Ronald S. Harvey received a BA in art from Monmouth College and an MFA in art (sculpture) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, followed by a formal apprenticeship in conservation at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He served one year as assistant conservator (faculty-officer status) at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, then returned as assistant and then senior conservator at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He relocated to Maine in 1990 and opened a private conservation practice. Tuckerbrook Conservation LLC serves the conservation needs for both private and public collections throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Ethiopia.