Richard J. Procyk has worked in the field of prehistoric archaeology for more than 20 years. For five years he explored the Loxahatchee River area, investigating the battle site. His book Guns across the Loxahatchee is a record of that work.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and a degree in Criminology and Forensic Science. He has served for more than 15 years on the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, which oversees historic preservation for Palm Beach County Florida. He sits on the Board of the Archaeological & Historical Conservancy, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to protect important historic sites. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and has received the Judge James R. Knott and the Bessie DuBois Awards for historic preservation.