Who the Heck is Yvonne?

If time travel was possible, we could go back to my birth and likely see a well-intentioned fairy godmother standing at the foot of my cradle saying, “She will love to dig.” This would explain why I later became an archaeologist. It may also explain why I love to dig into the workings of human nature. It would also help explain why I love helping people do their own digging.

Too often, I find that people are either afraid of asking ‘why’ or of the answer they’ll receive. I get it. It’s much easier to learn from others’ mistakes. It’s safer. But, ultimately, do you learn anything from not asking or not doing?

My favourite question is “Why?” I ask “Why?” through anthropology, coaching, and being a creative.

Yvonne has a deadly combination of intelligence, good common sense, practicality, and solid training.

R. Dickau, Ph.D, archaeologist


Since 1998, Yvonne has been a consulting archaeologist and physical anthropologist, and has helped industry clients and forensic investigators achieve their goals. Yvonne is seeking ways to disseminate knowledge based on her research and from local experts. Check out the Bone Search and Recovery Short Course and the podcast “Scattered“, both of which focus on scavenged and scattered remains.


Yvonne has dug through her own dirt to find what success means to her and live according to her values. She has helped others find value and fulfillment in their own lives. More than anything else, Yvonne knows that finding and fuelling that fire inside us is what makes life worth living.


Yvonne’s portfolio showcases various creative and technical projects created throughout her career, including the blog The Reluctant Archaeologist.

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