Although I grew up in Montevideo, a small town in southern Minnesota, I knew I had found the place I wanted to spend the rest of my life when I took a canoe trip to Quetico Park after finishing high school. After immigrating to Canada, my wife Marie and I ran a canoe outfitting business near Atikokan, Ontario with another couple for a few years and then worked as Park Rangers in Quetico Park from 1976 t0 1987. I went back to school at Trent University and obtained a Masters Degree in Anthropology. Since then I have worked as an archaeologist and taught a variety of subjects at Confederation College. I have written articles and have had photos published in areas – natural history and archaeology – that are my primary interests . In the summer of 2009, my book “Quetico: Near to Nature’s Heart ” was published. Marie and I are now both retired and we live in Thunder Bay, Ontario.