Andrea Catacora, B.A.

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Ms. Andrea Catacora graduated in 2000 from University of Colorado with a B.A. Degree in Anthropology. As a field archaeologist, she has worked on both local and large-scale government-based projects, surveying and excavating prehistoric and historic sites in various regions in the western US. As a laboratory analyst, Ms. Catacora has identified the technological, morphological and functional attributes of various lithic assemblages, including groundstone and assisted in formulating a system for cataloging the data and artifacts from a site in northeastern Nevada and southern Arizona. Ms. Catacora’s interests focus on prehistoric and proto-historic/contact aboriginal archaeology in the western US.

Ashton Dircks Ah Sam, B.A.

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Mr. Dircks Ah Sam, a 7th generation taro farmer from Makapala, graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo with B.A.’s in Anthropology and Psychology in 2006. He has 8 years of professional archaeological experience, and has participated in numerous archaeological projects on Hawai‘i Island, O‘ahu, Kaua’i, and Maui. He has served as a supervisor for numerous field projects during his career, and is proficient at various aspects of fieldwork including reconnaissance/inventory surveys, data recovery, excavations, monitoring, site recordation, GPS mapping, artifact analysis and cataloguing, native and non-native Hawaiian plant identification, interview and ethnography work, and technical report write ups. Mr. Dircks Ah Sam has also worked as an archaeological and cultural monitor for the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), a U.S. military training area located on Hawai‘i Island, where he worked closely with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians.

Genevieve Glennon, B.A.

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Ms. Glennon received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in 2009. During Ms. Glennon’s 5 years as a professional archaeologist, she has been involved in numerous archaeological inventory and reconnaissance surveys and data recovery projects, and has participated in fieldwork on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, and O‘ahu. Ms. Glennon is well-versed in many facets of archaeology including excavation, construction monitoring, site recordation, pollen sampling, technical report write-ups, GIS, and artifact identification and cataloguing. In addition, Ms. Glennon has proficient knowledge of native and non-native Hawaiian plant species.

Ivana Hall, B.A.

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Ms. Hall graduated from the University of Hawai‘i in 2015 with B.A. degrees in Anthropology and Administration of Justice. Additionally, she holds A.A. and an A.S. degrees which she attained in 2012. Ms. Hall has experience in inventory surveys, construction monitoring, site recordation, artifact identification and cataloging, and data recovery.

Julie Kramer, B.S.

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Over the past eight years, Julie Kramer has performed a variety of cultural resource management and academic research throughout the western US including Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. She graduated with a B.S. in anthropology from Weber State University and has completed coursework for an M.S. in archaeology at Idaho State University. While at school, her education involved the analysis of bird and fish bone and stable isotope analysis. Her work experience covers survey, testing, data recovery and monitoring ranging from small to large, government to private based projects including grazing, fire surveys, coal/ oil/ natural gas, pipeline and transmission projects. Her excavation experience includes both prehistoric and historic habitation sites, with lab analysis of prehistoric faunal and lithics and historic artifacts.

Larry Tift, B.A.

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Mr. Tift has approximately 23 years of experience in Southern California archaeology, spanning from the Mexican border to Kern County, and from the Channel Islands to Imperial and Riverside counties. His field experience includes survey, test, data recovery, and monitoring projects of all types and sizes, and in accordance with the full range of local, regional, and federal jurisdictional review. As Field Director, Mr. Tift has routinely served as the primary liaison between Principal Investigators and other personnel, including archaeological field crew, landowners and agents, outside contractors, and Native American monitors.  He has a broad range of project management experience, having provided support for all cultural resource aspects of the environmental review and implementation of military construction (MILCON) projects, infrastructure improvement projects, and key military training events in accordance with federal protocol and guidelines while working at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, and the design, implementation, and documentation of projects according to State of California guidelines as an Associate State Archaeologist within the Colorado Desert District. Mr. Tift is familiar with GPS operating systems and GIS interface, and has been a City of San Diego approved monitor since 1990.

