Heathe Kyle Yeakley | IT Director
Heathe Kyle Yeakley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where he discovered paleontology on an elementary school field trip in the early 1980’s. It fascinated him to think that Earth had existed for so long that entire ecosystems populated with strange and wonderous creatures had come into being, existed for millions of years, collapsed, and, with their demise, laid the foundation for the cycle to repeat.
In college, he pursued technology as a profession but kept paleontology as a primary hobby. In 2000, he began to volunteer and the then-brand-new Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Over three years, he accrued hundreds of hours of volunteer work interpreting ancient life exhibits for the public while working full-time and working towards a technology degree.
Today Heathe holds degrees in telecommunications and network management. He is a senior Linux DevOps Engineer and provides technology services to financial companies operating on the American East Coast.
When not looking for ways to apply his technology skills to explore deep time, he can be found watching courses by the Teaching Company and playing with his dogs.