Hi guys, my name is Dan and I will be coming from Wichita, KS. This is going to be my first experience with the SCA, and I am really looking forward to meeting you all and getting started. After this semester ends on Friday, I will be a Senior in Anthropology, focusing on Archaeology, at Wichita State University. I’m hoping to take my career in Archaeology to the National Parks Service after graduate school; using the skills and contacts I form in the SCA to supplement the transition. I grew up in the rural outskirts a small town in southeast Kansas, and that is where I discovered a passion for the outdoors. I’ve only resided in Wichita since transferring from a smaller University last August. My hobbies generally focus around maintaining health, being outside, and spending very little money. I know the Lawrence area decently well and find it to be one of the most progressive and fun cities in Kansas! There are several really nice Frisbee golf courses, single-track mountain bike trails, and a range of great areas for longboarding. I’m absolutely driven by my desire to have a National Park as my backyard. I want to be able to conserve and present the histories of cultures that formed from the environment and how they in turn affected the landscape. I currently work as a front desk representative at a hotel and can’t wait to talk to people who are visiting an area for recreation, as opposed to visiting for business! I’m really looking forward to facilitating the effort to better suit the area’s recreational activities to the wishes of the communities that use them. I can’t wait until the end of this week, and that’s not just because I want finals to be over!