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 continues to take 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—Lynn worked 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. Because the river is famous for gigantic anaconda snakes, Lynn used an oar to eject this hairy critter into the dark and dangerous water.


The Big Rains started early, causing Lynn’s Land Cruiser to get stuck during a normally safe crossing. Even though they don’t inhabit these Kenyan waters, Lynn watched for crocodiles anyway. 
Lynn’s hot-air balloon was the perfect vantage point for viewing hundreds of thousands of animals crossing the Serengeti in Tanzania for the Great Migration.
With a representative of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology, Lynn touring 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 close to becoming extinct, and a wild (non-hatchery) fish like this fine female is a beacon of hope for the future of this species.


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