Tony Scales

Tony Scales was born in Bristol, Virginia, raised in Bristol, Tennessee, and earned master's and bachelor's degrees in geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A certified professional geologist, he has spent his career in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia. He has published a number of professional articles; a casual start on one, combined with his love of a place, grew into Natural Tunnel: A Geologic Wonder, his first book. Tony resides in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, with his wife and son.