Shawn Willsey, a geology professor at the College of Southern Idaho, also teaches whitewater rafting and rock climbing. Born in Arizona as an Air Force brat, Shawn lived all over the western United States during his childhood. He earned a BS in geology from Weber State University and a MS in geology from Northern Arizona University. Shawn conducts research and leads geologic field trips in a variety of locations throughout the West and in Scotland, Iceland, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. He has lived in Twin Falls since 2004 with his wife, Erika, and three children.