President | Director

Principal Investigator for Archaeology

Ms. Martinez is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and Native American consultant with over 26 years of experience in archaeological fieldwork, Native American ethnographic and historical research, and collections management. Her experience also includes compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Senate Bill (SB) 18, Assembly Bill (AB) 52, and other cultural resource laws. She has expertise in the planning, implementation, and completion of all phases of cultural resources work and has participated in cultural resources investigations as a principal investigator, crew member, and tribal monitor. In addition, Ms. Martinez has extensive experience consulting with Native American leaders and community members in a variety of contexts and has facilitated the repatriation of ancestral remains at the state, national and international levels. She meets national standards in archaeology set by the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Headshot of Desireé Reneé Martinez, MA, RPA: President/Director, Principal Investigator for Archaeology.