Lyle J. Balenquah, Hopi, is a member of the Greasewood Clan from the Village of Bacavi on Third Mesa. He has earned Bachelor’s (1999) and Master’s (2002) degrees in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For over 15 years he has worked throughout the American Southwest as an archaeologist documenting ancestral Hopi settlements and lifeways. Currently he works as an independent consultant, but his work experience includes time with the National Park Service, the Hopi Tribe, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. He also works as a part-time hiking and river guide in the Grand Canyon, combining his professional knowledge and training with personal insights about his ancestral history to provide a unique form of public education.