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 40+ 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). Founder. Contract and business administration, business development, hiring, and quality control. Cultural resource management and lithic analysis. Member Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change Center for Archaeology & Society Advisory Committee. Former member, Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission (former Chair, Professional Competency Committee); former President Arizona Archaeological Council. 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 (M..A. candidate, Center for Geographic Information Systems and Modeling, University of Melbourne, Australia; B.A. Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder, 1985). Director of Information Services. Computer system management, database design and management, spatial analysis, GIS, GPS, business development, archaeology. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2000.

Andrea Gregory (M.A. Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, 2000; Registered Professional Archaeologist). Director of Cultural Resources, Historical Services Lead, Paleoenvironmental Studies (PES) Lead, Faunal and Shell Analyst. Project management, prehistoric and historical archaeology, paleoenvironmental data integration, prehistoric and historical faunal analysis, prehistoric marine shell analysis, and freshwater mollusk analysis. Historical 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 and Safety Division, Senior Biologist, NEPA Planner. Biological resource, environmental planning, Clean Water Act, and hazardous materials project management,  biological assessments and surveys. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2003.

Cultural Resource Principal Investigators, Project Managers, and Material Analysts

Peg Davis (M.A. Anthropology/Bioarchaeology, Arizona State University, 1998; Registered Professional Archaeologist). Senior Project Manger. Prehistoric and historical 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, chipped and ground stone analysis, and laboratory procedures including curation. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

John Jones (Ph.D. Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 1991). Senior Paleoethnobotanist. Pollen, phytolith, parasite, and macrobotanical analyses, prehistoric and historical analyses throughout North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean regions. 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 historical 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.

Walter Punzmann (M.A. Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 1986). Field Director. Prehistoric and historical archaeology; Class I literature reviews; field direction of survey, testing, and data recovery projects; 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). Lab Manager/Ceramic Analyst/Crew Chief. Archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring, archival research, ceramic analysis, and laboratory procedures, including curation. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

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.

Biologists, Environmental Planners, and Environmental Scientists

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.

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

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, field archaeologist. 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.

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.

GIS Specialists

Matthew Gill (MGIS, Pennsylvania State University, 2014). 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 (MAS-GIS, Arizona State University, 2017, 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

Daliah Arias (1999-2001 Medical Billing Certificate Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ; 2005-2006 Medical Billing/Coding A.S. Degree Hi-Tech Institute Phoenix, AZ). Presently Clerical Assistant detailed to Gila River Indian Community. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2017.

Grace Dashee (Canyon State Institute-Microsoft Office Suite 2013-Graduate). Presently Clerical Assistant detailed to Gila River Indian Community. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2017.

Daphne Cardenas Rodriguez. Presently Clerical Assistant detailed to Gila River Indian Community. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2017

Scott Hartman (B.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2015). Archaeological Field Technician/presently Clerical Assistant detailed to Gila River Indian Community. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2017.

Brian Huttick (B.A. Anthropology, Mercyhurst College, 2001). Archaeological Field Technician/presently on assignment to Gila River Indian Community. Archaeological survey, testing, data recovery, and monitoring. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.

Administrative 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, document preparation. Contributing to ACS’ success since 2015.