Lynn’s undergraduate degree in journalism led to an award-winning career in advertising, but her “later-in-life” graduate degree in ancient near eastern studies enables Lynn to indulge her passion for archaeology. Inspired in part by her decades-long membership in the Explorer’s Club (an international, multidisciplinary society founded in 1904 to advance field research and preserve the instinct to explore), Lynn believes that we should be responsible stewards of everything around us as we satisfy our curiosity about the world—a quest that takes Lynn on a lot of scholarly adventures! 

In 2007, on her first archaeological visit to the MIddle East, Lynn labored to the soundtrack of heavy artillery in Syria and machine-gun fire in Lebanon. Here, in 2022—her seventh visit to the region—Lynn works in Early Bronze Age squares at tel Shiloh, twenty miles north of Jerusalem.


Either Lynn or the tarantula was leaving the skiff that was chugging down the Amazon River in Peru. Remembering the giant anaconda snake she saw the previous day, Lynn used an oar to eject this hairy critter into the dark and dangerous water—and kept herself dry!


The Big Rains started early, causing Lynn’s Land Cruiser to get stuck during a normally safe crossing. Even though they don’t inhabit this river in Kenya, Lynn watched for crocodiles anyway.
Lynn’s hot-air balloon is the perfect vantage point for viewing hundreds of thousands of animals crossing the Serengeti in Tanzania during the Great Migration.
With a representative of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology, Lynn tours catacombs beneath Rome while researching a manuscript.
Lynn has fished four continents, and always looks for an opportunity to cast a fly. This wild, hen steelhead, caught and released in Idaho, is quite a prize. Due to overfishing, steelhead are threatened; a wild (non-hatchery) fish like this fine female is a beacon of hope for the future of this fine species.


Lynn teaching at the Ascent of Adumim—a rugged, ancient trail connecting Jericho and Jerusalem in Israel.