Why did you choose this career to represent Arkansas?

Arch in Ark is pretty catchy huh?  That's not why I chose it though.  Arkansas happened to be the first state to create an archeological organization.  The Arkansas Archaeological Survey sets the standard for other states as the most established organization in the country.  Having 6 bordering states, you can imagine the history that has come through Arkansas.  Not to mention the diverse landscape; from The Ozarks to the Delta.  How could I forget that the first diamonds in the U.S. were found in Arkansas and artifacts from 13,000 years ago were found here too.