Board of Directors

Board of Directors

ASM’s Board of Directors are comprised of seasoned professionals and academics who are experts in cultural resources management, law, and leadership…..

Robert Rechtman, Ph.D.

Dr. Rechtman is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Principal Archaeologist with ASM. Prior to joining ASM in 2013, Dr. Rechtman founded and was the Principal Archaeologist of Rechtman Consulting, LLC, a cultural resources management firm (founded in 2000) working primarily in Hawai‘i. Before forming Rechtman Consulting, LLC, Dr. Rechtman was a Senior Archaeologist with PHRI for three years, where among other responsibilities he was a Principal Investigator for a portion of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Navy, Pacific Division. Before that, from 1995 to 1997, Dr. Rechtman served as the Cultural Resources Manager for the U.S. Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, for which he received the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award. Collateral responsibilities included lead cultural resources person for the Mojave Ecosystem National Performance Review Project, for which he received a National Performance Review Award. As a result of his work with the U.S. Army, Dr. Rechtman has gained substantial expertise in federal contracting and regulatory compliance activities. Dr. Rechtman’s 41 years of professional archaeological experience includes work on archaeological projects in the Mojave Desert spanning from 1978 to 1997. Dr. Rechtman exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.

Sherri Andrews, J.D., M.A., RPA

Ms. Andrews has over 20 years of professional prehistoric and historic archaeological experience and exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology. Ms. Andrews earned a J.D. from Concord Law School in 2012, and has been a member of the State Bar of California since March 2013. She earned her M.A. degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Public Archaeology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2000. Having served as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and Field Director, Ms. Andrews has experience in all aspects of project management, ranging from records searches and fieldwork to Native American outreach and report writing and preparation. In addition, she serves as ASM’s technical editor and in-house quality control manager.

David Iversen, M.A., RPA

Mr. Iversen has over 20 years of experience in cultural resource management in the Pacific Northwest Coast, Plateau, Great Basin, and southern California and exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology. Mr. Iversen earned his M.A. in Anthropology in 2007 from Washington State University with an emphasis on Archaeology. He has supervised and conducted archaeological field reconnaissance, testing and data recovery excavations, construction monitoring, and laboratory analysis. Mr. Iversen has prepared cultural resource management technical reports for projects ranging from small private property surveys to large-scale data recovery and monitoring operations. Mr. Iversen currently manages ASM’s Stanwood, Washington office.

Russell Kaldenberg, M.A.

Mr. Kaldenberg joined ASM in 2007 after 31 years in federal service as an archaeologist. Most recently, he served as the Command Archaeologist at NAWS China Lake, located in the southern California Mojave Desert. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his work to preserve archaeological and historical resources in the southwest. Mr. Kaldenberg served as the California BLM’s State Archaeologist, Tribal Liaison, Paleontologist and Deputy Historic Preservation Officer from 1993-2003. He has served as Chair of the California State Historic Preservation Officer’s Task Force on archaeological mitigation/banking and as a co-chairperson of the Paleontology and Cultural Resources Action Team for the California Desert Manager’s group. Mr. Kaldenberg exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology.

Marcilynn Burke, J.D.

Dean Marcilynn A. Burke studies leadership, property, environmental and natural resources law. At Oregon Law, she serves as the Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law. Her scholarly works have included features in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, the University of Cincinnati Law Review, and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. From 2009-2013, Dean Burke served in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s BLM. Initially she served as Deputy Director for Programs and Policy in the BLM, and then as the Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior over the BLM following a 2011 appointment by President Barack Obama. In that role, she helped develop the land use, resource management, and regulatory oversight policies that are administered by the BLM, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, with a geographic scope that encompassed the continental U.S. and Alaska. Following her term at the BLM, she resumed her role as associate dean and associate professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, where she had served as a member of the faculty since 2002.


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