I am an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at Portland State University. My research interests include past hunter-gatherer societies, human eco-dynamics, evolutionary theory, ceramic technologies, applied archaeology, and archaeology of the Arctic, Subarctic and Pacific Northwest.

I was inspired to pursue a career in archaeology by my experiences growing up in the Pacific Northwest.  My family camped and hiked all over the west, and I was fascinated by the traces of the people who came before that we found everywhere we went.  Now I enjoy bringing my two daughters in the field with me, and I look forward to seeing what these experiences inspire in them.