She worked to survey and evaluate new historic preservation overlay zones in the City of Los Angeles as a consultant and advocated for their designation as the Neighborhood Initiative Coordinator for the Los Angeles Conservancy, as well as consulting with the Getty Conservation Institute on planning for SurveyLA. Catherine has served both as a historic district commissioner and as historic district commission staff. She has also worked as a consultant on large-scale regulatory compliance surveys and National Register nominations. Catherine has taught preservation law, theory, and practice as an adjunct in the preservation program at Tulane. For the last five years she has been the state Certified Local Government Coordinator in Little Rock, Arkansas, her hometown.
Devereaux is active in the community having also served on the boards of the Mobile Theatre Guild, the Mobile Arts Council, the September Celebration Task Force, and the Cathedral Square Committee. He is past president of Historic Mobile Homes Tour. He received his BA in Art History and Russian Language from the University of South Alabama. He also received his MBA from the University of South Alabama and was awarded a study tour of Mexico. His graduate work in Art History was done at Tulane University, where he was awarded a study tour of Western Europe. Devereaux lives in an 1839 house in downtown Mobile that is being renovated following damage by Hurricane Katrina.
She is past-President of the Georgia Downtown Association and Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions.
Callahan advocates context-based planning policy, specifically leveraging historic and natural resources with community vision to reach defined quality growth objectives. Recent grant/planning projects include: 20YR Comprehensive Plan, 40-acre Urban Renewal/Stormwater Project, next 100YR cemetery design, and foundation of a city-wide trail system.
Abigail also teaches a graduate course for CU Denver titled Historic Buildings in Context. Abigail holds a B.A. in History from the University of South, a M.A. in Public History/Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University, and a M.A. in Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England.
He previously worked with the HPO’s Transportation Unit, providing historic preservation review and technical assistance under a variety of federal and state programs. He holds a Masters of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, a Bachelors of Business Administration from UGA’s Terry College of Business, and completed a Professional Certificate in Geomatics from the Continuing and Professional Education Program at Rutgers University. Mr. Clark also currently serves on the Historic Preservation Advisory Board in Cranford, NJ.
Will helps his clients navigate the Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act at the project level with an emphasis on historic viewsheds and landscape protection. He negotiates on behalf of tribes, project proponents, local governments, and other consulting parties to achieve creative, win-win outcomes that appropriately balance preservation values and development needs. Examples of his work include helping to find reasonable limits to unregulated cruise tourism in historic port communities, advising a local government with a National Historic Landmark district on its legal rights in response to proposed offshore utility-scale windfarms, and working with a nationally recognized preservation advocacy group on how to address a proposed seawall that would surround a National Historic Landmark district. In 2019, Will assisted the Parks & People Foundation in Baltimore with identifying ways to use Section 106 to leverage shoreline restoration of the Middle Branch Harbor and proposed “green” urban park along its 11-mile shoreline.
Will’s extensive knowledge of preservation legal tools and land use law allows him to serve as a strategic partner with policymakers, developers, and preservation advocates on best practices to make preservation law more effective and efficient. Examples include assisting the City of Philadelphia and the Town of Palm Beach with identifying strengths and weaknesses in their local preservation laws, suggesting opportunities for improvement based on peer city reviews, and helping educate the public about preservation law’s benefits. Through his work with the National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s Disaster Planning Advisory Committee, Will helps historic communities with adaptation planning and disaster relief, including their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will has argued in court and before administrative agencies across the country on behalf of advocates seeking to protect traditional cultural properties: historic places that continue to be used by living communities. His engagements have included arguing on behalf of the National Trust for Historic Preservation before the New Mexico Supreme Court, which affirmed unanimously Mount Taylor’s designation in New Mexico’s State Register of Cultural Properties.
Will earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and is a graduate of Furman University, where he received a B.A. in political science. Prior to joining Cultural Heritage Partners, Will served for eight years as associate general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and teaches preservation law at Columbia University.
Corson was employed for 17 years with the Colorado state historic preservation office supervising state and federal tax credit review, state and federal agency compliance, and local government programs until his retirement in June, 2015. Dan was the recipient of the 2015 Secretary of the Interior award for a state historic preservation office staff member, and in 2016 he received the John and Sue Renaud award from NAPC.
Prior to TFA, Amanda spent ten years as the City of Tulsa’s historic preservation planner, where she listed numerous buildings and districts in the National Register of Historic Places, provided support to the Tulsa Preservation Commission, and brought popular programs like hands-on window restoration boot camp and realtor education classes to Tulsa. Amanda earned a Master’s Degree in Community Planning with a certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. She lives in a 1925 craftsman bungalow in the Riverview historic district.
