Robert M. Gardner, a native of North Dakota, is trained as an archaeologist, with a life-long love of the arts. He taught for many years at at Saint Mary’s College of California, teaching courses including: Exploring Museums, and Music Around the Bay. In these courses, he enjoyed taking students to discover art and music. Grandson of a frontier newspaper editor, he comes from a family of writers. He loves to explore cultures, especially Native American, South American, and Bay Area. He plays guitar and sings in a Choir, and enjoys studying a wide range of musical styles.