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AHRF Trustee's


Shawn Davies

Co Founder AHRF, Field Researcher, Computer Software Engineer Shawn has worked in Information Technology as a consultant in the Intermountain Region since 1985, with experience working in a variety of environments and companies including but not limited to…

Terry Carter

Co Founder AHRF, Field Researcher, Author, Business Owner Terry brings unrivaled field experience and research to the AHRF, and is nationally recognized as an authority regarding Ancient Studies and pre-Columbian cultures in North America. His research in…

June Balaich

Co Founder AHRF, Field Researcher, Miner and Inventor June presently owns two mining properties and has been involved in prospecting for more than 44 years, during which time he researched Spanish, Jesuit, and Indian markings as well as petroglyphs, signs of…
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Utahna Jessop

AHRF Trustee, Field Researcher, History Teacher, Library Administrator, Field Representative Utahna has 25 years of experience in field research and ancient studies with a particular interest in historical archaeology and ancient inscriptions. She is a field…

AHRF Directors


Brandon D. Fugal

Director – Coldwell Banker Commercial Brandon is a nationally recognized expert in the field of corporate real estate, representing firms such as Franklin Covey, Charles Schwab, Northwestern Mutual Life, EDS and MyFamily.com to name a few. He currently leads…

AHRF Advisors


Professor Steven Jones

AHRF Advisor, Full Professor – Department of Physics – Brigham Young University Dr. Jones received his BS in Physics (David O. McKay scholorship), and his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University retaining full tuition scholarship and research fellowship.…

J Golden Barton

AHRF Advisor, A long time student of the Book of Mormon and scriptural archeology. Friend, confident, investigative reporter and travel companion of Dr. Paul Cheesman, former head of Book of Mormon Studies at Brigham Young University. Enthusiastically…

Jon Baxter

AHRF Advisor, CEO of Bighorn Archaeological, Orem, Utah. Jon received both his BS and MA degree in Anthropology from Brigham Young University. He has over eight years of experience in archaeology and cultural resource management from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and…

Rodney L. Meldrum

AHRF Advisor, Founder of the FIRM Foundation, Lecturer, Researcher Rod Meldrum served as senior scientific researcher for 7 years on a natural sciences book, was President and CEO of High Country Gourmet, Inc. in Orem, Utah, and more recently was Director of…

Wayne N. May

AHRF Advisor, Publisher - Ancient American Magazine Wayne N. May was born and raised in Wisconsin. He is a 42 year convert to the LDS Church and has served in four Branch Presidencies, three Elder Quorum Presidencies, Seminary Instructor, Gospel Doctrine…

Jan Summers

AHRF Advisor, Archaeologist and Egyptologist. Jan Summers, is an Archaeologist and Egyptologist with The College of Idaho's Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. Originally from New York state, she has worked at sites in the US and Egypt's Valley of the…
Bruce Porter

Bruce H. Porter

Bruce H. Porter has earned degrees in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis in Semitic languages, Scripture, The History of Religion and Anthropology (origin and symbolism in ancient religions), with two semesters in Israel for Judaic and Biblical…

AHRF Journalists


Judy Gubler

Chief Editor of the AHRF, Retired High School Teacher Judy Gubler, a retired High School Teacher, holds a Master's Degree in Secondary Education as well as full certification in Special Education. She has been an avid traveler, visiting many countries and…

AHRF Audio Visual


Stephen Robison

Video Technician of the AHRF Stephen is an award-winning genealogist, who with the help of his wife Darby has compiled over 25 books and videos. Together they have investigated ancient sites around the west, compiling a large photo archive along the way.

Darby Robison

Social Media Director of the AHRF Transplanted from the forests and shores of Michigan, I cultivated a love for desert varnish, windswept mesas and stone houses from the past. Walking and talking with Elders and teaching young ones also, I took pictures with…

AHRF Photography

Gordon Nielson

Photographer, Digital Design, Field Researcher Gordon has 12 years experience in photography and digital design, he received his BA in Commercial Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He has photographed and designed the…