Affiliations and Titles
Fellow, Society for Technical Communication
Past President, Willamette Valley Chapter, Society for Technical Communication
Member, Board of Directors, North American Research Group (NARG) 2015-present
Member, Board of Directors, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals 2011-2018
Garret moved from the museum’s Board of Directors to the Executive Director office in 2018. He holds a geology degree from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in geography from the University of Washington, as well as an MBA from Portland State University.
Garret has been a writer, instructor, manager, and author in the Portland area for the past 40 years. He wrote a regular column for the Gold Prospectors magazine before switching to books, and he is the author of several rockhounding and gold prospecting titles, covering the Pacific Northwest, California, and Colorado.
Garret is dedicated to earth sciences education, and has been using specimens from the Museum’s collection for many years in his books. He looks forward to expanding the museum experience, using technology to develop more educational exhibits and incorporate the natural beauty of the collection into the local area’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics curriculum.