Kathleen Bader started working for Archaeology Southwest in 2011, when she came on board to help oversee the membership program. Now serving as the Marketing and Design Director, she is responsible for strategizing and implementing ways of effectively marketing Archaeology Southwest’s mission and programs to specific audiences, including members and wholesale magazine outlets. Serving also as the in-house graphic designer, she regularly creates and prepares layouts, graphics, and imagery for a variety of print and online media, including Archaeology Southwest Magazine and www.archaeologysouthwest.org.
Prior to working at Archaeology Southwest, Kathleen worked with members and donors at the Nasher Museum of Art, the Arizona Theatre Company, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Although she originally hails from the Northeast, she nevertheless has always felt more at home in the expansive deserts of the American Southwest. Fascinated by the ways in which the desert often preserves and makes visible the events of its own history, she enjoys working with archaeologists in order to better understand the story that lies just beneath the surface of this ever-intriguing landscape.
Kathleen’s passion for the Sonoran Desert is matched by her love for music: she holds a B.A. in music from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in music composition from Duke University. Over the years, Kathleen has found that her love of composition and her affinity for landscapes go hand in hand, and she enjoys exploring the intersections between her music and natural phenomena.