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:

Digital compliance and informational requests may be sent to To contact by phone, call 505-827-6320.

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; Architectural Review (CDBG)
(505) 827-4451
Steven Moffson State and National Register Coordinator
(505) 476-0444
Rick Reycraft, PhD Archaeological Review
(505) 452-6115
Irene Rubio Business Operations Specialist
(505) 827-6320
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
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.