Shane Griffin received his BS in History from Iowa State University. He graduated from Western New Mexico University with a Masters in Inter-Disciplinary Studies with concentrations in English and Creative Writing and is now a candidate in the MFA CWE program at Iowa State University. He has been working as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Des Moines Fire Department for 14 years. Shane is also a 14 year veteran of the US Armed Forces. Shane, his wife and three daughters live on an acreage east of Ames.