Meet the Staff

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Dr. David Breeckner

Interim Museum Director

 A transplant from New England, Dr. David Breeckner is an archaeologist specializing in ceramic and non-ceramic material culture. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Classics from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont and holds a Master's degree in Classics and a PhD in Classics: Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, where he lived for 4 years.

For the last 7 years, David has worked as a staff archaeologist for the Priniatikos Pyrgos Project in east Crete. As a member of its research team, he specialized in the prehistoric and enigmatic Minoan civilization.  His last job was as a Professor of History at Southern New Hampshire University and he is now a lecturer at San Diego State University's Imperial Valley campus.

Coming out of the field, David is thrilled at the opportunity to develop his historical and cultural awareness and brings to the Museum a career defined by hands-on, active learning, limitless energy, and a forward-looking vision for the future. You can contact David at ivdmuseum@gmail.com

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Anne C. Morgan

Archivist/Curator

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Anne received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude in History from Lake Forest College, outside of Chicago, IL and her M.S. in Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Archives from Simmons College, in Boston, MA. Anne joined the IVDM in 2012 and since then has developed the IVDM's growing archive and has been the Lead Exhibit Researcher for the Museum's exhibit development, collecting knowledge and references from the Museum Exhibit Advisors. You can contact Anne at ivdmuseum@gmail.com

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Frank J. Salazar III

Cultural Collections and Program Manager/Native American Intern Program Director

A member of the Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Frank has 10 years of experience working directly with the Campo Tribal Council. Having formerly served honorably in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard, Frank is currently a member of the Muht-Hei economic development board for the Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

Frank has worked with the Museum to establish two of our key cultural programs as the Native American Intern Program Director and the Cultural Collections and Program Manager.  While maintaining a focus on enriching the Museum collections, Salazar is able to bridge the archaeology, museum, and cultural fields to vocalize a perspective that is usually only encountered by professional scholars if deliberately sought.  Salazar has completed the Management for Tribal Museums and Creating a Repository courses from the Smithsonian's American Indian Museum Studies, and recently completed a training course entitled "Leadership Training for Enterprenerial/ Small Business/Economic Development" conducted by the California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC).You can contact Frank at ivdmuseum@gmail.com

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Marcie Landeros

Education Coordinator

A native of Imperial Valley, Marcie graduated from SDSU Calexico in the Spring of 2016 with a major in History.  She works as an Education Coordinator, bringing schools to the museum for field trips, aligning field trips with Common Core Curriculum, and going to schools with our History on the Go program.  You can contact Marcie at education@ivdesertmuseum.org

   

 Member of the American Alliance of Museums since 2013

All photographs taken by IVDM staff or used with permission by Joselito Villero and Michael Field. All rights reserved.2014.