Patrick Nurre is from the beautiful state of Montana where as a young boy, he spent many of his Saturdays rockhounding near the Big Horn River. This early interest led him to a lifelong study of the world of geology. His experience has included extensive field study in the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, California, Wyoming, Kansas, Indiana, and most recently, Israel. His special interest is in volcanoes. Patrick conducts geology classes and seminars in the Seattle area, and speaks at numerous home school and church conventions on geology and our young earth. He also leads a variety of geology field trips every year. His high point is a field trip to Yellowstone Park each year, where he helps families discover the Biblical geology of the Park. In 2005 Patrick started Northwest Treasures, a business devoted to producing a wide variety of fine geology specimen kits and curricula from a young earth perspective. Patrick and his wife Vicki live in the Seattle, Washington area.