Author of Our Geology Information
Grant Heiken worked for NASA during the Apollo Program, in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, as a geology instructor, and as a researcher on lunar surface processes. In 1975 he and his wife moved to the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico where he worked on geothermal exploration and development, volcanic hazard analysis, the uses of volcanic rocks, basic research on explosive volcanism, continental scientific drilling, and integrated urban science. He has co-written or edited 11 books. Mr. Heiken lives on Whidbey with his wife Jody, who is a scientific editor. He volunteers for several service organizations, is a former board member of the Whidbey-Camano Land Trust, and prepares educational materials for Island County parks and the Friends of Whidbey State Parks.