Mitch Allen has 30 years experience in academic and professional publishing. He launched Left Coast Press, Inc. after leaving his position as Publisher of AltaMira Press, which he founded and directed for its first ten years. AltaMira became a leading provider of information on museum practice, cultural resources management, public history and applied anthropology, among several other topics, under Mitch's leadership. Prior to running AltaMira, he served as Executive Editor for Sage Publications, a leading social science publisher. He has been responsible for over 750 books, dozens of professional journals, and several software products in his career.
Mitch is also an archaeologist (Ph.D., UCLA) who publishes regularly in that field. He has taught archaeology at Santa Clara University and Mills College.
Jennifer Collier, Senior Editor, was Acquisitions Editor for AltaMira Press and Executive Editor for University of Alaska Press before joining the staff of Left Coast. In between those publishing stints, she received an M.A. in geography from Cambridge University. Jennifer is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and can be reached at:
2132-A Central Ave. SE, #280
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505 243 3017
Fax: 505 243 3019
Caryn Berg, Archaeology Marketing, is an archaeologist by training who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She spent over 10 years as an educator, teaching at several Colorado universities. She has also worked as a consulting archaeologist, primarily in the American Southwest. Contact Caryn at:
Terri Stanfield, Journals Manager, comes to Left Coast with a background as diverse as real estate sales, marketing, and massage therapy. Contact Terri at:
Joanna Ebenstein, Art Director, began her design career at AltaMira Press and now runs a successful freelance design business in New York.
Lesley Barnes, Editorial Assistant, is a student at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. Contact Lesley at:
Mysty Allen, Chief of Security, served for 10 years as Chief Canine Officer at AltaMira Press.
Spirit Collier is Chief Canine Officer in the New Mexico office.