About Us

Our Team

Curator: Don R Patton, Ph.D
President: Ray Anderson, Ph.D
Vice President: Alan Blaylock, Ph.D
Secretary: Kevin Kelly
Treasurer: Zynda Patton

Don R Patton

The curator, Dr. Don R. Patton has worked as a Geologist in the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Jordan, Israel and Turkey. He has participated in dinosaur excavations in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Canada, Bolivia and is credited with excavating the longest consecutive dinosaur trail on the American continent.

Dr. Patton has worked as an Archeologist in the United States, Mexico, Peru, France, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Cambodia and Turkey, focusing on work in Israel. He was an Area Supervisor in the City of David Excavations under Eli Sukron of the Israeli Department Antiquities, helping to excavate such exciting finds as the Pool of Siloam (2004-08), the Tower of Siloam (2005-06) and Palace of David (2007-08). He participated in the Altar of Joshua excavations at Mt. Ebal under Dr. Adam Zertal of the University at Haifa and was the geological consultant at the Qumran Plateau Excavations (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found) under Dr. Randall Price (2006).

Since 2008 he has focused his attention on a search for the remains of Noah’s Ark in Turkey. He has climbed Mt. Ararat seven times, summiting three times. Wood has been recovered from deep in the glacier at an elevation of 16,400 feet. We are expecting more exciting news from this summer’s work (2015).