northern Michigan University and meet Jane Goodall during a trip to Central Michigan University.


USS Tanner (left) and USS Cadmus (right)

Cody's Grandfather, David Eley, served on the USS Cadmus (AR-14) as well as the USS Tanner (AGS-15) during his time in the United States Navy. His father spent a short period of time in the United States Army until he was dishonorably discharged. His uncle, Michael Eley, was stationed in Germany during his first period in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged Michael rejoined and was dishonorably discharged, which was mainly focused around anger issues.




Michigan, Indiana, Arizona
Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Montana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kentucky, Tennessee


Ontario, Quebec
Most travel to date was spent in and around Algonquin Provincial Park fishing for Bass and camping in the near by villages.

Biological Research[edit]

Cody lead two projects in the spring of 2012 one of which was based on the ecology of Isoperla bilineata in Lake Superior and the other was a study on the migration patterns of the American Woodcock in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Historical Research[edit]

As a student of history Cody intensively researched the topic of Lebanese immigrants in Michigan's Upper Peninsula a topic with very little previous research making it a project of importance. Starting in early June 2012 he started to focus on a new topic while finishing up the prior research. The new focus is on the cultural suppression of the Sami identity in modern Sweden. The project will be greatly focused on during the time period between June and August 2012.