Main Office Conservancy Staff

Membership – Lorna Wolf,

Planned Giving and Grants – Sarah Tiberi,

Tours Staff –, Explore our Upcoming Archaeological Adventures

Tours Management – Tione

Website and Social Media – April M.

The Archaeological Conservancy
1717 Girard Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106
(505) 266-1540

American Archaeology Magazine

American Archaeology Magazine Editor – Michael Bawaya, .  Learn more about Michael and his work in our blog series The People Behind TAC: Reporting Archaeology: Memorable Maya Moments

American Archaeology Magazine Assistant Editor –  Tamara Stewart, . Learn more about Tamara in our blog series The People Behind TAC: Standing My Ground for Archaeology & Preservation


President – Mark Michel

Bio: Mark Michel is the president and chief executive officer, as well as a founder, of The Archaeological Conservancy. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri and is a former management consultant and executive assistant to the governor of New Mexico. He was instrumental in the Society for American Archaeology’s efforts to pass the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, which is now the principal law protecting archaeological sites. Learn more about Mark Michel in our blog series The People Behind TAC: The Archaeological Conservancy Celebrates 35 Years of Preservation.

Southwestern Regional Office

Southwest Regional Director – Jim Walker,

Bio: James B. Walker, a New Mexico native, has served as The Archaeological Conservancy’s Southwest regional director since 1981. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of New Mexico. His background includes experience in real estate, business, and cultural resource management. Learn more about Jim Walker in our blog series The People Behind TAC:  Looking Back on 33 Years: My Favorite Preserve.

Southwest Special Projects – Tamara Stewart, Learn more about Tamara Stewart in our blog series The People Behind TAC: Standing My Ground for Archaeology & Preservation

The Archaeological Conservancy
1717 Girard Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106
(505) 266-1540

Western Regional Office

Regional Director – Cory D. Wilkins,

Bio: Cory Wilkins. After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Wilkins earned his business degree and began working for a local nonprofit organization in Northern California. Changes in the nation’s economy let Wilkins to leave that organization and join The Archaeological Conservancy as the Western Regional Director, a position he has held for the past three years. Learn more about Cory Wilkins in our blog series The People Behind TAC: Coming Full Circle.

The Archaeological Conservancy
4445 San Gabriel Dr.
Reno, NV 89502
(530) 592-9797
(916) 424-6240

Midwest Regional Office

Regional Director – Paul Gardner,

Bio: Paul Gardner has served as Midwest regional director since 1994. During his tenure, the Archaeological Conservancy has received two historic preservation awards for its efforts in the Midwestern region. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. An archaeologist since 1974, he has participated in numerous archaeological research projects throughout the eastern United States. Learn more about Paul Gardner in our blog series The People Behind TAC: The Great Mound Builders’ Debate and Origins of Our First Field Office and A “Road to Damascus” Moment.

The Archaeological Conservancy
3620 N High Street, Suite 307
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-1100

Eastern Regional Office

Regional Director – Andy Stout,

Bio: Andy Stout  holds a MA in Public Anthropology from American University in Washington, DC. In addition to over 5 years of archaeological field and laboratory experience in the Mid-Atlantic region Andy has worked with the World Archaeological Congress, the National Park Service Archaeology Program, the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Materials Staff, and as an archaeological consultant for the City of Frederick, MD. Andy has authored several articles on archaeology and is currently co-editing a volume for the One World Archaeological series entitled, Managing Archaeological Resources: Global Context, Local Actions. Learn more about Andy Stout in our blog series The People Behind TAC: Civic Pride and Conservation Archaeology.

Kelley Berliner, East Field Representative,

Bio: Kelley Berliner has served as the Eastern field representative since 2013. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and an MA in Historical Archaeology from the College of William and Mary. Prior to joining the Conservancy she spent time working as a cultural resource management archaeologist and was involved with the Port Tobacco and Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Projects. Her efforts in these projects kindled her interest in working with property owners and promoting archaeological outreach.  Learn more about Kelley Berliner in our blog series The People Behind TAC- Remembering The Public: Connecting Archaeology & Outreach

The Archaeological Conservancy
22 South Market Street, Suite 2A
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 682-6359

Southeastern Regional Office

Regional Director – Jessica Crawford,

Bio: Jessica Crawford attended the University of Mississippi, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Anthropology.  She has worked for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and in May 2001 began working for The Archaeological Conservancy part-time.  She began working for the Conservancy full-time as the Delta Field Representative in 2003 and became Southeast Regional Director in 2006.  She is a member of the Mississippi Archaeological Association and has served as its president and is also a member of the Mississippi Association of Professional Archaeologists. Learn more about Jessica Crawford in our blog series The People Behind TAC: Parchman Site and My Road to The Archaeological Conservancy .

Nikki Mattson, Southeast Field Representative,

Bio: Nikki Mattson received both a BA and MA in anthropology from the University of Mississippi. Her research focused mainly on public archaeology outreach and education in the southeastern US which culminated in assisting the city of Batesville, Mississippi in opening the Batesville Mounds site as a public park in 2017. Before starting with the Conservancy, she worked as an independent contractor for a cultural resource management firm. She is a member of the Mississippi Archaeological Association.

The Archaeological Conservancy
P.O. Box 270
Marks, MS 38646
(662) 326-6465

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