Micah Kipple (BS Geology, 2018)

State Park Ranger, Tonto Natural Bridge, Arizona

I currently work and live as a State Park Ranger at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Arizona, site of the world's largest travertine natural bridge. I am the lead interpretive ranger, developing interpretive walks and other programs for park visitors of all ages and nationalities. This park's geology spans almost 2 billion years and has ties with both Yellowstone and the Pacific Northwest, which have both had large impacts on my geology experience and education. In my time off I hike through the ecosystems and geologic formations of Arizona, and lead a nonprofit organization, GOSA, The Geyser Observation and Study Association, disseminating information about hydrothermal features in Yellowstone and elsewhere around the globe!

I graduated from Central Washington University with a B.S. in Geologic Sciences in March of 2018, and it helped shape my geology focus and enthusiasm. I can point at Nick Zentner specifically as my main influence and inspiration for geology interpretation. He's the best of the best, and a gem of the CWU Geology program and geology education everywhere. I'd highly recommend the CWU program for anyone pursuing a geology degree in their future!

Information last updated on Sep 15, 2022