Welcome to my personal website. It is with pleasure that I share some of my interests and present this archive of some of the projects I have done over the years. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, and have had a lifelong interest in the natural sciences and cultural history of the region. I attended local schools and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Within the natural sciences, my special interest is paleontology, particularly marine invertebrates and vertebrates of the late Miocene and Pliocene (2.5-12 million years ago) of central California. In the field of history, my specialties include lighthouses, lime kilns, and the Santa Cruz area in general. Since 1977 I have researched, designed, and built hundreds of exhibits for museums and park visitor centers, in many cases collaborating with other scientists, artists, historians, and craftspeople. Subjects have included marine life, monarch butterflies, redwoods, movies, fossils, wildflowers, music, birds, shipwrecks, whales, family histories, apples, and railroads, to name just a few. Projects have ranged in size from small signs and display cases to an 87-foot-long blue whale skeleton. I am basically a teacher, not a teacher in the traditional classroom sense, but someone who loves to share knowledge though many types of media: lectures, tours, videos, exhibits, articles, books, etc. When I learn something new and interesting, I am anxious to share it.