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Having been born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia; I have had the opportunity to be surrounded by the Pacific North West Coast’s remarkable combination of natural beauty, cultural history, and modernized city centers for the better part of thirty years.  Added to this, has been my uncontrolled (and some might say unfair…) fortune to be an only child with parents who had both the financial ability, as well as the desire, to travel extensively throughout my teens and early twenties.  The exposure I had during these years to the remarkable cultural and historical achievements of the past in countries such as Egypt, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Italy, and Portugal has resulted in an enduring (and some might say nerdy) love of history.

In 2010 I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Archaeology after which, instead of being a responsible adult and getting a job, I jumped at an opportunity to live and work in the U.K. for two years.  When I got back to Vancouver in the fall of 2013, I elected to return to school (still avoiding work…) in order to obtain a certificate in marketing and public relations with the ultimate goal of eventually combining my education and providing marketing services to organizations related to the historical sector such as museums, archaeological consulting firms, and tourism companies.

Ultimately, my goal for this blog is to provide archaeological, historical, and cultural information focused predominantly around the province of British Columbia (although if something really cool is found somewhere else it will likely make an appearance) but in a way that doesn’t make it seem too much like a school lecture.

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say ‘Hi’, I can be reached at belowbritishcolumbia@gmail.com  or you can follow me on twitter.

 

 

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