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Liz is currently Regional Manager for the Pacific West Region, overseeing offices in Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. She also serves as Principal of operations in Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Hawaii, and Guam. She has specialized in large research projects requiring significant interaction with tribal communities.
Liz holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and joined SWCA in 2002 after a number of years as a practicing anthropologist and archaeologist working with the Arizona State Museum and the University of Arizona. She has more than 15 years of experience as an environmental professional, anthropologist, archaeologist, ethnographer, and human osteologist in the Western United States. She has conducted and led environmental studies and anthropological research projects in all of the Western states and has authored numerous volumes and peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Liz has been engaged with new approaches to NEPA compliance, including plain-language and reader friendly environmental documents. She believes that her scientific and academic background enhance her ability to manage projects and operations that are dependent upon the performance of sound and innovative research. Currently, she is focused on the development of new combinations of technologies to facilitate and streamline environmental regulatory processes.