Garth Baldwin is the owner and principal investigator of Drayton Archaeology. He is a fifth-generation resident of Blaine, as his ancestors first settled in the area during the late 1800’s. Following high school, Garth served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and then attended college using his GI bill at Humboldt State University and Western Washington University earning a B.A. and then M.A. in Archaeology with minors in English and Geography. Garth’s first archaeology job was with the Lummi Nation, where he gained valuable experience working with tribal members and performing archaeological recovery work. Prior to the establishment of Drayton, he spent three years as the Local Agency Programs Principal Archaeologist for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). During this time, he was charged with federal and tribal consultation, handling all project coordination with the Highways and Local Programs office and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Outside of work, Garth used his archaeological expertise to host the History Channel series, “Buried: Knights Templar and the Holy Grail.” When not running Drayton, Garth enjoys spending time with his family and is presently serving a term as a member of the Blaine City Council.