Mike Thomin is the manager of the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. He is also a writer for the Unearthing Florida radio program broadcast on NPR member stations in Florida. Mike received his B.A. in history from the University of West Florida and is currently seeking a Masters in their Public History graduate program. He has spent nearly a decade in the museum field, is a Certified Guide with the National Association of Interpretation, and has worked with several organizations across the state. He has curated a number of museum exhibits on a range of diverse topics from piracy in the Gulf of Mexico to the roles women played in Northwest Florida during the Great Depression. He currently serves on FPAN Archaeological Tourism Task Force and on the Trail of Florida Indian Heritage Board of Directors. His research interests include Mississippian period southeastern Native Americans, maritime history of the Gulf of Mexico, public history, and public archaeology.