From 1993 to present, Larry L. Baker has served as the Executive Director of the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center and Library at Salmon Ruins. As a Southwestern archaeologist with over 37 years of professional experience, Mr. Baker has been involved in numerous archaeological endeavors including: research, cultural resource management, and ruins stabilization/historic preservation. Research interests focus on prehistoric and historic architecture, archaeoastronomy, and the Ancestral Puebloan periods of northwestern New Mexico, having been involved in the Salmon Ruins and Rio Puerco Valley projects during the 1970's, under the direction of Cynthia Irwin-Williams. His work in cultural resource management has allowed him to meet the needs of the oil, gas, mining, and public works projects. He serves as the Principal Investigator of the Center’s archaeological consulting firm, Division of Conservation Archaeology, which has undertaken 3,357 individual projects 1993-2010.