Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge that Heritage Square is on the traditional territory and homelands of the O’Odham and Piipaash peoples and their ancestors. Click here for more information about this land acknowledgment.


2021 Guidestar Gold Transparency sealHeritage Square Foundation is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories, collection, historic buildings and grounds of Heritage Square, serving as a relevant, engaging, and inclusive community resource and as a tangible connection to our diverse local history.


  • Vision

    The people of Heritage Square Foundation have a vision to harness the power of shared personal and community experiences to enrich and transform lives. Heritage Square is:

    • Authentic. At Heritage Square, everyone is welcome to admire the original historic buildings inside and out, learn about Phoenix history and lifeways, walk your dog, enjoy a meal, share a cup of joe, exchange vows, and literally smell the roses. Life blossoms at Heritage Square.
    • A destination in the heart of Phoenix that represents not only the origins and history of Phoenix but also the ongoing development of our City, always reimagining our identity to connect with the people of Phoenix and remain relevant to our community’s needs and expectations.
    • A collaboration of volunteers, Foundation staff, City staff, business and nonprofit partners, and other stakeholders that actively seeks to build each other up and to understand and serve the diversity of people that makes up our audience of Phoenicians, Arizonans, and appreciated visitors.
  • Heritage Square Staff

    Executive Director:

    Kari Carlisle
    (602) 699-4321

    Deputy Director:

    Ashley Davis
    (602) 699-5994

    Director of Visitor Engagement:

    Sarah Matchette
    (602) 388-8090

    Research Historian:

    Heather Roberts

    Collections Manager:

    Tyler Bennett

    Community Engagement & Growth Manager:

    Ash Barela

    Visitor Services Manager:

    Eric Gerry
    (602) 258-0048

    Museum Specialist:

    Noelle Porterfield
    Alexandra Bushman
    Amethyst Owen

    Events Coordinator:

    Kalyn Thompson
    (602) 699-5229

    Events Contractor:

    Mark Evans

    Contract Bookkeeper:

    Jennifer Hance

  • Board of Directors

    Executive Board

    Kevin Lozier (Northern Trust), President

    Gerald Cook (Cook Associates Architects, Inc.), Vice President

    Laura Read, Treasurer

    Leah Harrison (Salt River Project), Secretary

    Luis Cruz (Cruz Financial Group), At Large

    Tobias Hogan (MUFG Bank), At Large

    Community Board

    Andrew Abraham, (Burch & Cracchiolo Attorneys)

    Diane Erhart

    Patrick Greiner (Double AA Builders)

    Clottee Hammons (Emancipation Arts, LLC)

    Jodi Silvio (Salt River Project)

    Patty Talahongva (Indian Country Today)

    Emeritus Board

    Vicki Beaver

    Liz Zveglich

  • City of Phoenix Park Staff

    Park Manager:

    Benjamin (Ben) Chavarria
    Mailing Address: 115 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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