Staff Directory


The key to our success is the diverse group comprising the permanent staff of Far Western. This award-winning team includes Ph.D. and M.A./M.S.-level archaeologists and cartographers, along with data specialists, laboratory scientists, designers and graphic artists, and dedicated field technicians.


Staff Archaeologists

Angela Arpaia, BS

Cassandra Brainard, BA

Gina Caretti, BA

Kaely R. Colligan, BA

Kathy Davis, BA

Laurel Engbring, MA

Jill Eubanks, BA

Patricia Galindo Arias, BA

Devin Garvey, BA

Eric Gingerich, BA

Amanda Hartman, BA

Andrew Hoskins, MA

Sarah L. Izzi, MA

Melissa K. Johnson, BS, BA

Steve Lindley, BA

Nick Longo, BA

Justin Wisely, MA

GIS and Cartography Specialists

Paul Brandy, MA – Director

Shannon DeArmond, BS – GIS Supervisor

Jill Bradeen, BA

Chelsea Karthauser, MS

Kari Osegueda, BS

Andras Nagy, MA

Darla Rice, BA

Nicole Stotz, MS

Graphic Design and Publishing

Tammara Ekness Norton, BA – Art Director

Daniel Downey, BA – Production Director

Sorana Bucur, BA

Margo Meyer, BA

Kathleen Montgomery, BA

Michael Pardee


Sharon Anstead, BS – Director

Lin Wang, BA – Finance Manager

Brian F. Byrd, PhD – Proposal Team Lead

Melissa Johnson, BS, BA –  Proposal Coordinator

Nicole S. Birney, BSD – Contract Manager

Rebecca Avitia

Jennifer Collier

Erin Eason

Estrella Lopez, MA

Jerry Tarner

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