I have a Masters Degree in Anthropology with 30 years of experience as an Archaeologist.
I've been a Project Manager in the private sector, for the Forest Service's first Archaeological Fee Demonstration sites and on National Park Service (NPS) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) & National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) transportation compliance projects. I've supervised small and large workforces in the military, private sector, Forest Service, and as a Chief of Resources Management for NPS. I've worked with volunteers, community groups, tribal elders, lineal descendants, and with a predominately Hawaiian Advisory Group at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. As a park Chief of Resources Management and as a Forest Service Fee Demo Project Manager I've been responsible for planning and implementing resource protection policies.
I enjoy grant writing and have written dozens of grants, most of which have been funded. I also have an engineering background and training in facilitation, mediation and advanced dispute resolution.