Flash Hopkins, host of the Discovery Channel’s “Doing Da Vinci,” was born in Rhode Island, and is a direct descendant of Stephen Tucker Hopkins, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Flash has worked in general construction and as a union bridge builder. He has also been an arachnologist and a botanist for the Federal Seed Bank. Flash is a co-founder of “Burning Man” — the largest art festival in the world. He attended Rhode Island College as well as Harvard University and has lived in San Francisco for 23 years. Over the past few years, he has built large-scale public art installations throughout the United States and has been the artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Recycling Center.