Norlin, Keith

Keith Norlin is a geologist who recently retired (a second time) and moved to Port Townsend.  His previous retirement job was as a geology instructor for Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, where he also led geology hikes for the Road Scholar program ( He has served as an advisor to the QGS for a decade now.

Keith is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he obtained a BSc. in Geology.  He spent his career as a geophysicist for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, as an engineer for Westinghouse Ocean Research Laboratory, and as an exploration geologist in Australia.

Keith gave a nice geotour in May 2016 entitled “A visual trip though some National Parks of the SW U.S.A. (Updated Oct. 2021)

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