I graduated from PLU in 1996, receiving my bachelor’s in Archaeology, and then worked in cultural resource management for two seasons (with two equally fun ski patrol seasons). I then went to Texas Tech University and earned my masters in Museum Science. After graduating, I became the curator at the Price Tower Arts Center, located in Frank Lloyd Wright’s only built skyscraper. Three years later I had the opportunity to return to the mountains and archaeology as the head registrar at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. I was there 5 ½ years and enjoyed working with all of the divisions, as well as managing collections department interests for the new museum building that opened in 2011. During this time, I also was teaching Museum Collections Management as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. In 2010, I joined the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, as the museum curator for the Cerberus Action law enforcement investigation. I supported law enforcement’s efforts in the Four Corners region to stop the illegal black market artifact trade, destruction of archaeological sites, and desecration of Native American graves. I managed over 1,200 boxes of artifacts relinquished through plea deals with the convicted individuals, and consulted with tribes to help repatriate artifacts through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). In 2013, I accepted the position of supervisory registrar for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., and currently work to support the museum’s mission of preservation, outreach, and education.