Candidates and Voting
All candidates are running for 4 board positions. There are 2 incumbents and 6 new candidates.
The ballot is at the bottom of this page below the candidate statements. The ballot will open on April 1, 2019 and close April 30, 2019.
It would be an honor to serve ARARA to further its mission of education, preservation, documentation and interpretation of America’s rock art. Beyond my passion for rock art and high regard for the ARARA community, I can offer the board my experience in a number of areas:
As Massachusetts state coordinator for the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA), I have led an effort to document the current state of New England’s rock art sites. This research has been presented at several ARARA conferences.
Serving on the NEARA board has made me familiar with many of the kinds of issues a board is likely to deal with.
Living on the east coast (Massachusetts), I could add some geographic diversity to the board. However, I am not a stranger to the rock art of the west/southwest. During my years telecommuting to California, I participated in field/work trips with the Friends of Sierra Rock Art and Bay Area Rock Art Association. And I usually spend a week or more exploring sites before/after ARARA meetings.
I have attended archaeological field school and volunteered at a number of excavations, including work in Clovis and pre-Clovis levels at the Gault, Texas site.
Finally, as a professional computational linguist (at Brandeis University), I am familiar with the academic world, conducting scientific research, reviewing papers, teaching classes, applying for grants, etc.
I hope that my background as hobbyist, avocational archaeologist, documenter, author, academic, and non-profit board member can contribute to the work done by ARARA!