CAMP Trainers


is Owner and Consulting Principal of Heritage Arts of NC LLC, currently serving as Hurricane Grants Manager administering hurricane recovery funding from the National Park Service for the NC State Historic Preservation Office. He served 25-years as Executive Director of the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission from 1986-2011, and worked as Manager of the Long Range Planning Division for the Raleigh Department of City Planning from 2006-2015. Prior to moving to Raleigh, Dan was an Associate with James Williamson/Carl Awsumb/Architects in Memphis, Tennessee, which provided design services in restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive use architecture. He is a former Board member and Chair for NAPC. Past service includes membership on the Center for Preservation Leadership Advisory Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He received the 2007 Robert E. Stipe Professional Award from Preservation North Carolina. Mr. Becker holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.


is a nationally recognized attorney, scholar, and law professor with a successful record for protecting National Historic Landmarks, significant landscapes, historic viewsheds, and traditional cultural properties. His practice focuses on balancing historic preservation with economic development so that historic preservation and cultural heritage law is more efficient, effective, and predictable. Will has studied American fine and decorative arts at the graduate level and helped develop standards regarding the direct care of collections and institutional deaccessioning practices. He lectures regularly to national audiences.


is Principal for The Craig Group, LLC, where she leads a team supporting the growth of economic value and protecting the architectural and cultural integrity of historic communities. Previously Ms. Craig served as Chief of Historic Preservation for the City of Annapolis, State Historic Preservation Officer for the District of Columbia and worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the head of the Southern Field Office and Director of Preservation Partnerships. Ms. Craig graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Locally, Ms. Craig is a past president and current treasurer of the local Rotary club. In 2022 she was elected to the Lodi City Council and in December 2023 she was sworn in as Mayor of Lodi, California. Her experience in historic preservation, community engagement and resiliency planning has made her a popular speaker and trainer.


Sharon Ferraro retired after 20 years as the Historic Preservation Coordinator in her hometown of Kalamazoo MI (Population 75,000 – 2070 historic resources in 5 districts). She also works on commission training for the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. In 1999-2001, she completed a reconnaissance level historic resource survey for Kalamazoo and has also successfully nominated six Michigan sites to the National Register. Sharon 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. Currently she is working as a consultant with the Saginaw-Chippewa tribe to explore adaptive uses of the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School. She also serves on the Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board.

Dr. Leslee F.

is the Principal with Keys and Associates, LLC, a Heritage, Arts and Cultural Preservation Services firm based in St. Augustine, Florida. She meets the NPS Professional Qualification Standards in History and Architectural History. Her career with non-profits and academic institutions has assisted organizations with preservation, planning, fundraising, community engagement efforts, and disaster preparedness and recovery. She has assisted non-profits in securing more than $47 million for their efforts. Dr. Keys is a published author of books and articles on historic preservation, planning, public outreach, financial incentives for preservation, and sea level rise challenges to cultural resources. She received a doctoral degree from the University of Florida and is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Alumni in Historic Preservation award. Also, she received the Roy E. Graham Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Education from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation where she serves as a Trustee Emerita.


PE, F-SFPE, MScFPE, NFPA is a Fire/Disaster Management Consultant focusing on protecting our cultural and historic sites and structures from fire, disasters and climate change. Chris is the Founder of Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting, a special expert for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a National Fire Heritage Center Director, a Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Fellow, and has an MSc in Fire Engineering. Mr Marrion has worked for fire/disaster management consulting firms in the USA, Asia and Europe for over 30 years, and continues to work globally with numerous NGOs, Governments, private/public clients. Chris’ work focuses on creating awareness, building capacity, and providing risk-informed, sustainable, cost-effective prevention/mitigation, emergency response and resilient recovery guidance to protect our cultural heritage from fires and other disasters including through integrating local and indigenous traditions, methods and people into developing solutions to effectively protect our cultural heritage from disasters. His work also includes consulting, developing disaster risk management plans and codes/guides, as well as teaching workshops and publishing papers with regards to protecting cultural heritage from fire and disasters, fire/life safety, performance-based codes, emergency response and the disaster risk management process.


is Director of Preservation Planning + Design at MIG and a nationally recognized expert in preservation planning and cultural landscapes. Her work has helped to maintain and manage some of the most iconic and precious historical sites in the country such as Hearst Castle, Ellis Island, and Yosemite National Park. Laurie is fascinated by the complexities and stories associated with landscapes and the history they reveal. Her expertise and experience are invaluable in assisting clients interpret and apply The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and the National Register of Historic Places guidelines to the historic properties under their stewardship. Her work is guided by the principle that landscape preservation requires managing rather than halting change. Laurie’s analytical and communication skills enable her to readily identify issues and clearly outline potential choices and tradeoffs related to design and management. Laurie has an M.L.A. and B.L.A. from the University of Oregon where she also teaches, is the Historic American Landscape Survey representative for Oregon, and serves on the board of Restore Oregon. She has garnered national and regional awards for her work, and she frequently speaks at national conferences on historic preservation and design.


is the Historic Preservation Planner and CLG coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach with over 5,000 cultural resources. Ms. Mittner has worked on the resurvey of the City’s existing historic districts, designation of new districts and sites on both the local and National Register, completed Section 106 reviews and coordinated the regulations for building size, scale, and mass within the City’s historic neighborhoods. This process included an intensive public outreach component. 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.


