About RamblemuseSM Associates
RamblemuseSM Associates is the work of Keith Eric Grant and Vicki Wingo Grant.
Keith Eric Grant holds a BS in physics from San Jose State University and an MS and Ph.D. in Applied Science (School of Engineering) from the University of California, Davis. He is now the founder, senior research scienctist, and science writer for RamblemuseSM Associates. Keith worked for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from June 1972 until May 2008. His scientific experience includes atmospheric chemistry and and transport modeling, radiation transport, inverse problems, aerosol microphysics and optical properties modeling, nonlinear solver development and applications, climate modeling, satellite data analysis, user consulting, and signal analysis.
Since 1992, Keith has also been the lead instructor for Sports & Deep Tissue Massage with the McKinnon Institute in Oakland, CA. He has been a columnist for Massage Today since its inception in 2001. Keith is currently working as co-chair of the Massage Therapy Foundation's “Best Practices Committee” on developing a process for creation of evidence-based clinical guidelines for massage. He is also developing independent projects such as the Massage Medical Applications Project (MMAP), an annotated bibliography for massage practitioners. and a more general bibliography.
As of May 2008, Keith's main focus (see résumé) is on creating a development trajectory for RamblemuseSM Associates. His interests include exploring entrepreneurial and consulting opportunities in computer simulation, inverse problems, science writing, and web development. Keith is a graduate of the 2007 Santa Fe Science Writing workshop. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the Northern California Science Writers Association (NCSWA), and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW).
Vicki Wingo Grant holds a B.A. in Special Education and Recreation with a minor in Outdoor Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been a cross-country ski instructor, a camp cook for mineral exploration teams in Alaska, and a municipal firefighter with Boulder, CO and San Ramon Valley, CA. Vicki's current focus issues include advocacy for “twice-exceptional children”, use of gardens to increase the ecological awareness of elementary school children, and altering clothes for hire (including marching band uniforms and concert-wear).