Dr. Michael Conner and his wife Katherine moved to Pueblo from Illinois after retiring in 2019. From 2007 to 2019 Dr. Conner was Associate Curator of Anthropology at the Dickson Mounds branch of the Illinois State Museum. Before that he worked as an archaeologist at the Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, Illinois and the Center for Archaeological Research at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. Mike and Katie (who is volunteer coordinator at the PHM) became involved with PHM as a way to learn about their new community.