Roxanne holds a BS in Public Administration, a Masters in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation and is a Certified International Tour Manager. She is a graduate of Leadership Maine, Preservation Leadership Academy I and II, and has held Board positions on the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Preservation Action, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs (Past President), Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, three historical societies and the Aspen Historic Trust, which she co-founded. She has been honored for her advocacy work in the field of historic preservation and downtown revitalization and helped achieve a National Preservation Award to endow and secure the future of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark.
She is currently co-writing a National Register nomination for the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial School for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan. In 2003, she co-founded the Old House Network, devoted to teaching old house owners hands-on repair and rehabilitation skills through workshops and an annual Old House Expo. Sharon is a received her master’s degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University in 1994 and worked as a consultant on a wide variety of projects including Study Committee reports for a historic district in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forensic investigation of an 1850s home in Adventist Village Battle Creek Michigan and various highway projects.
Adrian Scott Fine serves as the Senior Director of Advocacy for the Los Angeles Conservancy, Adrian Scott Fine oversees the organization’s outreach, advocacy and response on key preservation issues within the greater Los Angeles area. This includes setting priorities, protecting historic places, developing initiatives, working with local governments and community stakeholders, and preparing responses to Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs). The Los Angeles Conservancy is the largest local nonprofit historic preservation organization in the country.
Previously he was with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the Director of the Center for State and Local Policy, based in Washington, DC. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Fine was the Director of the Northeast Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinating the programs and advocacy efforts in Philadelphia, serving the states of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Adrian
Scott Fine currently serves as the President of the board of trustees for the California Preservation Foundation, is a founding member of Docomomo US/Southern California, and teaches at the University of Southern California Heritage Conservation Summer Program, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and as part of the Getty Conservation Institute’s (GCI) Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative.
In addition to her responsibilities as CHPO, she also managed the P-Patch and Community Garden, Major Institutions and Schools and Neighborhood Matching Fund programs for the City of Seattle. She taught preservation planning at the University of Washington and served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Goucher College in the Masters of Historic Preservation Program (1997-2016) teaching introductory preservation classes, preservation planning and serving as a thesis director.
Prior to moving to Seattle, Gordon worked with the Office of Public/Private Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and with the National Register of Historic Places in Washington DC. During her time in Washington, D.C., she was on the Board of Directors and served as President of Don’t Tear It Down (now D.C. Preservation League). In Seattle, she served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and was the Washington State advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Advisors (1989-19970. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She was honored in 2006 as Hon. AIA by the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and with a Career Achievement Award by the Washington State Historic Preservation Office in 2016.
Rory holds a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University and a juris doctor degree from Arizona State University School of Law. She is a former member and chair of the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission and Personnel Board and has served on the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions board of directors. She is a member of the Governor’s Commission on Scenic Highways.
Houser helped bring post WWII resources into the states focus by establishing the “Nifty-from-the-Last 50 Initiative” in 2003 which initially documented over 300 mid-century modern buildings across the state. As the state’s go-to expert, he has reviewed numerous post WWII resources as part of the Section 106 process, from small ranch houses to cold war military facilities. His current pet project includes creating biographies of architects and designers who practiced Washington state, and he has recently developed a study of Seattle area Parade of Homes.
Houser holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho and a Master of Science Degree in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. A native of Vancouver, Washington, Michael returned to the Washington state via Bend, OR where he served as the Historic Preservation Planner for six years managing the CLG programs for the County and three incorporated cities. His previous work experience includes time at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI; survey work for the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; and historic home inspections and architectural work for Thomas Hickey Architects in Chicago.
the Interior’s professional qualification standards for architectural history, historic architecture, and history.
of professional experience achieved in a variety of locations throughout the United States. Her efforts assist communities through partnerships, particularly with academic institutions, supporting preservation, planning and community engagement efforts. Her focus over the past 3 decades includes disaster preparedness and recovery. She is the immediate past Director of Historic Preservation and a former Assistant Professor with Flagler College. She co-chaired and participated in numerous conferences, including the 2019 Keeping History Above Water program in St. Augustine. Her fundraising expertise has assisted organizations and communities in securing $30
million for arts, cultural, and heritage efforts, including resiliency. She has published numerous books and articles on historic preservation, planning, public outreach, financial incentives for preservation, and sea level rise challenges to cultural resources.
