History and Geography Instructor Greg Hinze joined Heritage in 2009. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master of Arts in History from Central Washington University, as well as a degree from CWU in Geography. His scholarly interests are local and environmental history, with an emphasis on the 1930s. He was the recipient of the Robert and Terry Topmiller Award for best M.A. in History Thesis while attending CWU. His Master's Thesis garnered substantial local interest, and was published in 2011 by the Wenatchee World Press. He currently has a publication pending with Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and is just finishing a History of the Zirkle Family in Central Washington.