Raba Kistner Environment announces hire of Kristi Nichols, MA, Archaeologist

RK Environmental_colorSan Antonio. Steve Jones, CHCM, Senior Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Environmental, has announced that Raba Kistner has hired Kristi Nichols, MA to serve as an archaeologist. Ms. Nichols has more than 16 years of experience in Texas archaeology, with a particular expertise in the Spanish Colonial era.

PortraitMs. Nichols was at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) for 16 years before coming to Raba Kistner. During her tenure with CAR, she provided archeology services for the National Parks Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the City of San Antonio, among many others.  While her specialty is Spanish Colonial archaeology, Ms. Nichols has worked on projects dating back to 10,400 years ago, through to current standing structures to determine their historic eligibility.  She has investigated all of the San Antonio Missions, including excavating and discovering 27 previously undiscovered graves at Mission San Juan, and has conducted a field level school at the Alamo.  In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level students on archaeological best practices, she also aided in the development of summer programs and workshops for at-risk students as a part of the Legacy Outreach program, allowing students from Title 1 schools to participate in archeology activities.

She received her master’s degree from the University of Texas – San Antonio in Anthropology, and bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of San Diego in San Diego California. Ms. Nichols is an active member of the Council of Texas Archaeologists.

About Raba Kistner, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner, Inc., parent company to Raba Kistner Environmental, Inc., is an Engineering News-Record “Top 500 Firm,” operating in eleven different markets in Texas, Utah, and México. Raba Kistner Environmental is recognized as one of the Southwest’s leading firms offering environmental consulting services. Our technical team consists of archeologists, biologists, engineers, environmental specialists, geologists, GIS analysts, and planners.