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Ted Cooley

I worked as the Crew Chief for Ted on many archaeological projects in the San Diego region.

Beth O'Leary

I was Dr. O'Leary's teaching assistant for the 2009-2010 school year.

Wendy Sutton

Head of cultural resources on the Pagosa Ranger District, San Juan National Forest.  She was my boss for the 2010 summer field season.

Rani Alexander

My thesis adviser at NMSU and I was her teaching assistant for the 2010-2011 school year

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·Over six years archaeological field, lab, and office experience

·Crew chief on numerous archaeological projects

·Experienced in collecting GPS coordinates and producing project-area maps in ArcGIS

·Hard-working and dedicated to completing tasks on time and within budget

·Graduate minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Soil Science

Related Experience

New Mexico State University (8/2009-5/2011)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Anthropology Department

·Graded student work and maintained records using Microsoft Excel

·Lectured classes in professor’s absence

·Teaching assistant for:

oANTH 201:      Introduction to Anthropology

oANTH 301:      Cultural Anthropology

oANTH 313:      Ancient Mexico

oANTH 315:      Introduction to Archaeology

oANTH 357:      Medical Anthropology

oANTH 389:      Archaeological Mapping

oHON 237:        Archaeology: Search for the Past

Statistical Analysis Consultant (2/2011)


·Conducted a statistical analysis of sociolinguistic data for the Mescalero Apache using Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) with a rapid turnaround time

·Performed Chi Square, ANOVA, Difference of Means and Correlation/Regression testing

·Summarized statistical findings in a report presented to Mescalero Apache representatives

·Created graphs, charts, and tables in SAS for inclusion in presentations

United States Forest Service, San Juan National Forest (5/2010 - 8/2010)

Archaeological Technician GS-07

·Crew Chief for survey projects on range lands and trails

·Completed site forms for cultural resources recorded during survey

·Performed excavation on Phase II site testing projects

·Acted as Mitigation Monitor for construction projects that had the potential to disturb previously recorded archaeological sites

·Aided the lead archaeologist in completing archaeological project reports

Lone Mountain Archaeological Services (9/2008 – 9/2009)

Archaeological Field Technician

·Conducted field surveys to locate and record cultural resources.

·Recorded spatial coordinates of all cultural resources using ArcPad software loaded on PDAs

·Completed site forms for cultural resources identified during survey

·Photo documented found cultural resources

ICF International (formerly Jones & Stokes) (2/2005 – 8/2008)

Archaeologist/Environmental Scientist II

·Served as Field Director/Crew Chief on short and long-term survey and excavation projects.

·Prepared and edited over 100 NEPA, CEQA, and EIR reports.

·Performed mitigation monitoring services for construction projects located near or within the boundaries of archaeological sites

·Applied for permits and field authorization requests with the BLM and U.S. Forest Service

·Mapped survey and excavation coordinates with Magellan and Trimble GeoXT GPS units.

·Created report and survey maps using ArcGIS.

·Drew soils profiles and wrote detailed soil descriptions using Munsell chart.

·Conducted archival and library research to assist in establishing historical contexts

·Performed Cultural Resource record searches at Information Centers throughout southern California.

·Assisted with cataloging and curating artifacts in the laboratory.

Professional Archaeological Services (3/2005 - 6/2005)

Field Archaeologist

·Excavated test units using wet and dry screening of soils to identify and collect artifacts.

·Recorded excavation notes and photographed units.

·Cataloged artifacts in the laboratory.

·Participated in excavation projects in Pauma Valley and Huntington Beach with Dr. Philip de Barros.

Universidad Autonoma de Campeche- San Diego State University Acanmul Project (Proyecto Historia Regional Diacronica: El Cuyo, Acanmul, y San Francisco de Campeche) (6/2004 - 8/2004)

Project Field Assistant and Archaeological Crew Supervisor

·Recorded detailed excavation notes regarding architecture, artifacts, and soil types.

·Generated maps of the site and individual structures using transit, theodolite, and alidade methods.

·Drew sections of trenches and elevations of structures.

·Supervised workgroups of up to six Maya workmen at one time.

·Classified, cataloged, and weighed artifacts in the lab.

·Visited other sites in the region to compare artifact assemblages and site layouts.

United States Forest Service, Routt National Forest (6/2002 - 8/2002 and 5/2003 - 8/2003)

Archaeological Technician GS-04

·Guided by NEPA and NHPA, worked in conjunction with Biology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Departments to determine the full extent of cultural and environmental impacts on Native American or historical sites based on proposed project developments.

·Conducted field surveys to locate potential archaeological sites under NEPA.

·Entered GPS field data into ArcView for confirmation of proper survey area(s) coverage.

·Assisted in writing archaeological reports for SHPO

The Anglo-American Project in Pompeii, the University of Bradford, England (6/2001 – 8/2001)

Field School Participant

·Excavated trench, screened soils for artifacts, cataloged finds, and recorded excavation notes.

·Described soil types using a Munsell chart.

·Analyzed soil samples using the Flot method to find, catalog and preserve ecological/biological remains.

·Received training on the Electric Distance Measure (EDM) to map city sections under excavation.

·Drew sections and elevations of standing architecture.

Relevant Software

·ArcGIS 9.3.x and 10




·Google Earth

·Golden Software Surfer 8

·Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) 8

·Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

·Adobe Acrobat Professional


·Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ESRI (2010)

·Learning ArcGIS Desktop, ESRI (2006)

·Understanding Map Projections and Coordinate Systems, ESRI (2006)

·Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER)

·City of San Diego Cultural Resources Monitor

·CPR and Basic First Aid


New Mexico State University (8/2008- Present)

Degree: Master of Anthropology Candidate, emphasis in Archaeology

Minors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Plant and Environmental Science (Soil Science)

Thesis: “The Demographic Impacts of the Caste War on Communities in the Ebtún Region of Yucatán, Mexico”

University of California, Davis(9/1996 - 6/2001)

B.A. in Philosophy

Field Technologies

·Total Station

·GPS devices (Trimble, Magellan)

·Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)