Dr. Keys received a doctoral degree from the University of Florida in Historic Preservation and is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Alumni in Historic Preservation award. Also, she received the inaugural Roy E. Graham Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Education
from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and serves as a Trustee Emerita of the organization. She completed master’s programs in History with honors and Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech and holds a bachelor’s degree in History, Pre-Law and Political
Science from Ball State University and is an Honors College graduate.
Thereafter, Ken returned to Georgia where he helped found Piedmont Preservation, a historic preservation consulting firm. Ken’s work with Piedmont focused on local historic preservation commissions including surveys, district designations, design guidelines, and design review assistance. While still consulting on a limited basis, Mr. Kocher is now in the employ of Madison, Georgia where, as the Design & Information Officer, his duties include overseeing the Madison’s Historic Preservation program.
He also worked as a historic preservation consultant in Asheville and Shelby, North Carolina, and he worked for the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Landand Community Program. Adam has authored publications on historic preservation, land use and transportation, energy, and green building. Adam earned a BA in history from Auburn University and a graduate planning degree and law degree from the University of Virginia.
Her efforts were recognized in 2017, when she received the Cedric S. Rodney Unity Award for Service to the Community and the AIA Winston-Salem Advocate Award. Ms. McCullough has a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Ball State University in Indiana and meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Architectural History.
Ms. Mittner is also a member of the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, which is responsible for the cultural resources in unincorporated Palm Beach County. On the State level, Ms. Mittner is a Board Member of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. She holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Florida with a historic preservation track. She meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Architectural History. Ms. Mittner has over 20 years of planning, preservation and construction experience. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Planning Association (APA), the National and Florida Trust’s for Historic Preservation.
James K. Reap is Professor and Coordinator of the Historic Preservation Program in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design.
He is currently a board member of the United States Committee of the Blue Shield and an executive committee member of the United Stated Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). He is a past board member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Action. Professor Reap has served as chair of the preservation commissions in the City of Decatur and DeKalb County and as vice chair in Athens, Georgia. He is a founding member and former board member of the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions and National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and has provided training and technical assistance to preservation commissions throughout the United States. His background in planning includes service as Georgia’s first regional preservation planner and as Deputy Executive Director of the Northeast Georgia Area Planning and Development Commission (now Northeast Georgia Regional Commission.)
A a recently retired Naval Officer, Dr. Schedel served 20 years as a helicopter pilot and an engineering professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. While teaching there, she worked on the Superintendent’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Council, which assessed the coastal flooding threat to the historic campus and provided adaptation recommendations. Dr. Schedel also served as the Deputy Director of the Naval Academy’s Engineering Division, a leadership post equivalent to the Assistant Dean of Engineering at a civilian university.
Dr. Schedel’s research interests focus on climate change resiliency and adaptation. That research, including a Ph.D. dissertation, “Sea-Level Rise and its Economic Effects on Naval Installations” and practical adaptation projects, have earned her recognition as a subject matter leader and resulted in her being invited to speak to a variety of forums and conferences related to sea-level rise research, policy, and adaptation solutions. She currently serves on the Florida Building Commission’s Hurricane Research Advisory Board and The Nature Conservancy of Florida’s Nature-Based Solutions Planning and Permitting Workgroup.
He holds a Master of Architecture degree with a concentration in historic preservation from Louisiana State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is on the planning committee for the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual statewide Louisiana Preservation Conference.
He is an ex-officio member of the board for the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, is a board member for the Microbusiness Network of Louisiana and is a former board member and Treasurer for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. Ray also has been on several volunteer committees with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Center for Planning Excellence, including the planning committee for the annual Smart Growth Summit, the Code Advisory Committee and the Toolkit Advisory Committee. In addition, he teaches a historic preservation class at the LSU School of Architecture.
Kate Singleton, consultant with Post Oak Preservation, has over 40 years’ experience in historic preservation, downtown revitalization and economic and community development. Kate is the former
Executive Director for Preservation Austin. She has served as Chief Preservation Planner for the City of Dallas, Executive Director of the West Fort Bend Management District, Planning Manager for Downtown Dallas, Inc. and State Coordinator of the Arizona Main Street program as well as Main Street Manager in Waxahachie and Grapevine. She has extensive experience in cultural resources management.
Kate has offered professional consulting services in the areas of historic preservation, downtown revitalization, economic development, financial incentives, strategic planning, community development, municipal planning, zoning, urban design, and project implementation. She has written preservation plans, design standards for commercial and residential historic districts, downtown redevelopment plans and preservation ordinances. Kate has also developed financial incentives for cities including the highly successful City of Dallas Historic Tax Incentive Program. She also wrote amendments to the Dallas building code some of which were codified into the International Existing Building Code. Kate has also completed over $150 million in Federal Historic Tax Credit projects.
