reside in Belize, where I have worked on and off for the past 9
years. I first came to Belize in 1996 after harassing Dr. Awe for
a chance to work on his new cave project. He reluctantly agreed
and has not been able to get rid of me since.
the human skeletal remains from Actun Tunichil Muknal and Actun
Uayazba Kab for my Master's Thesis, which I did through Trent University
in Peterborough, Ontario (my BA came from Memorial University of
Newfoundland, St. John's where there is a great archaeology department).
In addition to those two caves I had the opportunity to work in
other caves in the Roaring River Valley over the 5 years I was with
BVAR/WBRCP. Some of the best experiences of my life were during
those 5 years.
After I finally
got that thesis monkey off my back I managed to get hired in California
with an archaeological consultant excavating a mortuary cave (I
could see some of my experience finally paying off!). From California
I managed to get my work visa renewed and got a couple of jobs in
Texas. But after a year of living in the states, I finally found
a way out! I gave up a rather cushy job in Houston to join the Tourism
Development Project at Caracol. It was fantastic being able to live
I am now
trying to develop a career as a consultant archaeologist since I
realized that so many sites in Belize are buried under mangrove
swamps, and who wouldn't want to hangout there!