Nicole has been the Director of Pueblo Grande Museum since 2015. She previously served as the Chief of Community Stewardship at Arizona State Parks, which included responsibility for archaeology, collections, curatorial support, volunteer and non-profit engagement, and educational programming.
Nicole is a Project Archaeology Master Teacher.
Jeri joined the Site Steward Program after retiring from Arizona State University, where she served as the Associate Director of Finance for the Office of the Senior VP, Research.
Jeri supports the Program and Foundation with her 30 years of not-for-profit business management experience, grant writing and website support skills. She is a lobbyist for the ASU Retirees Association and the Arizona Site Steward Program Foundation. Jeri is a Project Archaeology Master Teacher.
I became a site steward in 2012 and believe that working to preserve our state's archaeological heritage is a responsibility we need to fulfill for future generations. I am an avid hiker, and am grateful for every opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our state. After retiring from a full time career in special education, I have continued to work as an assistive technology consultant and also serve as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in the foster care system.
Joined Arizona State Parks as Assistant Director for Administration in 2009. Became Agency Deputy Director, Administration, in 2012. Responsible for budgeting, HR, IT, and most agency programs. Retired from State Parks in 2015. Also Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce 2004-09.
Board Member and Site Steward
Steve is a student of archaeology. Born in Globe, he often visited the Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park and developed a love for archaeology. Steve graduated from Pima Community College in 2017 and has plans to continue his education at the University of Arizona to obtain a degree in anthropology, with a concentration in archaeology. He is a member of Arizona Archaeologic and Historic Society, a Naturalist at Sabino Canyon and a member of the Watershed Management Group, which works to conserve the Sonoran watersheds. Steve was certified as a Site Steward in 2015.
Tewana (affectionately known as "Tee") Cervantes joined the Site Steward Program in 2018. Tee feels connected to the sites through her own Native American heritage. Her passion is to help our organization educate through the Annual Conference and to raise funds that will enable more education and awareness. Employed by the City of Yuma as a Grants Writer, Tee has decades of public administration experience as a practitioner and educator.
Board Member and Historic Preservation Officer
Historic Preservation Officer for the Ft. Yuma Quechan Tribe. Previously Cultural Resources Manager for the Cocopah Tribe for 12 plus years. Site Steward Regional Coordinator for the Yuma Region for 20 plus years. Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona Western College.
Bernadine was a Program Manager for Intel Corp. for 25 years before moving to Arizona and working as a Conservation Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve for 13 years.
As board president of the Wickenburg Conservation Foundation, she works to preserve the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, promote responsible outdoor recreation and provide nature-based education programs for adults and students. She has been an AZ Site Steward since 2009 and currently serves on the AZ State Committee on Trails. She is an avid hiker, desert explorer and desert foods forager and instructor.
Board Member and Site Steward
Elliott attended Washington State University, attaining a Hospitality Management degree in the Business School. He spent 40 years in airline operations, working for TWA and Northwest and Omni Air International. He was fortunate to travel and work extensively in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and East Asia and the Caribbean.
Originally from the East Coast, raised in New Jersey and Philadelphia, Elliot and his family moved to Seattle in 1974. He quickly grew fond of hiking, salmon fishing and backpacking in the Pacific Northwest and considers Seattle home. Elliott has been fascinated with archaeology since his parents took him to Mesa Verde when he was 12, he has made the study of archaeology of the Desert Southwest a hobby for many years and is thrilled to now live in Arizona with easy access to so many sites.
Originally from NE Arizona, Mike was a seasonal firefighter for the forest service where he worked on Hot Shot, Firetruck, and Helicopter Attack crews for 2 years. Following that, he served as a Peace Officer with the Apache County Sheriff’s office for 4 years along I-40 both on and off the Navajo Reservation, doing mostly criminal investigations. After marrying he moved to Mesa to attend college full time. Mike worked at Intel Corp as a titled equipment engineer for 28 years. As of July 2021, he has been a member of the Arizona Archeological Society for 4 years and a Site Steward for 9 very busy months.