Staff

ACS knows that a team effort best addresses the challenges and opportunities offered by each project we work on. A project-management-based approach, efficient scheduling, staff continuity, and in-house analytical and GIS capabilities all contribute to our ability to undertake concurrent projects of varying size and complexity and complete those projects on time and within budget. At ACS, we understand that our staff is the foundation of our 30+ years of success. ACS has the ability to leverage our staff’s collective knowledge and expertise to provide creative solutions to our clients’ complex challenges.

President

Margerie Green (Ph.D. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1982). Contract administration, hiring, business development, and quality control. Cultural resource management and lithic analysis. Former Member, Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission; Chair, Professional Competency Committee. Contributing to ACS’ success since 1977.

Chief Operating Officer

Keith W. Scoular R.G., C.E.M. (M.A. Geography, Arizona State University, 1978; Registered Geologist, Arizona; Certified Environmental Manager, Nevada). Company operations, business development, environmental permitting and compliance, hazardous materials and waste management, environmental site assessments, geology, hydrogeology, health and safety, and asbestos and lead-based paint assessments. Contributing to ACS’ success since 1999.

Division Management

Brad Dilli (B.A. Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder, 1985). Director of Information Services. Computer system management, database design and management, spatial analysis, GIS, GPS, archaeology. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2000.

Andrea Gregory (M.A. Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, 2000). Director of Cultural Resources, Paleoenvironmental Studies (PES) Lead, Faunal and Shell Analyst. Project management, paleoenvironmental data integration, prehistoric and historic faunal analysis, prehistoric marine shell analysis, and freshwater mollusk analysis. Historic building and property inventories, archival research, and assessments; member of the Tempe Historic Preservation Commission. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2000.

Tracy McCarthey (B.S. Wildlife Biology, Arizona State University, 1988). Director of Environmental Division, Senior Biologist, NEPA Planner. Biological resource and hazardous materials project management, environmental planning, biological assessments and surveys. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2003.

Cultural Resource Principal Investigators, Managers, and Material Analysts

Peg Davis (M.A. Anthropology/Bioarchaeology, Arizona State University, 1998; Registered Professional Archaeologist). Senior Project Manger. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, ruin stabilization, mortuary studies, osteological analysis. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2014.

Kristin David (M.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1999). Principal Investigator. Prehistoric and historic archaeology; Section 106 compliance; proposal, work plan, budget, and treatment plan preparation; survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring, archival research, and report preparation oversight and quality control. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2001.

Lesley M. Hudson (B.A., Anthropology, University of Washington, 2002) Lithic Analyst/Crew Chief. Archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring, archival research, report preparation, artifact analysis and curation, and laboratory procedures. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

John Jones (Ph.D. Anthropology, Texas A&M, 1991). Senior Paleoethnobotanist. Paleoenvironmental data analysis; prehistoric and historic paleobotanical studies including pollen, macrobotanical, and phytolith analysis; and production of synthetic reports focusing on subsistence strategies and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2012.

Thomas Jones (B.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1990). Historical Archaeologist, Historical Analyst, Historian. Serves on State Historic Preservation Office Advisory Committee on Historic Archaeology and Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, historic preservation, and history. Contributing to ACS’ success since 1992.

Douglas R. Mitchell  (M.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University 1985; Registered Professional Archaeologist). Principal Investigator. Cultural resource management, Section 106 consultation, material culture studies, quality control, NEPA compliance. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

Environmental Planners, Environmental Scientists, and Field Personnel

Stephanie Cobbold (Ph.D. Ecology, Utah State University, 2012). Wildlife Biologist/Environmental Scientist. Biological surveys, monitoring, and assessments; GIS; and Clean Water Act Section 404 field delineations/permitting. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

Emily Higgins-Keppler (B.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2004). Lab Manager. Archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring, archival research, report preparation, curation, and laboratory procedures. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2005.

Amber Huntoon-Colvin (M.S. Geology, 2000, M.S. Space Studies, 1999). Environmental Scientist. Hazardous waste management, NEPA planning, biological surveys, geology, hydrogeology, asbestos and lead-based paint surveys. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2011.

Brian Huttick (B.A. Anthropology, Mercyhurst College, 2001). Archaeological Field Technician. Archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

Melinda Goelz Jones, P.G. (M.S., Geology, Baylor University, 1997). Senior Environmental Planner National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, 404 permitting, and hazardous material assessments. Contributing to ACS’ Success since 2014.

Ashton Koons (B.S.S. Environmental Geology, Biology, and Anthropology, Ohio University 2015). Environmental Scientist. Regulatory compliance, environmental due diligence, site assessments, asbestos and lead-based paint surveys. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2016.

Colleen Murray, ASP (M.S.T. Environmental Technology Management, Arizona State University, 2014, Associate Safety Professional). Environmental Scientist/Health and Safety Specialist. Regulatory compliance, environmental due diligence, site assessments, stormwater plans, asbestos and lead-based paint surveys, health and safety compliance, training, and program management. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

Krista Perry (M.S. Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver, 2011). NEPA Planner/Environmental Scientist. NEPA planning and compliance, regulatory compliance, environmental due diligence, site assessments, and project management. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2016.

Walter Punzmann (M.A. Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 1986). Field Director. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, field direction, dendrochronological analysis. Contributing to ACS’ success since 1990.

Jennifer Rich (M.A., Anthropology, University of Mississippi, 2013; Post-graduate Certificate in GIS, University of North Dakota, 2015) Crew Chief. Archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring, and archival research. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

Laura Stewart (M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2012) NEPA Planner/Wildlife Biologist/Environmental Scientist. Biological surveys, monitoring, and assessments; GIS; NEPA Planning; and Clean Water Act Section 404 field delineations/permitting. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2012.

Shearon Vaughn (M.A. History Museum Administration, Cooperstown, 1978; Geographic Information Systems [GIS] certificate, Mesa Community College, 2013). ADOT Historic Preservation Team (HPT) Supplemental Service Employee providing GIS and other support to the HPT staff. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2014.

GIS Specialists

Matthew Gill (MGIS, Pennsylvania State University, 2014). Assistant Crew Chief, GIS Analyst. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, field supervision, archaeological monitoring, spatial analysis, GPS data collection, cartography. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2014.

Zachary Rothwell (B.S. Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2009; GIS Specialization). Spatial Analyst, Field Archaeologist. Prehistoric and historic archaeology, GIS, GPS, cartography. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2014.

Support Personnel

Mona Aamold (A.S. Accounting, Scottsdale Community College, 1997). Office Manager. Office administration, accounting, supplies. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2000.

Diana Eaves, Administrative Assistant. Project and contract administration, data entry. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.