Staff List

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Department of Cultural Affairs
Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Suite 236, Santa Fe, NM 87501

General E-mail:
General Information: (505) 827-6320
IPRA Requests:
Fax Number: (505) 827-6338

Due to COVID-19, HPD Staff is teleworking. While Email is the best point of contact, staff will also be checking voice mails daily. Digital compliance and informational requests may be sent to and all messages left at 505-827-6320 will be returned as soon as possible.

HPD Staff

General Information Historic Preservation Division
(505) 827-6320
Jeff Pappas, PhD State Historic Preservation Officer
(505) 827-6320
Jessica Badner New Mexico State SiteWatch Coordinator
(505) 476-6160
Gretchen Brock Historian, Architectural Review
(505) 476-0548
Gail Craven Finance Manager
(505) 476-0523
Geoff Cunnar, PhD Archaeologist
(505) 476-0530
Michelle Ensey Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and State Archaeologist
(505) 490-3928
Bob Estes, PhD Archaeological Review
(505) 827-4225
Harvey Kaplan Tax Credits & Architectural Review
Karla K. McWilliams Historian
Programs: CLG & Grants; Architectural Review (CDBG)
(505) 827-4451
Steven Moffson State and National Register Coordinator
(505) 476-0444
Rick Reycraft, PhD Archaeological Review
(505) 452-6115
Melinda Wheeler Financial Specialist
(505) 827-4021
Andrew Zink State Archaeological Permits & Archaeological Review
(505) 827-4040

Archaeological Records Management Section

Visiting Hours:  ARMS is open from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Before visiting, please call the main line (505-476-1275) to make an appointment. 

Email: Please email for all general queries.

Mailing Address MNM/ARMS c/o Historic Preservation Division, Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Suite 236, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Street Address: ARMS, Laboratory of Anthropology, 708 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Phone: (505) 476-1275
Fax: (505) 476-1320

ARMS Staff

Bridget Barela Administrative Assistant
(505) 476-1275
Richele Lake Archaeologist
(505) 476-1279
Kendall McGowan Archaeologist
(505) 476-1286
Derek Pierce Program Manager
(505) 476-1287
Cordelia "Dedie" Snow Archaeologist
(505) 476-1283
Cortney Wands Archaeologist


Research at the Historic Preservation Division

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM until 5:00PM, excluding state holidays. Research at HPD is available by appointment. Please contact Gretchen Brock at or by phone at 505-476-0548 to schedule an appointment.