Wayne Ranney is a geologist, author and educator who specializes in interpreting the landscape history of the Colorado Plateau. He is the author of Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, Carving Grand Canyon and Sedona Through Time, all of which tell how the landscape on the Colorado Plateau evolved. These books have met with wide acclaim. Wayne has lived on the Plateau for over 32 years and has worked as a backcountry ranger, river and trail guide and tour leader. He is currently a geology instructor at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff. His easy-going lecture style blends well with his knowledge, experience, and love of this land. Participants who attend his trips and classes come away with a clearer understanding of how this landscape evolved through time, and an appreciation for how mankind has interacted with and been shaped by the power of this colorful landscape.