Ben Holthof has a background in archaeology, museums and cultural heritage planning. He has spent seven years curating collections and developing exhibits and programming at not-for-profit museums with limited staff and resources. Much of this museum expertise has been in collections management and policy development. Ben has a background in archaeology with a focus on underwater and shoreline sites. He has moved into heritage planning including strategic and interpretive planning, cultural heritage documentation, evaluation of heritage sites and landscapes, and, archaeological planning.