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  • 21 references 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Egypt), Spanish
  • 62, Female
  • Member since 2017
  • Project Archaeologist; Zombie and Zombie Recruiter at Zom...
  • Doctoral Studies in Applied Archaeology
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About Me

When hosting:
I travel weekly for fieldwork, so advance requests are not an option. PLEASE don’t request more than a week in advance and for more than two nights.

I am an archaeologist and will work until I die. The company sends me everywhere: Arizona, Alaska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, California, North Dakota, Arkansas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Love to travel!

My husband is the sports photographer for a university, but as a photojournalist he covered fires, murders, hostage situations, and won a Pulitzer. During sports seasons , he is on the road with the teams. Between the two of us, we have been to every state.

We have the cutest and smartest dogs named Big (Miniature American Eskimo) and Audi (Alaskan Klee Ki). Every Couchsurfer falls in love with them and has to get a pix together.

Friends say I should write a book with all the stuff we have done: two summer rim to rim hikes across the Grand Canyon...110 degrees at night; crash expensive New Year's Eve parties; worked as extras in a couple movies; was an alternate for two seasons of Survivor...yes, the TV show; my love of Halloween; a Zombie for Zombie WarZ (people shoot Zombies with paintballs), and all the crazy things as an archaeologist.

We eat normal when we go out, but at the house I try to only use organic vegetables, eggs from pastured chickens, grass fed beef, and wild caught seafood.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

We want to help those who just need a night or two during their trip/journey/adventure to make it cheap, relaxing, and safe. I am grateful for CS when I have been traveling but could not find available lodging.


  • photography
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • american football
  • adventures
  • archaeology
  • ancient history
  • egyptology
  • deserts
  • the beach
  • halloween
  • ancient cultures
  • arizona

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I like MCR, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, John Denver - basically, everything except heavy metal and opera.

Movies: Clue, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Field of Dreams, The King's Speech, Mulan (1998), Return to Me, Facing the Giants, Gladiator, National Treasure, My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding, Letters to Juliet, Baptists at our Barbecue, Brave, Rocketman

Books: The Count of Monte Cristo (A. Dumas), The Amelia Peabody Series (E. Peters), Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy (J. Lawson), Blood and Treasure (Drury and Calvin), Stiff (M. Roach), Longitude (D. Sovel), Devil in the White City (E. Larson), The Bible

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I completed a six-month, solo archaeological survey in the desert that covered 6,500 acres with temperatures over 118 degrees F. In that time I hiked over 800 miles and located 145 previously unrecorded archaeological sites. When I got to the end, I turned around and covered the same area again to do the second phase of the project for the next six months.

Best year of my life!

Teach, Learn, Share

People all over the world are more alike than we think.
I am not naive, but I believe most people are good.

What I Can Share with Hosts

An interest in their local culture and history, stories of the real America (NOT the media version), and a great sense of humor!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, France, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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