Keegan Schmidt is a professor of earth science at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He earned a BA from the University of Colorado, MS from Idaho State University, and PhD from the University of Southern California. He has worked for the Idaho Geological Survey numerous summers mapping Idaho’s spectacular geology. Highlights of his career include working in the Peninsular Ranges batholith of Baja California on a suture zone analogous to the one in western Idaho. One of Keegan’s passions is leading field trips for students and community members to showcase the geology of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. He lives in Lewiston—with his wife, Karen, and son, Liam—where he enjoys recreational pursuits on the rivers and in the mountains.