Richard Crosland

Profile Updated: July 27, 2014
Residing In: Provo, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Anne Crawley
Occupation: Environmental Manager/Archaeologist
Children: Michelle, born 1986; Paige, born 1989; Alison, born 1992; Will, born 1995
What I've been doing since high school:

From 1980 to 1982 I was on a mission in South Africa. Seems there are a few of us Timpview alums that also served in that mission.
I married Anne Crawley in 1983 and we have four children. Our two oldest daughters are at BYU. Michelle is studying mechanical engineering and Paige is studying art. Paige is engaged to be married this April and we are all very excited. Alison is a Junior at Timpview and Will starts as a Freshman next year.
I graduated from BYU with a degree in English and was all set to head off to law school and study environmental law. However, I had a slight change of course and went to grad school and received a degree in anthropology with my focus on archaeology. I spent a lot of years working for BYU and the US Forest Service before starting with an environmental consulting firm. All of my archaeological work experience has been in the surrounding five states and California. I loved being out in desert and mountains finding prehistoric and historic sites, but it’s a hard life to balance a family. So in 2001 I started working as an archaeologist for UDOT with an office about 15 minutes from my house in Provo. A real live “desk job.” What a change that has been. I can even schedule where I’ll be more than two days out. Most of the clients in the private sector were oil and gas companies, gold mines, communications, the federal government. All who had to have their projects inventoried and cleared yesterday.
We love to get away wherever and whenever possible as a family and make a little fun and adventure.
Timpview is still a part of my life as Anne has been teaching there some 20+ years. We still go to the football and basketball games and there are still some familiar names on the backs of some of those jerseys.
It will be great to see all of you again.

I remember when...

Marching Band at Timpview has come a long, long way since we were there. Maybe it's the attitude of the students. But, I remember that the controls for the sprinklers on the football field were in one of the band room storage closets. We would set them to go off about 10 minutes after we got out on the field, effectively cancelling practice for the day.

But speaking of the football field...all of that lovely grass that we laid during gym class, and all that dirt we leveled and raked is gone. It has all been replaced with the fake stuff. Looks great though, but don't count on Marching Band being cancelled...

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Paige, Anne, Will, Alison, Rich, and Michelle. Star Valley, Wyoming for the 4th of July.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Dave Taylor, Richard Crosland, Richard Folsom, Wes Smith just prior to one of our spring Timp hikes. We could slide all the way back to the parking lot from the top in about 20 mins.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
My cute girls. Alison, Michelle, and Paige.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
My alternate life in the Utah Valley Symphony. I blame all my finer traits on my wife.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Michelle, my oldest and most fearless.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Anne canyoneering in Zion.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
One of our favorite canyoneering routes (Pine Creek)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Pine Creek. You can try and stay dry, but somehow your soaked by the end.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
If I have to wear a suit I prefer a wetsuit (without a tie).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
A little side-trip to the Salt Flats.