The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center pleased to announce the addition of long-time supporter Pam Dowd to our Board of Trustees.
Pam has been a supporter of Crow Canyon since her first trip on the San Juan River with Bill Lipe in 1991. Since that time, she has participated in Crow Canyon’s Archaeological Research Program fieldwork including excavation, site survey, and laboratory work. She has also traveled on many of Crow Canyon's Cultural Explorations travel seminars in the Four Corners region, Mexico, and beyond.
In fact, her experiences with Crow Canyon prompted her to change her career path and obtain an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall University and then a Master’s degree in Museum Studies/Anthropology from George Washington University.
Not only did Crow Canyon help change Pam’s career path, but in 2014 she and her husband Terry actually went on a Cultural Explorations travel seminar trip to Italy for their honeymoon.
“We traveled with a great group of people,” she said at the time. “It was a small group, and everyone clicked. I felt like I went on my honeymoon trip with some of my best friends.”
Pam’s early business career involved the founding and managing of William Fox Munroe, Inc., a graphic design studio in Reading, PA. Following graduate school, she worked as a consultant for several museums including The National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. After moving to Colorado in 1999, she worked at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO.
Over the years, Pam—who splits her time between Colorado and Chicago, where Terry owns an art packing and transport business—has served on many non-profit boards in both her original home state of Pennsylvania and here in Colorado. Her lifelong interest in nature and the environment is reflected in her volunteer service to the Berks County Conservancy, The Baird Ornithological Club, Sierra Club, Huerfano County Historical Society, and the Spanish Peaks Center for the Performing Arts.
Pam's civic duties include 25 years of service to the Berks County (Pa.) Planning Commission and the Spring Township (Pa.) Planning Commission, as well as the Town Council of La Veta here in Colorado.