Anne Stokes

Founder, CEO, & Principal

Anne founded SEARCH in 1993. She is responsible for corporate operations, scientific excellence, and quality control. She oversees leadership development, community outreach, and major program implementation.

An archaeologist by training, Anne is also a certified expert witness and has managed hundreds of cultural heritage projects across the globe. She earned her doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida, specializing in Caribbean Archaeology and stable isotope analysis. Her research has been published by the University of Alabama Press as well as dozens of peer-reviewed journals.

Anne sits on multiple boards for various community, business, and academic associations, including the University of Florida's Anthropology Development Board and the Florida Historical Society. She is also a Fellow in The Explorers Club.

Anne lives in Florida.