My parents loved to travel so we were raised on camping and road trips and visited museums and historic sites around the U.S. and Canada. I discovered archaeology when I was 12 years with Thor Heyerdahl’s book, Aku-Aku. My world view changed abruptly in 1965 when my family spent a year in England and we explored much of Europe. Visiting Stonehenge, Paris, Amsterdam, and many other places fed my appetite for travel and I also became acutely aware that the United States was not the center of the world! After college, I built and managed two natural ice cream stores in California and then enrolled as a graduate student in archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill. I spent the summer of 1978 at Warren Wilson teaching the archaeology field school as a UNC graduate student and exploring western North Carolina. In 2000 I was lucky enough to come to Warren Wilson full-time.