Volunteers


Dedicated. Passionate. Resilient.

Volunteers are crucial members of the team to help make archaeology at Crow Canyon relevant and accessible.


Diane McBride

Lab Volunteer

Diane is the Director of Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance and coordinator of the Site Stewardship, both supporting AHC and CANM.

Read Brugger

PFP Volunteer

Read is excited to explore the intersection of Pueblo farmers’ enduring agricultural practices and today’s rapidly changing climate.

Mary Schultz

Lab Volunteer

Mary is passionate about analyzing artifacts and preparing them for curation.

David (Dave) W. Melanson

Board of Trustees; Lab Volunteer

Dave is a retired aerospace engineer and Air Force officer who has volunteered in the Crow Canyon lab since 2015. He currently specializes in analyzing and recording chipped stone artifacts collected from Crow Canyon’s excavation projects. Dave joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 and lives in Cortez, Colorado.

Robin Lyle

Independent Researcher; Lab Volunteer

Robin is a poultry research scientist interested in ancient agriculture, turkey husbandry, and material cultures of the past.

Lew Matis

Lab Volunteer

Lew is interested in pottery design, geological sourcing of chipped stone, and methods of reconstructing past environments.

Susan Montgomery

Project Assistant; Lab Volunteer

Susan is a Crow Canyon Earthwatch alumna and experimental potter interested in the archaeology of southwestern peoples.

Larry Keller

Lab Volunteer

Larry is a retired attorney and has been a volunteer in the lab at Crow Canyon since 2010.

Nancy Evans

Library/Explorations Volunteer

Nancy is inventorying the Crow Canyon research library in addition to her work with Cultural Explorations.