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.
He previously served in Sidney, Ohio as Director of the River Corridor Project (a two-county program promoting recreation, conservation, and preservation along the Great Miami River), and as Secretary/Director for the Shelby County Park District. He completed eight years of service on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions in 2006, including two years as board Chair 2004 – 2005. He is an ex-officio member of the board for Yates Mill Associates. Past service includes membership on the Center for Preservation Leadership Advisory Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has also been a board member for Mordecai Square Historical Society, Memphis Heritage, and Lowenstein House. He was awarded the 2007 Robert E. Stipe Professional Award by Preservation North Carolina. Mr. Becker received his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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.
most historic neighborhoods as well as its Post-War Resources.
He volunteered to serve as a grant reviewer for the State Historical Fund from 2010-2011; he was an Endangered Places Reviewer from 2009-2011; and, he presented papers at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, NAPC Forum, APA, and Saving Places Conferences over the past two years. Wade has a passion for Mid- Century Modern Architecture and social history as well as citizen engagement. He especially enjoys revitalization efforts in Right Sizing Cities and working with minority populations and low income neighborhoods to make preservation relevant. Wade is currently establishing a commission and applying for CLG status in Florence Colorado, population, 3800. Wade has four small budding preservationists under the age of 13.
Her work also involved managing the City’s historic preservation program and developing natural resource policies, as well as overall land development code and comprehensive plan compliance. She previously served as Senior Planner for the City. Adrienne has an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia, and graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in historic preservation/urban planning and a law degree. She is a member of the Florida Bar, a LEED Accredited Professional, and on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. She continues to live in Fernandina Beach with her husband, stepson, and three crazy dogs in a 1974 ranch house.
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.
She led historic research, design, commission training, legislation and procedures drafting, grantwriting, community engagement, and production of educational materials and programs for the City. She spearheaded the Weather It Together intiaitive, a Cultural Resource Hazard Mitigation Plan identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a national model for resiliency planning. Previous to her work in Annapolis, Ms. Craig worked as project executive with Forest City Military Communities, Washington, DC leading property development activities for the $82 million housing privatization project at the United States Air Force Academy.
As well, she provided technical assistance on design, development, maintenance, Section 106 and historic tax credit activities for more than 350 historic properties within the Company’s historic property portfolio. Ms. Craig’s background also includes contract consulting to Lord Cultural Resources Planning & Management on historic preservation, cultural tourism and corridor planning projects; serving as State Historic Preservation Officer for the District of Columbia; and working for the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the head of the Southern Field Office and Director of Preservation Partnerships. Ms. Craig has published numerous articles and presented dozens of public talks on topics ranging planning for the impacts of climate change on historic properties, to historic military housing to conservation districts. Ms. Craig graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design and went on for Master’s work at the University of Oregon in Historic Preservation. Nationally, she serves as Chair of the Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Committee on the Board of the US International Committee on Monuments and Sites.
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.
While in Manitou Springs, she served on the local Historic Preservation Commission and Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Citizens Advisory Council. She went on to serve as Historic Preservation Officer in both Aspen and Pitkin County and in Central City, Colorado before launching her consulting business, Preservation Planning Associates. She holds a BS in Public Administration and a Masters in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation and is a graduate of Leadership Maine, the National Trust’s Preservation Leadership Academy I and II, and is a Certified International Tour Manager. She has held Board positions on the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Preservation Action, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs (founding board member), Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, three historical societies and the Aspen Historic Trust, which she co-founded.
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.
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. For much of his career he has focused on neighborhood preservation strategies, specifically in regards to teardowns and “mansionization” development pressures. As the coordinator for the National Trust’s Teardowns Initiative, he is the co-author of Protecting America’s Historic Neighborhoods: Taming the Teardown Trend. From 1994 to 2000, he was a Senior Field Coordinator with the Northern Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks, the largest statewide nonprofit preservation organization in the country.
He graduated from Ball State University with degrees in Urban Planning and Development, Environmental Design and Historic Preservation. In 2014 he was selected as a Fitch Mid-Career Fellow by the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation for the project, “Picking up the Pieces: Preserving Urban Renewal’s Modern Legacy.” He is a founding member of Docomomo US/Southern California.
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.
