Dedicated. Passionate. Resilient.
Each staff member contributes unique perspectives and experiences that advance Crow Canyon’s mission. Collectively, we are committed to inspire ourselves and others to learn.
Facilities Director; 2008 Field Intern
Johnny has a background in archaeology and sustainable building, and loves to imagine where Crow Canyon will be in ten years.
Jonas oversees a team of experienced educators, develops curricula for students of all ages with a focus on relationship building and engaging activities.
Community Outreach Manager
Tayler helps people forge bonds with diverse peoples through travel and experiential education.
EJ oversees payroll, receivables and payables and works with department heads on grant budgets and financial reporting.
Environmental Archaeologist; 2021–2023 Postdoctoral Scholar; Research Associate; 2015 Field Intern
Jon is a zooarchaeologist broadly interested in human-environment interactions from the past to the present.
Jon is from the Pueblos of Laguna and Zuni, and a member of the Turkey and Badger clans. As an Educator at Crow Canyon, Jon works with students to develop accurate, credible, and respectful narratives of Southwest cultures.
Laboratory Manager; 2011 Archaeobotany Intern
Reuven’s (he/him) research explores the sophisticated foodways and rich culinary histories of farmers Indigenous to what is now the southwestern United States.
Kate is an adventure-travel coordinator and guide, with a passion for river corridors and backcountry wilderness.
Mission Associate; 2021 Education Intern
Jeremy studied Classical Civilizations and Geographic Information Sciences at the University of Arizona and is interested in bridging Indigenous knowledge with spatial relationships between agriculture, trade, and architecture in the ancient Southwest.
Human Resources Manager
Judy monitors compliance and best practices for Crow Canyon, and onboards new employees.
Robbin is responsible for managing, troubleshooting, and updating hardware and software to minimize downtime and keep our IT systems secure.
Jamie is interested in material culture and what it can tell us about life in the past.
Major & Planned Gifts Officer
Sarah works with visionary friends who want to help ensure the vitality and future of the organization.
President & CEO; 1995 Education Intern
Liz is the President and CEO of Crow Canyon. She joined the Board in 2016 and was hired as CEO in January 2018. Liz works closely with the Board to oversee finances, programming, and long-term strategic planning.
Tammy is the Chef who oversees kitchen operations, and provides delicious meals for all our campus visitors.
Executive Vice President of the Research Institute
Susan is a scientist who researches the built environment and community formation in the ancient Southwest.
Chief Financial Officer
Carla manages financial budgeting, planning, record-keeping, and reporting.
Database and Contract Manager
Shawn preserves data integrity and manages Crow Canyon’s customer relationship management (CRM) system.
Fixes all the things. Enjoys helping people. No project too big or too small. Need something, just ask. Will help you with anything at all.
Maintenance Technician / Custodian
Tucker fixes anything that needs fixing, with a smile.
Jenn provides guidance on strategic fundraising and stewardship plans to effectively meet donor-funded goals for Crow Canyon.
Chief Outreach Officer
Sarah connects Crow Canyon’s community through media, outreach, and communication efforts, and oversees Cultural Explorations.
Adam loves the natural world and enjoys learning, growing, breathing, and spending time with people.
Research Database Manager
Grant is interested in how communities organize, evolve, and interact with each other.
Educator and American Indian Outreach Manager; 1991 Lab Intern
Becky is an experienced educator, founding member of the Native American Advisory Group, and a talented beader.
Alicia is an Indigenous archaeological educator with a passion for bridging tribal perspectives and archaeology to foster collaboration and a more inclusive history.
Tyson works with a team of experienced educators, develops curricula for students of all ages, and is a talented flintknapper.
Jeanne processes all donations, manages special events, coordinates Board activities, and organizes Crow Canyon’s Advancement efforts.
David is a program manager and a believer in the power of place and story.
American Indian Initiatives (AII) Outreach Coordinator; 2023 AII Intern; 2022 Lab Intern
Rebecca (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences at the University of Arizona with a focus on archaeology, K–12 culturally relevant curriculum development, school gardens, and community health.
Steve enjoys teaching aspects of archaeological investigations in the field.
Dave is an archaeologist interested in the integration of Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and interpretations of the archaeological record.
Laboratory Analyst; 2006 Intern
Kate is interested lithic and textile technologies, Southwestern and Great Basin archaeology, and public archaeology.
Project Assistant; Lab Volunteer
Susan is a Crow Canyon Earthwatch alumna and experimental potter interested in the archaeology of southwestern peoples.