Pritchard, Chad

Chad Pritchard, a geology professor at Eastern Washington University, grew up rock climbing, snowboarding, and SCUBA diving throughout the Northwest. After various jobs in the earth sciences, including with the soil survey in Spokane and as an environmental regulator in Hawaii, he obtained a PhD in geology from Washington State University. In addition to studying a great variety of geologic features in Washington, Chad has researched geothermal heat in Iceland, volcanics in Yellowstone, and land level changes associated with large Cascadia earthquakes on the West Coast. He lives with his wife and three children in Medical Lake, Washington.