Arizona Archaeological Council


The Arizona Archaeological Council is managed by a board of directors. Composed of eleven people, the offices are the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Information Officer, the Editor of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology, and four (4) Members-at-Large. The Immediate-past-president and the Editor are non-voting members of the Board of Directors.


Elections are held for open offices in the fall. The offices of President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President are held for one year. All other offices are held for two years, with two Members-at-Large elected each year to facilitate continuity. 


The duties and responsibilities of the AAC Board members can be found here: AAC OFFICERS DUTIES



Board-of-Directors (2021)


President

Daniel Garcia, M.A., RPA

Sr Cultural Resource Management Specialist

Salt River Project

Term of service: 2021



Immediate Past President

Chris Rayle, M.A., RPA

Project Manager/Principal Investigator

North Wind Resource Consulting

Term of Service: 2021




President-Elect

Jim Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Term of service: 2021




Treasurer

Ryan Arp, M.A.

Senior Project Manager

Terracon Consultants

Term of service: 2020-2021

Fun Fact: I am a triplet with a brother and a sister, and my parents (who are both twins) also had twins ten years after us triplets.


Information Officer

Andrew Vorsanger, M.A.

Cultural Resources Team Lead (Phoenix)

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Term of Service: 2021-2022

Fun Fact: I used to work as a cheese monger in New York City


Secretary

Carolina Klebacha, M.A.

Project Director

PaleoWest Archaeology

Term of Service: 2021-2022


Editor of the Journal of Arizona Archaeology

Douglas R. Mitchell, M.A., RPA

Research Associate

Pueblo Grande Museum

Term of Service: 2019-2021



Member-at-Large

Will Russell, Ph.D., RPA

Major Projects Manager

Arizona Department of Transportation, Cultural Resources Program

Term of service: 2020-2021

Fun Fact: If I ever find myself wearing a Trilby, I'll kick my own ass.




Member-at-Large

Jay Franklin, Ph.D.

Director of Cultural Resources

EcoPlan Associates, Tucson Office

Term of service: 2020-2021

Fun Fact: I am 3% Neanderthal

Member-at-Large

David Zimmerman, M.A.

Project Manager

North Wind Resource Consulting

Term of service: 2021-2022

Fun Fact: Enjoys kayaking, hiking, and traveling. Has three cats, but longs for a dog.


Member-at-Large

Shannon Plummer, M.A., RPA

Arizona Antiquities Act Administrator

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

Term of service: 2021-2022

Fun Fact: I can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in less than 30 seconds.



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