Rodney A. Juell is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and has been a collector of United States Stamps since age ten. He is a member of numerous philatelic organizations, including the American Philatelic Society. He is a governor of the United States Stamp Society and the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting. Juell is a Lutheran minister and lives in Illinois, where he is a critical care chaplain. He has been married for thirty-six years and has two grown sons.