Dr. Backhouse has served the Seminole Tribe of Florida for more than a decade. Performing the duties as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) since 2012 and simultaneously as the Director of the AAM accredited Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum since 2013. Dr. Backhouse is the primary representative for the Seminole Tribe of Florida THPO and Museum for the purposes of day to day operations and during government to government consultation between the Tribe and Federal entities. Dr. Backhouse manages a staff of more than 50 historic preservation professionals and Performs duties as laid out in the Seminole Tribe of Florida Cultural Resources Ordinance (C-02-14), section 101(d)(2) and section 101(b)(3) of the National Historic Preservation Act(16 U.S.C. 470), and the Tribal Historic Preservation Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Dr. Backhouse received a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Bournemouth University, England in 2008, is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists and numerous associated professional bodies.