Lauren Tam Sing

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Ms. Tam Sing has 6 years of experience in cultural resource management, and has worked on numerous projects on Hawai‘i Island, O’ahu, Maui, and Lāna‘i. She is experienced at various aspects of archaeological fieldwork including inventory surveys, data recovery investigations, excavations, archaeological monitoring, site recordation, community consultation, artifact identification, analysis, and cataloguing, historical background research, and technical report write ups. Ms. Tam Sing is currently pursuing her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Geology at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Leandra Medina, B.A.

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Leandra Medina currently serves as Associate Archaeologist for the ASM Honolulu, Hawai‘i office. Since 2004, Leandra has participated in survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring projects throughout California, Washington and Hawai‘i. In California, she specialized in the processing and analysis of ethnobotanical remains from diverse archeological contexts including Prehistoric hearth and house floor features. She has acted as crew chief for various projects since 2010, including the evaluation and documentation of approximately 1,200 archaeological sites as part of a large scale testing program for the FERC re-licensing of three hydroelectric dams along a 60-mile section of the Columbia River in Washington State. In the state of Hawai‘i, she has acted as field lead and primary author for numerous large-scale monitoring projects across O‘ahu and for projects on Kaua‘i and Lana‘i, in addition to performing many individual burial recoveries.

Michelle Dalope, B.A.

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Ms. Dalope graduated in 2000 from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the Department of Anthropology. Her experience includes laboratory analysis, historic properties evaluations, cultural resource reconnaissance, archaeological testing, and data recovery excavations mainly throughout Southern California including participation in field projects in Northern California in Monterey, Contra Costa, and Solano counties. Ms. Dalope also prepares mapping & graphics for technical reports. Her interest focuses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and prehistoric archaeology.

Peter Carey, M.A.

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Mr. Carey has nine years of experience in all manners of professional archaeology in California and the Great Basin. He earned his B.S. degree in Anthropology with a Cultural Resource Management option from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2008, and received a M.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Prehistoric Archaeology, at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013. His interests focus on prehistoric lithic procurement and technology and paleoindian archaeology. He has been involved in numerous survey, testing, and data recovery projects in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. Projects Mr. Carey has been involved with in California have taken place in Contra Costa, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Lake, Inyo, Mono, Tulare, and Ventura Counties; Arizona in Yuma County; Nevada in Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Humboldt, and Lyon Counties; and Oregon in Lake County. Mr. Carey serves ASM as an Associate Archaeologist.

Robert Azpitarte, B.A.

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Mr. Azpitarte has over five years of experience performing cultural resources studies. He has completed projects throughout California and in Nevada as an Assistant Archaeologist including numerous survey, testing, and data recovery projects. He earned his B.S. degree in Anthropology from California State University Bakersfield in 2012, and also received a B.A. in Studio Art. Projects Mr. Azpitarte has been involved with in California have taken place in Kern, Los Angeles, Inyo, Kings, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare Counties; and Nevada in Lincoln, and Pershing Counties. Currently, Mr. Azpitarte serves ASM as an Associate Archaeologist.

Tony Tri Quach, B.A.

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In 2006 Mr. Quach graduated from the California State University, Long Beach, with B.A. in Anthropology. Mr. Quach has extensive experience in Cultural Resource Management. Tony has participated in archaeological fieldwork in the Pacific Coastal region of Guatemala, Western Belize, Western El Salvador, Easter Island, Eastern Washington, and the Mojave Desert. Mr. Quach is familiar with the operation of ground penetrating radar, magnetometer/gradiometer, conductivity, resistivity, and aerially blimp photography among other remote sensing techniques, such as the manipulation and use of satellite imagery, while conducting geophysical survey in the Mojave Desert, El Salvador, Guatemala and Easter Island. He has applied ARCGIS towards the study of surface artifact distribution of a subsection of the Mojave dunes in a pilot study of the taphonomic processes that creates slope gradients key towards the exposure of previously buried artifacts, as well as conducting geophysical survey of MCB Camp Pendleton to identify subsurface archaeological deposits.