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Northwest Anthropological Association Board


Lee Sappington

Vice President

Chris Noll

From Spokane, Chris obtained his Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and his Master’s from Washington State University. He has worked on a variety of projects from large and small surveys to site testing and block excavations. His research interests focus on forager subsistence and settlement systems, and lithic technological organization. Chris works for Archaeological and Historical Services at Eastern Washington University.


Laura Putsche

Laura Putsche is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Idaho. Her areas of specialization are indigenous peoples of South America (particularly of the Amazon region), environmental anthropology, and indigenous peoples and international development.


Katie Tipton


Mackenzie Hughes

Immediate Previous Conference Chair

Patrick McCutcheon

Current Conference Chair

Beth Matthews

Current Conference Co-Chair

Tait Elder