Whether she’s caring for horses on her picturesque property just south of Reno or getting interviewed by Don Wildman of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Dr. Christine Johnson keeps a packed schedule.

She’s collections manager at the Nevada Historical Society and an instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. She’s also the executive secretary of the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names, which means she has a say in statewide place name decisions.

She’s traveled all over the world yet chosen to make Western Nevada her home. Why? She remains passionate about Nevada as a great place to live.

A World Traveler Settles in Nevada

Originally from Miami, Florida, Christine has lived in Nevada for the past four decades apart from a brief stint in Colorado during the 1990s. She has a doctoral degree in cultural geography from the University of Nevada, Reno, a tier-1 university.

From Alaska to French Polynesia to New Zealand, she’s traveled the world. Christine has even lived on Pitcairn Island, one of the most remote and inaccessible locations on the planet.

Remember the mutiny on the HMS Bounty? Their descendants ended up on Pitcairn. Christine has studied the cultural practices of the descendants of the original mutineers learning about everything from land tenure to local attire.

A Great Place to Live

But Christine wouldn’t trade life in Western Nevada for any other location. “I feel like Nevada is still a place where everyone knows everyone, a place with an abundance of opportunity, a place where people can be free to do what they want to do and still be part of a strong and connected community.”

But her reasons for living in Northern Nevada don’t stop there. “With a growing population, an outdoor lifestyle, and opportunities unmatched, Western Nevada is truly the place to be for families, businesses, students, and those that simply love the lifestyle of the new American West!”

Educational Opportunities and Living in Reno

An award-winning geography and anthropology instructor, Christine lauds the amazing educational opportunities Reno boasts.

“Both UNR and TMCC have strong programs in the fields of anthropology, geography, geology, history, and more. But these particular fields afford a great opportunity for research and exploration of Nevada, the Great Basin, and the American West in general.  Students are in a wonderful position to study in Western Nevada — with an abundance of extra-curricular experiences and an active academic community.”

For all of these reasons and so many more, Christine knows that Nevada is a great place to live.  Are you interested in exploring new opportunities in one of the most scenic and economically rich regions in the American West? Contact us today to find out more about living the good life in Western Nevada.