President – Richard M. Pettigrew, Ph.D., RPA

Rick Pettigrew

Dr. Pettigrew is an established consulting archaeologist in Eugene, Oregon, with 43 years of experience in western North America. His educational background includes a B.A. – Psychology) at Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. – Anthropology) from the University of Oregon. Dr. Pettigrew has conducted extensive archaeological research, involving hundreds of projects, in the Pacific Northwest in both the academic – University of Oregon) and private sectors; has published numerous technical works – including solicited contributions to the Smithsonian Institution Handbook of North American Indians); is well versed in computer technology, mathematics, remote sensing, lithics analysis, and obsidian studies; has taught University classes; has been invited to many professional conferences; and is a peer reviewer for several professional journals and the National Science Foundation. He has served on film festival juries in France, Germany, Iran, and Italy and is experienced as a producer of cultural heritage films. He is the founder and Executive Director of ALI. He was the 2006 recipient of the Society for American Archaeology Award for Excellence in Public Education, symbolizing his recognition worldwide as a leader in public education about archaeology and cultural heritage.

Secretary – Hervey Allen


Hervey works for the Network Startup Resource Center – NSRC), based at the University of Oregon. The NSRC provides technical information, engineering assistance, training, equipment, and educational materials to network operators at research and education institutions and Internet Service Providers in emerging regions. Over the past few years, Hervey has done extensive organizing, coordinating and teaching in network workshops and tutorials covering topics such as network monitoring and management, Unix system administration, security best practices, DNSSEC, scalable network services, and campus network design. These workshops have been held in over 40 countries around the world and have been part of events such as APRICOT, APNIC, SANOG, AfNOG, PacNOG, WALC and multiple ccTLD trainings. Before joining the NSRC, Hervey graduated from the University of Oregon in Computer Science and Pomona College in Los Angeles, California, in History of Science. He has run and built help desks at Pomona College and the University of Oregon, was a Systems Engineer with Turbolinux, Inc., and worked with several non-profit organizations building their technical infrastructure.

Treasurer – John Waters

John is an information security consultant holding Certified Information System Security Professional – CISSP), Certified Information System Auditor – CISA), CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications. He was previously financial adviser with Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc., in Eugene and the founder and operator of Webfoot Software. He has a acquired a breadth of experience that includes schooling in India, Australia and the United States and serving as Advertising Sales Manager for an Oregon newspaper – Willamette Valley Observer) and Financial Consultant and Investment Executive for three major investment firms – Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Wedbush Morgan). John's work takes him on audit and assessment projects throughout the United States focusing on security at banks, credit unions, utilities, hospitals, and other regulated industries.

Director – Cecilia Forrest


Cecilia, who resides in Eugene, Oregon, completed a Theatre degree from Northwestern University in 1969 and a Masters of Dance from the University of Oregon in 1977. She has worked as a choreographer, ballet dancer, dance teacher and dance studio owner and manager. After retirement in 2003, Cecilia's energy focused on participating in organizations that enrich people with new ideas and inspiring experiences. Before joining the ALI Board, she served on the Board of Directors for the Dance Theatre of Oregon and the Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Alongside her husband, Scott Forrest, she is part owner and long-time Board member for Forrest Technical Coatings, a Eugene-based manufacturer with extensive international clients. Her profound interest in history, mythology, world travel and cultural diversity make archaeology a logical next step from the dance world. She is the proud mother of three, one of whom is an archaeologist.

Director – Esther Stutzman

Esther, a resident of Yoncalla, Oregon, is a Native American storyteller and teacher and Chair of the Komemma Cultural Protection Association. Her Native American background is Coos and Kommema Kalapuya and she is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Esther brings to ALI a strong background as a keeper and teacher of her indigenous Oregon cultures, which she shares widely through stories and crafts handed down from her ancestors. She has worked with the Oregon Folklife Council at the Oregon Historical Society, the Applegate House Arts and Education program in Yoncalla, and as a Board Member of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.


In the Office:

  • Bruce Gardner - Executive Assistant
  • Natalie Myking - Executive Assistant
  • Christen Lueders - Executive Assistant
  • Maralyssa Casillas – Volunteer Office Assistant
  • Jeff Hurt - Volunteer Digital Media Specialist
  • Lain Vineyard - Website Administrator

 Student Interns:

  • Kyle Solomons - Website Assistant, Lane Community College

Remote (all volunteers):

  • Liz Arcta, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • Reyna Blakeman, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • Isabella deVito-Brown, News Researcher for Archaeologica
  • Michelle Bundzie, Audio News Script Editor
  • Addie Kosterman, Office Assistant
  • Anita Cohen, ArchaeoSeek Administrator
  • Paul Duncan, Audio News Script Editor
  • Shane Dvorak, News Researcher for Archaeologica
  • Danny Hernandez, Audio News Podcast Specialist
  • Jeff Hurt, Videographer
  • Cheryl Jackson, Audio News Script Editor
  • Laura Kennedy, Voiceover Specialist; Voice of the Audio News from Archaeologica
  • Tanatswa Kubara, Social Media Specialist
  • Kris Lumsden, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • David Maina, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • Wayne Parker, Publicity Specialist
  • Jesse Peters, Digital Media Specialist. Producer/Editor of Strata: Portraits of Humanity
  • Claudia Hemphill Pine, Audio News Script Editor
  • Nicole Powell, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • Guy Prouty, Audio News Content Specialist
  • Gracie Ramsfield, Listserv Specialist
  • Tom Reiter, Videographer
  • Miriam Roberts, Social Media Specialist
  • Bob Schillaci, Archaeologica Forum Manager
  • Tina Simcich, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • Jeff Simons, TAC Festival Staffer
  • Philip Somiari, Closed Captioning Specialist
  • Linda Taubenreuther, Audio News Script Editor
  • Elizabeth Wojick, Social Media Specialist