JOHN R. COOK, RPA Management Team



  • 1976 B.A., San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology
  • 1976 B.A., San Diego State University, Department of Philosophy
  • 1980-82 San Diego State University – Graduate studies in Cultural Resource Management
  • 1984-86 University of California, San Diego – Extension studies in Business Administration

Mr. Cook has over 35 years of professional archaeological experience, including 25 years of experience in the administration of regional cultural resource management consulting firms. He has been a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists since 1983, and was accredited in field research, theoretical research, and archaeological administration by its precursor, SOPA.

As owner and President of ASM since its incorporation in 1977, Mr. Cook has managed and supervised several hundred CRM projects and master contracts. In the capacity of Principal Investigator, Supervisory Archaeologist, and technical analyst, Mr. Cook has experience throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada on all types of cultural resource studies. He has particular strengths in lithic analysis, quantitative methods, predictive modeling, and government compliance procedures. As project/contract manager of large-scale projects for both public and private clients, he has proven his ability to complete studies in a timely, cost-effective manner, and to communicate with all levels of project personnel (research team members, agency staff, planners, and engineers), thereby securing the requisite approvals for project implementation.

Mr. Cook has been responsible for the coordination of cultural resource management studies and related resource analysis issues for environmental impact reports, assessments, and statements. He has managed and supervised major federal contract efforts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Bureau of Land Management; Bureau of Reclamation; Western Area Power Administration; Bureau of Indian Affairs; the U.S. Forest Service; and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms. He has also managed State and local agency contracts for the California Department of Transportation, San Diego County Water Authority, Sweetwater Authority, San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department, Imperial Irrigation District, and the counties of San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial.