Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Michael J. Moratto and Susan Goldberg (M.A., RPA) to the board of directors, effective immediately. Having founded Æ in 1995, Dr. Moratto and Ms. Goldberg bring the invaluable amount of experience that will be a key role in the direction and continued success of the company.
Dr. Moratto established INFOTEC Research, Inc. in 1981 and—together with Susan Goldberg and Eric Johansen—created Applied EarthWorks, Inc. in 1995. Dr. Moratto has directed hundreds of projects involving archaeology and cultural resource management for federal and state agencies, cities and counties, utilities, and private-sector clients throughout the Far West.
Among his 200+ publications, California Archaeology has been praised by reviewers as the definitive work in the field, and it has been adopted widely as a textbook. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Dr. Moratto has received numerous honors and awards from professional societies, universities, civic organizations, and governmental agencies.
Ms. Goldberg has served variously as crew chief, field director, project manager, division manager, and vice president at INFOTEC, and then owner, vice president, and Chairman of the Board at Æ, all the while managing scores of large projects.
Together with Dr. Moratto, Ms. Goldberg was instrumental in establishing a southern California presence for INFOTEC and Applied Earthworks. First with a Corps of Engineers on-call contract, and then, with the infamous Eastside Reservoir Project in Hemet. With a team of outstanding archaeologists and other staff from Eastside, the Æ Hemet office was born and has sustained consistent growth and success for two decades.
Susan understands our core business—completing projects on time with a quality product, and otherwise satisfying client needs. She knows that our success depends on building and maintaining teams of highly qualified, motivated, and dedicated professionals. Because of her experience and track record, she will help maintain and build on the success of our southern California programs.