Current Officers

President: Jessica Baker

Jessica is an Intern in Archaeology with Palm Beach County. She has extensive experience in the field and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology. Her research interests include the prehistory and environmental archaeology of South Florida utilizing remote sensing technologies.

1st Vice President: Rodrigo Cardenas

Rodrigo is currently an archaeology graduate student at FAU, focusing on site-detection via LIDAR and GIS.

2nd Vice President: Danielle Simon


Danielle has recently begun the Anthropology Master’s program at FAU and is a graduate of Anthropology and Sociology from Florida International University.  Danielle has acquired years of field experience in Cultural Resource Management and has developed a particular interest in CRM methods and practices in South Florida.

Treasurer & Historian: Henry Calway

Henry is an undergraduate student at FAU studying Philosophy.  Henry has extensive archaeological field experience and is currently working as an Archaeological Technician with a local Cultural Resources Management firm.

Secretary: Kia Taylor-Riccio


Kia recently graduated from FAU Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, concentrating on Anthropology, with a specific interest in South Florida archaeology, and Environmental Science. Her most recent research includes work on the Dubois site in Jupiter, FL, and she also has an interest in faunal materials and historic archaeology.

South Florida Ambassador: Drew Schneider

Drew is currently an archaeology graduate student at FAU.  His work focuses on the prehistory of South Florida, with the goal of understanding the Belle Glade people.  He has served terms in many positions with the society, and is now our region’s Palm Beach County Archaeological Society’s Ambassador. Drew handles public outreach as well as maintains relationships with various state and local agencies in order to coordinate educational events and opportunities.

Founding Chair: Dorothy Block, M.A.

Dorothy spearheaded the re-formation of PBCAS and is passionate about public outreach and archaeology. She’s focused on understanding the prehistoric peoples of South Florida and is the Director of the Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades.

Founding Member: Christian Davenport, M.A.

Chris is currently Palm Beach County’s Historic Preservation Officer. He provides an invaluable service to the county by identifying historic and prehistoric resources, negotiating a balance between the county’s need for expansion and its preservation of the past.