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Robert F. Matthias was born and raised in Iowa. He started his mountaineering career in the Tetons of Wyoming upon graduation from high school. He earned a B.A. in Geology from the University of Iowa and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. He later earned an MBA from Xavier University. He has worked as a petroleum geologist, engineering geologist, coal geologist, land manager for major coal companies, and served as VP – Mining for an aggregate producer. After leaving corporate life, he established his own handyman business, doing home repair and remodeling.
Matthias was a Boy Scout leader and youth soccer coach. He continues to work, hike and climb, cycle, and ski downhill and cross country. He has climbed in Peru, the U.S. and Canada. He enjoys writing and international travel.
Matthias is active in leadership in his church, and with the Boulder Group-Colorado Mountain Club. He has a wife, two sons, and three grandchildren.
on April 02, 2013 :
The Peruvian Twin was a fun read! It includes all of the right elements: action, romance, adventure, a villain, and interesting facts about climbing and mines. Looking forward to the next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)