Skylar joined Archaeology Southwest as Tribal Outreach Fellow (Wyss Fellow) at the beginning of 2021 thanks to a grant from the Wyss Foundation. He comes from the Diné Nation and was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. In 2017, Skylar received a B.S. in Geography with a minor in Sustainability from Arizona State University. While pursuing his degree, Skylar was a Crew Leader with the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) as part of their Ancestral Lands Program. After graduation, and via AZCC’s Individual Placement Program, he joined the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project, assisting Aaron Wright and Charles Arrow during the 2019 field season. Prior to Archaeology Southwest, Skylar worked for the US Forest Service, where he was a member of the Ouray Ranger District’s Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Crew for three consecutive seasons. He now works on Archaeology Southwest’s mission to protect the Great Bend of the Gila.