I have lived and worked in Cascabel, Arizona, since 2013. Cascabel is a small community along the Middle San Pedro River, around 20 miles north of Benson. Since moving to Cascabel, I have worked for several local organizations, including the Cascabel Conservation Association, Saguaro Juniper Corporation, Lower San Pedro Watershed Alliance, Sweetwater Center, and The Nature Conservancy.
My background is in landscape conservation and environmental policy, with a B.S. in Natural Resources (specialization in wildlife conservation and management), and a soon-to-be-completed M.S. in Natural Resources (specialization in rangeland management).
Tribal issues interest me greatly, and one of the things that attracted me to the work is Archaeology Southwest’s Tribal Collaboration Model. In keeping up-to-date with Tribal issues, I look for appropriate recognition of Tribal sovereignty, as well as the appropriate application of the trust doctrine of the federal government.
I am particularly keen on using my position at Archaeology Southwest to boost landscape-scale conservation, to promote Tribal interests and sovereignty, and to expand collaborations among diverse agencies, organizations, and communities. I feel that I’ve found the perfect job at Archaeology Southwest, one that will allow me to bring my experience and interests to bear on promoting a mindful culture and sustainable environment for all members of the community—earth, waters, plants, and animals.