Cathleen Dagher

Cathleen Dagher has been involved with Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Archaeology in Hawaiʻi for 30-plus years. Ms. Dagher has been employed by several CRM firms and the Bishop Museum, where she performed archaeological fieldwork on all of the Hawaiian Islands. She has prepared and written all types of archaeological plans and reports, as well as Cultural Impact Assessments, for projects on all of the islands. In addition, Ms. Dagher worked at the State Historic Preservation Division for more than twelve years where she served in several capacities, including eight years as the Assistant Maui Archaeologist and five years as the Geographic Information System Assistant. Ms. Dagher received an Associate Arts degree in Art History, from Sacramento City College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Archaeology, from the University of California, Davis. In her free time, Ms. Dagher enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing with her dog.

Trisha Drennan

Trisha Drennan has been working in the field of archaeology for 18 years and holds a Master of Science degree in maritime archaeology from the University of Southampton. She has received intensive training in her profession through several practical graduate field programs to include the University of Hawai’i and Florida State University. In addition she holds certifications in archaeological site survey and laboratory analysis; and is an Advanced PADI Open Water SCUBA and a Nautical Archaeology Society certified science diver. Ms. Drennan has led and managed cultural resource projects both in Hawai`i and California. She also participated in the South Tombs Cemetery excavation project in Tell el-Amarna, Egypt. She has authored and coauthored 100+ reports and publications; and is a NEA scholarship recipient on cemetery preservation and landscape studies, and cultural affiliation.

Anthony Alvarez

Born and raised in Southern California, Anthony Keith Alvarez participated in his first archaeological excavation—part of the Tataviam Research Program—in 2001 while working on an Associate of Arts degree at Los Angeles Pierce College. Since then, archaeology has taken him to the Philippines and Guam. He has been involved with archaeology in Hawaii since 2015. Tony holds Bachelors’ degrees in both Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005), with experience in both Paleo Indian and Mission Archaeology. He earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (2008), where he worked on excavations from the Paleolithic (12,000 BCE) and Spanish Colonial (1521-1898) periods in the Philippines. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Tony also has several years of teaching experience. He has assisted teaching archaeological field schools in Hawai‘i and Guam, and taught courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and religion at Los Angeles Pierce College, the American Jewish University, and currently teaches at Kapiˈolani Community College.

Lizabeth Hauani‘o

Lizabeth Hauani‘o came to Hawai‘i in 1983 and lived in Kalapana on the Puna coast. Lizabeth has worked in cultural resource management for more than 25 years on the islands of Hawai‘i and Maui in a broad range of archaeological and cultural projects including all aspects of archaeological field work; survey, mapping, site recordation, excavation, laboratory analysis of artifacts, and monitoring. She also has substantial experience in lava tube exploration, mapping, and excavation. She has supervised large, small, short, and long term monitoring projects and numerous survey and data recovery crews with accompanying report support.

She has worked with many Hawaiian burials and Burial Plan implementation situations, cultural resource management mitigation issues, repatriation of human remains under NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), and support with lineal and cultural descendants in the Section 106 consultation process. Lizabeth has worked with the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD), the Hawai‘i Island Burial Council (HIBC), and the State and County of Hawai‘i.

Lizabeth graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2007 with a B.A. in Anthropology with Honors and also holds an A.A. in Communications.

Steve Eminger

Keala Pono Steve

Growing up in East Molokai’s remote Halawa Valley fostered Steve Eminger’s early interest in Hawaiian culture and history. Years of exploring the island, coupled with self-directed studies, led to more formal training with the Molokai Community Archaeological Training Program in 2004 and 2005. Steve has worked on numerous archaeological projects with leading researchers and various CRM firms throughout the Hawaiian Islands, as well as periodic archaeological work with the National Park Service in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Complementing his extensive practical experience, Steve is currently finishing up his B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with planned graduate studies to follow. Steve’s academic interests include researching Hawaiian texts to inform archaeological studies as well as land matters in Hawai‘i, Hawaiian rock art, settlement patterns, thorium dating of coral, geochemical sourcing and archaeostronomy.