Lynn Thompson Baca, MS
Associate Member of the Society for American Archaeology 2021
Phil Baca, MEd
Lynn Thompson Baca is co-founder and chief executive officer of MEREA Consulting, LLC. For twenty-five years, Lynn worked with educational institutions and non-profit organizations in various administrative capacities, identifying critical needs and implementing real solutions. Her areas of expertise include evaluation, branding strategies and marketing materials, strategic planning, financial planning and budget preparation, project development and management, team building and personnel management, networking and collaboration, facility management, and contract negotiations.
Lynn was Director of SAR Press at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she worked from 2005 until 2015. Prior to that, she was Project Coordinator for the Teaching American History Grant at the Page Unified School District, where she was responsible for the implementation of a three-year, $892,000 Federal grant for professional development within the district.
Lynn previously served as Executive Director of the Glen Canyon Natural History Association, which included the management of three retail stores and supervision of 30 seasonal guides at the Glen Canyon Dam, and was the Director of Marketing at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a long-term archaeological research and education center.
Lynn holds a Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and has been active in tourism and publishing groups for years: as a judge for the New Mexico/Arizona book awards and the New Mexico Historical Society book awards, and as a board member for Mesa Verde Museum Association, PubWest, New Mexico Book Association, John Wesley Powell Museum, Page-Lake Powell Tourism, the Grand Circle Association, and Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association. Lynn is currently board president for MVMA. Lynn also served as a member of the Program Review Committee, Society for American Archaeology, for the 2021 program.
Phil Baca is co-founder and chief operating officer of MEREA Consulting, LLC. Phil is an articulate, accomplished educational leader with 30+ years of public and private school education experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator.
Phil holds Level Three-A, Instructional Leader and Level Three B, K-12 Administrative licenses (205979) in the State of New Mexico. His areas of expertise are: project evaluation, continuous improvement, compliance, budget preparations, scheduling, program development, public speaking, public relations, facility management, strategic planning, change theory, personnel management, team development, instruction, and collaboration.
Phil worked with the Farmington Municipal School District as director for multicultural education; with the Public Education Department for the State of New Mexico as the director of the professional licensure bureau; with the Legislative Education Study Committee as a senior legislative analyst; with the Page Unified School District as the coordinator for professional development; and he spent 23 years in the classroom as an elementary and secondary teacher and coach.
Phil holds a Master's degree in Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
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