Tomasi is a retired college professor. He is also an internationally
published author who has written over 20 engineering textbooks and
laboratory manuals that were published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. Several
of his books have been translated into Spanish and Chinese and sold
throughout the world. Wayne was born and raised in the quaint little
village of Oriskany in the Mohawk Valley Region of New York State.
After graduating from high school and serving three years with the
United States Army; Wayne moved his family to Arizona and began
attending Arizona State University. He graduated from the College
of Engineering in 1975 and immediately began a 32-year teaching
To date Wayne has accumulated over 6200 hiking miles and almost
700 hiking days in the Grand Canyon. He began hiking with his young
family on the central corridor trails and eventually moved into
the more remote areas of the Grand Canyon. To date, Wayne and his
immediate family members have compiled 18,000 hiking miles and summited
the numberous peaks in the Grand Canyon on over 250 adventures.