The spotlight this week appropriately turns to one of our fearless leaders, Greg Cook. He came to UWF a couple of years ago with an M.A. from Texas A&M and an A.B.D. from Syracuse. This year will be his third UWF field school and he has been an invaluable addition working with Dr. Bratten to make this an elite underwater field school. His interests in underwater archaeology focus around Atlantic trade and culture contact and has been involved in many underwater excavations though he notes that the La Belle has been his favorite project thus far due to the immense amounts of trade goods found. Since his arrival at UWF, Greg has been integral in obtaining and implementing remote sensing equipment and we now boast an impressive arsenal consisting of a magnometer, a side-scan sonar, and, most recently, a sub-bottom sonar. Greg says his interests outside archaeology are “long walks on the beach” and that he is a Sagittarius but, sorry ladies, this guy is already spoken for. He’s married to Amy Mitchell-Cook, a professor in our exceptional history department.