Geoff Ridden moved to Ashland in 2008, after retiring as a full-time academic in England, to join his wife, who teaches at SOU . He got in touch with JPR shortly after settling here, and has been a volunteer on the Classics and News service since 2009, hosting First Concert and Siskiyou Music Hall when the regular hosts are away. He is also writes regularly for the Jefferson Monthly.
Geoff has taught at SOU and works with groups attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has also performed with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra. He writes reviews of the OSF's Shakespeare productions for the online journal Early Modern Literary Studies.
Geoff and his wife count themselves fortunate to have bases in Jackson County and in England -- that means that they can see their granddaughters regularly (if not as frequently as they would like).