While growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Wasserman soon came to love the great outdoors and started hunting, trapping, and fishing at the age of ten. After graduating high school he started working in various construction jobs until being accepted to the Ross Leffler School of Conservation in 1975. Wasserman, a third-degree black belt in Korean karate and a former national bodybuilding champion, has written eight books about his life as a state game warden. During his career, he received numerous awards for his work in wildlife conservation, including the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania Game Protector of the Year Award, Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Officer, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Medal, and the Pennsylvania Trappers Association Presidential Award. Wasserman is a prolific writer who has been published in several national magazines including Black Belt, Pennsylvania Game News, Fur-Fish-Game, South Carolina Wildlife, International Game Warden, and The Alberta Game Warden. He also penned a weekly outdoor newspaper column for fifteen years and hosted his own popular outdoor talk-radio program for eight years. Wasserman retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission after thirty-two years of dedicated service and lives in South Carolina with his wife, Maryann.