About Katie Lewis


Katie Lewis

Katie Lewis kicked off her career in cultural resource management in 2004 while working on the Port Angeles Graving Dock Recovery Project for the Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe. She was part of a team of archaeologists recovering human remains for the purpose of reburial. This was one of the most controversial archaeological projects in Washington State history. During this time, she was working on her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and a minor in geology from Western Washington University, where she graduated in 2005. While attending field school much of her time was spent working for the Lummi Tribe, surveying Portage Island in Whatcom County for historic and pre-contact sites. Katie has worked on a variety of projects for Drayton Archaeology including surveying parts of the Green River for the city of Kent’s levee project and surveying 50 plus acers of land for the Trillium Land Trust on Whidbey Island. She has monitored, worked on damage mitigation and assisted with writing numerous archaeological assessments reports. Katie has a passion for historical archaeology and plans on getting her masters degree in Cultural Resource Management. In her spare time she gives presentations teaching middle school children about archaeology in the pacific northwest. She also is a new mother and loves spending time with her fiancée and their two dogs in the great outdoors.