Steven E. Boyer lives in Tacoma, Washington, USA, and conducts a consulting practice, as well as teaching compressional tectonics courses. His principal expertise is the geometric and kinematic interpretation of geologic structures through integration of surface and subsurface data. Steven received his BS in Geology from Bucknell University in 1972, and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1978. He was employed in the petroleum industry as an explorationist, development geologist and researcher and has served as a research professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Boyer’s 35 years experience has included structural field schools, cross-section construction and balancing short courses, and consulting for several major oil companies. He received the Best Paper Award (Boyer & Elliott, 1982, AAPG Bulletin) from the Geological Society of America, is a Fellow of the GSA and has served as an associate editor of the Bulletin and Geology. Dr. Boyer is a member of AAPG, where he has also served as associate editor of the Bulletin, and was an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (1992-93).