I’ve been compelled to understand more about people’s stories across place and time for as long as I can remember. As Archaeology Southwest’s Content & Communications Director, and as editor of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, I’m here to listen, learn, clarify, amplify, and advocate. Together, I hope we come to better understand—and help protect and celebrate—the rich evidence and continuance of people’s lives in and across this Sonoran Desert landscape where I am privileged to live and work.
I received a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago (1993) and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona (1998). I served on field teams in Turkey, Syria, and Crete. I worked alongside my friend, mentor, and other dad Arthur Vokes in the archaeological repository of the Arizona State Museum for more than a decade. Along the way, I also undertook formal training in copy editing with Al Schroder of the University of Arizona Press. My other dear mentors are the editors and writers Tobi Lopez Taylor and Emilee Mead.
On any given weekend, I may be found in my comfy chair, listening to AM oldies radio, with my nose in a book and a glass of red wine in my hand.
You can reach me by email.