I am a husband, father, US Marine Corps veteran, cyclist, kayaker, backpacker, hiker, climber, and general outdoor enthusiast. My research is focused at the confluence of archaeological methods and digital technology; to include applications of 3D technologies to archaeological problems, geometric morphometrics, finite elements analysis, bibliometrics and scientometrics, predictive modeling, open access and digital curation, archaeological theory, and archaeological science.
I work as a research associate in the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University. Funding for much of my work comes from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, US Forest Service, 21st Century Service Corps, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Texas Academy of Science, Texas Archeological Society, Council of Texas Archeologists, Texas Historical Commission, and a variety of cultural resource management (CRM) firms.
In addition to work and play, I love to travel the world with my girls. There is something sacred about sharing a moment in time with another person, and we really enjoy making new memories together. Add to that the fun of being married to my best friend, along with some exceptionally goofy friends, and it is not difficult to feel like the luckiest guy on the planet.