As Executive Director of CEMML, Reymundo “Tony” Chapa develops, implements, and oversees the Center’s priorities and collaborates with federal, state, and university partners to develop and maintain business. He oversees CEMML’s operating budget and identifies and facilitates research, services, and education initiatives. Chapa joined the CEMML in 2018 as Associate Director for Cultural Resources after having served as the Air National Guard’s Cultural Resources Program Manager (Joint Base Andrews, Maryland), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Cultural Resources Subject Matter Specialist (Joint Base San Antonio, Texas), and Edwards Air Force Base’s Historic Preservation Officer. Chapa is a US Army Veteran of Desert Shield/Storm and holds master’s degrees in Anthropology and Political Science. His diverse experience in the public and private sectors complements CEMML’s multi-disciplinary approach to environmental management and consulting.
Cal Bagley is a range ecologist, with experience in natural resources management, GIS, environmental planning, and NEPA. As Associate Director he manages a wide variety of Army, Air Force, US Forest Service, SERDP and DoD contracts. He manages the GIS team, providing GIS support, data collection and development, analysis and map production and the Environmental Planning Team develops Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs), Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). Bagley addresses applied research on wind and water erosion, training impacts on vegetation recovery, and GIS/remote sensing applications for natural resources inventory and monitoring of public lands. Bagley is an advisor and project leader for CEMML graduate students in the Warner College of Natural Resources.
Bill Sprouse joined the CEMML team in 1994 as a Database Analyst after having worked five years for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratories. Sprouse’s experience includes inventory and monitoring data management, application development, database development, natural resources, threatened and endangered species, environmental compliance, GIS, Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA), Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) and wildland fire management. As Principal Investigator he has managed various projects within the Air Force, Army, Army National Guard and the National Park Service. His work currently focuses on projects that support wildland fire management in the Department of Defense. As Assistant Director, Sprouse assists the executive team in developing, implementing, and upholding organization principals and guidelines. He holds a master’s degree in Forest Science from the University of Illinois.
Barker Fariss, PhD
Barker Fariss is an expert in the interpretation and implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and other regulatory statutes. Prior to joining CEMML, he served as associate vice president for Indigenous Engagement at AECOM, a global infrastructure consulting firm, where he led the Office of Native Sovereign and Tribal Relations in the Americas. He previously served as a tribal historic preservation officer for the Osage Nation in Oklahoma; as the NAGPRA coordinator and faculty in the Anthropology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and as a lead state archaeologist for Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Division. Barker is an experienced project manager who has designed and led dozens of archaeological excavations and surveys; conducted ethnographic studies and oral histories with Indigenous communities in North and South America; and coordinated the repatriation of hundreds of ancestors. Barker is originally from Oklahoma, where his family is enrolled with the Western Band Cherokee Nation. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.