Murray A. Roed was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. He has been a geological and engineering consultant for 50 years. Murray holds a PhD degree in Geology from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Along with books here mentioned Murray has written over 50 scientific papers. He is an Active member of the Canadian Federation of Art and the local branch, and the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan He has lived and worked in the Okanagan Valley since 1971.
The Geological Association of Canada awarded Murray the E.R. Ward Neale medal in 2013, presented annually for an individual’s sustained outstanding efforts in sharing earth science with the general public.