Our Story

After seeing historic trucks being stolen, rock art being vandalized, historic buildings being burned, and artifacts like stone tools being taken, a group of Nevada Site Stewardship Program volunteers started Nevadans for Cultural Preservation. The founding board saw the need to educate the public about the importance of these resources, the laws that protect them, and share the joy of preserving them for the future generations to enjoy. See a brief list of our efforts here.

Board Members

Executive Director: Rayette Martin M.A. is a cultural anthropologist with over 14 years of experience exploring the Nevada outdoors. She has a combined 20 years of supervisory and volunteer management experience and enjoys working with the public.

President: Danielle Romero is an anthropology PhD student at UNLV focusing on prehistoric ceramics. She has been involved in a variety of archaeological projects across the United States including 19th Century Native American villages and prehistoric hunting sites, pithouses, and pueblos. 

Vice President: Katie Hoffman is an archaeologist for the Nevada Site Stewardship Program. Her interests currently lie in prehistoric ceramic technology and she has a passion for educating youth. 

Secretary: Jacqlynn Peavler (short bio to come)

Treasurer: Kayla Spriggs is a docent at the Neon Museum and is pursuing a bachelors degree in Anthropology at UNLV.

Director: Dr. Kevin Rafferty is an emeritus professor at the College of Southern Nevada.

Director: Laura Traymany has a B.A. in Archaeology and is a master teacher for the Clark County School District.

Director: Justin DeMaio is an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management. 

Nonvoting Director: Samantha Rubinson PhD. runs a large statewide volunteer organization and is passionate about archaeology and public involvement.



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