Our Team
Our staff members, especially our students, are the heart of Blackwater Draw. It's true!
Student interpretive staff members lead tours, answer questions, and bring prehistory to life for our visitors. Their coursework in the anthropology program at ENMU prepares them for a professional career in archaeology, and they bring those skills to their work at Blackwater Draw.
Our student curatorial staff aids in the protection and preservation of our collections, ensuring that best practices for collections management are followed. These students are building skills that are becoming more and more valuable to employers.
Bottom line: our staff is dedicated to giving you a great visitor experience.


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Brendon Asher

Brendon received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2015. His dissertation addresses Clovis and Folsom land use and lithic procurement across the Central Plains. Although specializing in chipped stone studies, his interests are wide-ranging, from early peopling of the Americas through the historic period.


Curator of the Blackwater Draw Museum since 2015, Jenna's interests are in paleoindian and faunal studies, and the history and best practices of museums and their collections. She has a master's in anthropology and a master's in museum studies from the University of Oklahoma, and is an active member of two task forces on archaeological collections.

Student Interpretive Staff
Coyle 'Ed' Singletary

Ed was born in Roswell, but has lived in Clovis since 1989. Now retired from Clovis Schools, where he taught Metals, Power Mechanics, and Woods for 22 years, Ed is pursuing his second master's degree, this time in Anthropology at Eastern. Ed is interested in traditional Native American tools and toolmaking. He uses traditional hand tools when working in his shop.


Blackwater Draw Museum

1500 S. Ave K, Lea Hall Rm. 163

Portales, NM 88130


Blackwater Draw NHL
508 Route 467
Portales, NM 88130

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