Southwest Archaeology Inc. 

Board oF Directors


David Purcell (term ends 2021)


​Janet Hagopian (term ends 2020)


David Purcell (term ends 2020)


Kimberly Spurr (term ends 2021)

Information Specialist

Ethan Ortega (term ends 2021)

2020 Pecos Conference Organizer

Chuck Riggs (term ends 2021)

2019 Pecos Conference Organizer

Fumi Arakawa (term ends 2020)

Cordell/Powers Prize Chair

Kellam Throgmorton (no term limit)

2021 Candidate Statements

Janet Hagopian - Vice President 

I wish to be elected as Vice-President for 2021-2023, serving the Board of Directors of Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. I have been a professional archaeologist for almost 35 years and have worked exclusively in the Southwest for the past 30 years. I remember attending my first Pecos Conference in 1990 and have attended most years since then. The informal and inexpensive nature of the Conference attracts avocationalists, students, and professionals who share recent discoveries, stories, and lots of laughs. The legacy of the Pecos Conference must continue and I will work alongside the President and other board members to ensure it does well into the future.

David Purcell - Treasurer 

Since being elected to the position of Treasurer in 2018, I have integrated and updated the Pecos Conference and Cordell/Powers Prize books into a single Excel spreadsheet, maintained our standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission by filing an annual report and registration fee, collected tax information for our annual filing with the IRS, and helped revise the Bylaws so that the Cordell/Powers Liaison has direct access to the Cordell/Powers checking account. Much work remains to be done to make IRS tax filings easier by better integrating the annual Pecos Conference accounting with the Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. books. We have taken an important first step in this direction by creating a new Annual Organizer account with Wells Fargo, which contains the Pecos Conference seed money. In the future, Pecos Conference organizers will be brought on the account as signatories rather than being given a check and forced to set up an account on their own. I have also been working with the Cordell/Powers Prize Committee to maximize the returns on the very generous bequest from the estate of Bob and Willow Powers, with the eventual goal of permanently endowing the prize. To see these projects through to their completion, I am running for another term as Treasurer of Southwestern Archaeology, Inc.