Meet the Staff

Our staff is committed to ensuring that your Crow Canyon experience is enlightening, personally rewarding, and memorable!

Crow Canyon staff photo, 2015

Administration Staff

Deborah J. Gangloff President and Chief Executive Officer
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1995
Debbie Fish Vice President of Operations
SPHR, SCP, Human Resources Certification Institute, 2001
Shirley Powell Vice President of Programs
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1980
Kathleen Stemmler Director of Programs
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University, 2010

Archaeology Staff

Susan Ryan Director of Archaeology
Stuart Struever Chair in Research
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2013
Interests: Southwestern archaeology, built environment, Chaco regional system
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Grant Coffey GIS Archaeologist
M.A., Northern Arizona University, 2004
Interests: Community organization, migration, spatial analyses
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Leigh Cominiello

Archaeology Laboratory Assistant
M.A., University of West Florida, 2004
Interests: Southwestern and Southeastern U.S. prehispanic and historical archaeology, built environment, material culture studies, dendrochronology, Chaco regional system
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Steve Copeland Field/Lab Archaeologist
B.A., University of Colorado, 1996
Interests: Southwestern archaeology, pithouse architecture, material culture studies
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Shanna Diederichs Supervisory Archaeologist
M.A., Northern Arizona University, 2016
Interests: Social organization, community development, landscape studies
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Kate Hughes Laboratory Education Coordinator
M.A., Northern Arizona University, 2014
Interests: lithic and textile technologies, fiber arts, and public archaeology
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Kristin Kuckelman Research Publications Manager
M.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1977
Interests: Violence, subsistence stress, paleohydrology
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Jamie Merewether Collections Manager
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1979
Interests: Collections management, perishables, pottery analysis
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Kari Schleher Laboratory Manager
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2010
Interests: Southwestern archaeology, pottery analysis, material culture studies
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Becca Simon Field Archaeologist
M.A., Colorado State University, 2013
Interests: Public outreach and education, archaeology of the American West, collections management/research
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Caitlin Sommer Supervisory Archaeologist
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2013
Interests: Southwestern archaeology, ideology, symbolism
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Education Staff

Kathleen Stemmler Director of Programs
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University, 2010
Interests: Southwest applied anthropology and education, educational technology, distance education
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Sean Gantt Acting Director of Education
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2013
Interests: Visual and public anthropology, contemporary American Indian studies, and cultural preservation
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Anna G. Cole Curriculum Developer
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2009
Paul Ermigiotti Educator
B.A., Penn State, 1975
Interests: Southwestern archaeology, pottery replication, ancient technologies, corn and Pueblo farming
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Rebecca Hammond Educator
A.A., Institute of American Indian Arts, 1993
Interests: Collaboration with American Indians schools, American Indian science and engineering, Ute history and culture
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Tyson Hughes Educator
B.A., Fort Lewis College, 2004
Interests: Experimental archaeology, Southwestern archaeology, lithic technologies
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Lew Matis Educator
B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1968
Cara McCain Educator
B.A., Brigham Young University, 2009
970-564-4387; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

American Indian Initiatives Staff

Sharon Milholland Director of American Indian Initiatives
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2008
Dan Simplicio Cultural Specialist
B.S., University of New Mexico, 2012

Research Institute Staff

Mark Varien Executive Vice President
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1997

Cultural Explorations Staff

Sarah Payne Director of Cultural Explorations
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2000

David Boyle

Explorations Coordinator
M.A., Prescott College, 2009
Todd Kearns Explorations Coordinator
B.A., Prescott College, 1992
Kate Thompson Explorations Coordinator
M.S., Montana State University, 1990

Development Staff

Kimberly (Kim) Karn Director of Development
Shoreline College, Seattle, 2005–2007
Jeanne Becker Development Coordinator
M.A., National Louis University, 1996
Brice Jones Development Officer
M.B.A., California State University, 2006

Campus Services Staff

Shawn Peed Security Officer/EMT
Steve Romine Security Officer/Driver

Hospitality

Susan Carver Customer Service Representative

Kitchen

Tammy Dufrene Kitchen Manager
Don Farmer Kitchen Assistant
Susie John Kitchen Assistant
Kathy Tarr Kitchen Assistant

Maintenance

Chris Brackett Grounds Maintenance
Heloise Tallbrother Custodian
Jonathan Walker Maintenance
B.A., University of Colorado Springs, 1998

Transportation

Butch Wilson Bus Driver

Marketing & Sales Staff

Paul Maddex Director of Marketing and Sales
B.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1988
Joyce Alexander Assistant Director of Marketing and Sales
B.S., University of Tennessee, 1980
Winona Cordova Sales and Enrollment Specialist
M.A., New Mexico State University, 2015
Tamara Valdez Sales and Enrollment Specialist
B.A., Adams State University, 2013
Cliff Vancura Graphic Design Specialist
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, 1972
Jason Vaughn Media Specialist
B.A., University of Missouri, 1997

Finance Staff

Roberta Begay Director of Finance
Fort Lewis College, 2005
Terri Jones Payroll Specialist

Human Resources Staff

Margie McDade Human Resources Assistant

Information Technology Staff

Dylan Schwindt Director of Information Technology
B.A., New York University, 2003
Ryan Wilson Network Administrator

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