Her recent efforts focus on sea level rise and disasters, specifically their impacts on cultural resources. Her publications include Hotel Ponce de Leon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Flagler’s Gilded Age Palace, published in 2015. She received the inaugural Roy E. Graham Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Education from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the University of Florida’s first Distinguished Alumni Award in Historic Preservation. She has delivered more than 60 academic and 30 community presentations in 45 cities and 11 states and in Washington, D.C. In addition, Keys is the Principal for Keys and Associates, LLC, a cultural resources and fundraising consulting firm based in St. Augustine.
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.
Department of Interior Architecture where she teaches advanced interior architecture studios as well as courses in preservation theory and architectural conservation.
Jo maintains a small architectural practice specializing in the rehabilitation of historic buildings and consulting with communities regarding preservation planning. She has written and illustrated design guidelines for historic districts and local landmarks in sixteen communities over the past 20 years. Jo served as chair of the Preservation North Carolina board of directors and as board chair of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She is also a member of the Guilford County Preservation Commission. Jo received a BFA in Studio Art with an Art History Minor from UNC-Chapel Hill and her Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University. Prior to teaching at UNCG, she was the Main Street architect for North Carolina.
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.
collaborates with local communities, commissions, and landmark boards to strategically plan, market, implement, and share historic preservation efforts, SOI Standards, survey projects, and historic nominations.
She actively works to support historic survey and nominations in communities and works diligently to bring millennial and youth voice to the preservation conversation. She is the recipient of several fellowships in historic preservation and humanities with the White House, NEH, and other organizations. She was recognized as the 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year, 2007 Colorado APEX Technology Teacher of the Year, and received a Colorado State Honors Award for excellence in Historic Preservation in 2008. Michelle has a B.A. in History, Geography, and Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her publications include two books on the history and architecture of Denver, Curriculum for a variety of publications and entities, and articles for local and national history and preservation journals.
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.)
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.
She 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. Since November 2016, Amber has served as the Local Preservation Commission/Certified Local Government Coordinator for North Carolina. In her current role, Amber offers technical guidance and training to staff and commissions located throughout the state.
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 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.
In addition to his work at the City of Georgetown, Matt serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Preservation Commissions, assisting preservation commissions around the nation in enhancing their local preservation efforts. Matt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Texas in 2001 and completed his Master’s Degree in Public History at Texas State University in 2007.
With the City of Pueblo and Historic Pueblo, Inc., Adam won the 2013 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, the state’s top honor in the field, for the Pueblo Neighborhood History project . Adam earned his BS in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and his MA in history and historic preservation from Colorado State University. He is currently working on his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University, where he concentrates on the intersection of space, race, and culture in the American Southwest.
Knoxville’s historic fabric. She has served on the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and spoken at National Trust conferences multiple times over the last decade. She has also mentored multiple preservation organizations across the country and sharing her experiences with others in our field.
He currently resides in Cedar Rapids where he works for Primus Companies, a design-build firm, and serves on the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street and The History Center Boards. In Dubuque, he continues to serve on the Dubuque Main Street Board of Directors and the Dubuque Museum of Art Board of Trustees. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of SaveCRHeritage, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) and the Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission.
Gregoire as its Chairman where he served for ten years. He has served as Vice President of Preservation Action and enjoyed serving as Chairman of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. He was the Chair of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission, Chair of the Oysterville Design Review Board, and a past member of the King County Landmarks Commissions.
Retrofitting Project at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). For the past 16 years, she has worked on preservation projects in the US and abroad including Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in the private sector, at public agencies, and for academic institutions. At the GCI, she is responsible for the development of construction documents including the seismic rehabilitation of two adobe structures in Peru, as well as facilitating its implementation with the Ministry of Culture. Before the GCI, Kelly was Preservation Technical Specialist and Preservation Enforcement Planner at San Francisco Planning Department where she provided technical assistance to preservation and planning staff for the treatment of historic structures and materials.
Prior to the Planning Department, Kelly was Preservation Project Manager at The Presidio Trust where worked on the rehabilitation of San Francisco’s second oldest building The Officers’ Club. She began her career at Architectural Resources Group, a private historic preservation architecture firm where she worked in both the architecture and conservation groups. Kelly has an architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley and master’s in historic preservation with an architectural conservation concentration from the University of Pennsylvania, and currently President of the Western Chapter of APT (Association for Preservation Technology).
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.