Kate has conducted training for numerous historic preservation commissions and downtown associations around the state of Texas and has presented at several state preservation and downtown conferences in Texas, Arizona and Arkansas as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference and National Main Street Conference on subjects including advocacy, financial incentives, preservation design standards, downtown authenticity.
Kate has her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. She has served on the Dallas Landmark Commission, on the Tourism Commission for the City of Austin, Austin Creative Alliance Board, the boards of Texas Downtown Association, Preservation Texas and Preservation Action.
His degrees include a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York- College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Massachusetts Historical Commission publications authored or co- authored by Mr. Skelly include the Preservation Planning Manual, Preservation through Bylaws and Ordinances, Establishing Local Historic Districts, A Guidebook for Historic District Commissions, two educational DVDs for local commissions and the five-year State Historic Preservation Plan. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Planning Association- Massachusetts Chapter.
In his own community, he has served on the regional school committee, municipal planning board and zoning revisions committee. He is currently an instructor in the Master of Science in Design and Historic Preservation Program at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, teaching Cultural Resource Management.
After completing her graduate studies, Amber worked as a preservation consultant for Dewberry in Fairfax, Virginia and was deployed to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and in Birmingham, Alabama from May to November 2011. From 2014-2016, Amber was the Environmental Review Specialist for the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (NC HPO) and subsequently served as the Local Preservation Commission/Certified Local Government Coordinator for North Carolina from November 2016-November 2019. As the CLG Coordinator she offered technical guidance and training to staff and commissions located throughout North Carolina. Following a move to Atlanta, Georgia, Amber accepted a position with Edwards-Pitman, Inc., as a Senior Architectural Historian in February 2020. Her duties at Edwards-Pitman, Inc., include offering technical guidance in matters of regulatory review and compliance to Georgia’s largest power company for undertakings that have the potential to affect cultural and historic properties in Georgia and Alabama.
Aimee Sunny is the Director of Education for the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the architectural and cultural heritage of the Town of Palm Beach. Aimee oversees the Foundation’s many educational programs, including the Little Red Schoolhouse Living History Program, the Heritage Education program, and the Foundation’s Scholarship and Internship programs, and also leads advocacy initiatives, grant writing, and preservation projects.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Aimee was the Senior Preservation Coordinator for the City of Lake Worth, Florida, where she administered all aspects of the City’s Historic Preservation Program. While with the City, Aimee worked on updating the City’s historic resource surveys and design guidelines through grant funding, and implemented a historic preservation awards program, a historic marker program, and a historic district signage plan. She also reviewed building permits and Certificates of Appropriateness in the City’s six historic districts and led community outreach and education efforts.
She previously worked for the architecture firm of Fairfax, Sammons & Partners designing classical and traditional residences, the Center for Historic Preservation at Ball State University, the City of Chicago’s Historic Preservation Division, and Indiana Landmarks. Aimee completed her Master of Science in Historic Preservation at Ball State University, and her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Aimee is an avid traveler, having studied abroad in Italy and Australia, and has traveled extensively both in the US and abroad. Aimee serves on the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), is a member of the American Planning Association (APA), and is a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) licensure candidate.
Kim Trent serves as principal at Preservation Strategies where she works with commercial developers of historic properties to access financial incentives for their preservation projects. In addition, she works with non-profit preservation organizations to develop their capacity to save historic places across the country. Her background in historic preservation, community development banking, community organizing, and marketing provides valuable insights and long-term benefits for her clients.
She formerly served as the Executive Director of Knox Heritage and has spent more than 25 years working in the field of preservation. She started as a neighborhood volunteer who led the effort to establish a local historic district in her Knoxville neighborhood. She went on to become board president of Knox Heritage and then became its first executive director. Working with a dedicated volunteer board and staff, they have changed the culture of the community to one that understands and appreciates preservation more than it ever has before and transformed Knox Heritage into one of the most effective and respected preservation organizations in the country. Throughout that time, she has worked cooperatively with the Historic Zoning Commission to protect Knoxville’s historic fabric. She served on the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has spoken at National Trust and statewide preservation conferences multiple times over the last two decades. She has also mentored multiple preservation organizations across the country and shared her experiences with others across our field.
While in Kentucky, she served as the vice-chairperson of the state-wide non-profit, Preservation Kentucky and was an adjunct professor at Western Kentucky University. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Public History Program where she worked for the Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.