Cary Ray Easterday
Cary Easterday is a professional teacher with a passion for science, history, art, chess, photography, martial arts, baseball, and Doctor Who. He earned his Master’s Degree in Geology studying fossil insects, plants, and marine creatures from Ohio that lived approximately 310 million years ago, including the world’s largest known fossil cockroach! He has more than 30 years teaching experience, including the Smithsonian Institution (DC), Field Museum (Chicago), University of Washington, The Ohio State University, Burke Museum, and field trips to the National Zoo (DC), Seattle Aquarium, Chicago Art Institute, Pacific Science Center, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. He is a member of the US Chess Federation and has played tournaments since 1982. He was a member of the 1985 Maryland High School Chess Championship Team. He owns and operates Orangutan Chess Academy, which teaches chess and life skills to help kids, teens, adults, and seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle.