Ron Payne has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington and studied microbiology at Oregon State University. He spent 35 years in the Aerospace Industry as a Senior Principle Materials and Process Engineer specializing in chemical processes, waste treatment, and metallurgy. He was a Board member for the Creation Association of Puget Sound (CAPS) and the Mount St. Helens Creation Center. He is currently a board member of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County. He has spoken and led workshops on various creation topics to homeschool, church groups, and local creation forums. He specializes in creation tours to Mount St. Helens and Dry Falls Scabland areas.