I'm a museum curator who fell in love with Roman archaeology the moment I first stumbled on my hometown library's tiny section devoted to the subject!
My education focused on biological anthropology. I've worked on post-excavation projects in Pompeii and the region surrounding Vesuvius, excavation of a plague cemetery in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, volunteer excavation with the National Parks Services in Manzanar, California, and three seasons of survey in Libarna, Italy. When I'm not in an Italian barley field, I can be found in Boise where I am the curator of the Idaho State Capitol Collection and registrar for the Idaho State Museum.
The Roman colony of Libarna is incredibly exciting and intriguing to me, both due to the scholarly potential in our course of inquiry, and in the place area archeologica di Libarna occupies in the hearts and minds of the region's modern community. My interest lies in understanding how sites like Libarna, and the data they produce, can be made more accessible to local and international audiences at a time when the ever present question of relevance dictates functional aspects of heritage management and resource allocation.