Julie Nucci’s Greek Revival home in the Village of Owego massively flooded in 2011. In 2015, it became the first residence on the National Register of Historic Places in NYS elevated for flood mitigation. Nucci is the Flood Resiliency Coordinator for the Village of Owego; a volunteer position she created with village leadership. Her efforts, which integrate village, town, and county governments, are focused on acting in the best interest of flood resiliency and historic preservation for her village, much of which is within the Owego Central Historic District. She is also an Ex-Officio member of the Owego Historic Preservation Commission and serves on the Planning Board for the Village of Owego. Nucci holds a BS in Materials Engineering from RPI, an MS in Applied Physics from Harvard University and MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. Her professional career in scientific research served her well in navigating the complex process of elevation and her background as a STEM educator at Cornell serves her well in sharing her passion about the importance of historic preservation and flood mitigation. In her day job, she is the Manager of Innovation Engineering Projects for Rheonix, Inc. a molecular diagnostics company in Ithaca, NY.


is founding Principal of Commonwealth Preservation Group, established in 2004. CPG is a full-service historic preservation consulting firm; within the firm, Paige specializes in public engagement efforts as well as building treatment projects. Paige is also a partner in Building Resilient Solutions, a joint venture established to collect empirical data through materials testing to inform resiliency and retrofit recommendations for historic resources. Prior to establishing CPG, Paige managed the Virginia SHPO Local Government Assistance Programs. In that role, one of her duties was to manage the Certified Local Government program and statewide survey and grant programs. Paige also worked previously for the City of Norfolk as a historic preservation planner, staffing their architectural review board. These various roles enable Paige to approach preservation issues from the lens of both the public and private sector. Her firm specializes in supporting the stewards of historic resources through community engagement, education, technical treatment recommendations and documentation efforts.

Kimberly "Kim"

Kimberly serves as Preservation Manager at The Craig Group Partners, LLC, working on preservation planning, climate resilience, and disaster preparedness projects. In her role, she assists with plan development, analyzing geographic information system (GIS) data, building ESRI StoryMaps, and the development and execution of public engagement opportunities such as surveys, meetings, workshops, and symposiums. Previously, Kimberly served as Co-Director of the University of Florida Preservation Institute Nantucket, where she assisted with projects focused on resilience and sustainability in historic Nantucket, MA. Kim also served as Founder and Coordinator of ACKlimate Nantucket from 2019 to 2021, encouraging Nantucket's holistic communication and adaptation to a changing climate and rising seas through local and global engagement. Kimberly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida's Master of Historic Preservation in 2020. Before that, she completed her Bachelor of Science in History at Martin Methodist College (now University of Tennessee Southern).


Based in Biloxi, Jeff Rosenberg is the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area Historic Preservation Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, where he works to promote historic preservation and architectural history in Mississippi’s six coastal counties. A National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide, Jeff serves as the Preservation Officer for the Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians, and as a board member for the DOCOMOMO Louisiana/Gulf South chapter. An author of multiple architectural surveys and National Register of Historic Places nominations he has presented on his work at local, state, regional, and national conferences. He has previously worked as a Historic Tax Credit reviewer, state CLG coordinator, and from 2007 to 2014, as a technical preservation specialist for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, overseeing rehabilitation grants to historic properties damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dr. Angela

is the Director of Community Resilience Planning at Taylor Engineering in Jacksonville, Florida. She leads projects conducting vulnerability assessments, climate adaptation recommendations, and coastal resilience plans. Her experience conducting resilience planning for National Historic Landmark communities is unmatched in the coastal engineering industry. A trusted project manager executing multi-million dollar contracts, Dr. Schedel excels at organization, public speaking, attention to detail, and technical acumen. She is well-known within her field as a respected change agent who is enthusiastic and encourages, motivates, and persuades. 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.


Rod Scott has over 30 years of historic preservation experience at the local, county, state and national level. Rod served on a community and County historic preservation commission and chaired both. Service as a board member and Chair of Preservation Iowa and now as a board member of the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation along with several years of service on the State Historical Society of Iowa board along with many years as a board member of Preservation Action has prepared him to provide NAPC Camp education programs. In addition to this non-profit sector service, Rod’s professional career has gathered over 30 years of contracting experience, specializing in historic rehabilitation, grant funded and tax credit applications have provided him a well rounded base of experience. Since 2008 Rod has focused his work in the flood hazard mitigation/adaptation field across the US.


is a licensed architect in 12 states; is NCARB Certified; and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED Accredited Professional. He has been working in the field of architecture since graduating from Iowa State University in 1991 and has served as Project Manager on such projects as Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School and the Port of Dubuque Public Parking Structure in Dubuque, and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, the Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Center, and Crystal Group in Cedar Rapids. He resides in Cedar Rapids and works for Primus Companies, a design-build firm. Chris serves on the Linn County Historical Society and Dubuque Main Street Boards. He is a former member of the boards of SaveCRHeritage, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC), the Dubuque Museum of Art, Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street and the Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission.


is a San Francisco-based planner with fifteen+ years public sector experience. Professional focuses have included climate resiliency, historic preservation, current and long range planning, and public involvement. Since 2019 he has served as a Senior Preservation Planner splitting his time between development review and the Citywide Cultural Resources Survey. From 2014-2019, Alex helped to spearhead Marin County's award winning sea level rise adaptation program. Holding a joint Master of City Planning/Master of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, his Master’s Thesis proposed the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as California’s first National Heritage Area leading to enabling congressional legislation. Prior to working for Marin, he spent seven years with the Delta Protection Commission, focused on establishment of the Heritage Area in addition to environmental planning. Racial and social equity has been a key focus and Alex has had experience working on projects with Native American, Asian-American, and LGBTQ associations.


is the CEO and President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the statewide nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and inclusive sharing of Florida’s history and heritage. She works to advance the vision, mission and programs of the Florida Trust by collaborating with its 23-member Board of Trustees and leading staff, volunteers, members and partners. Under her leadership the Florida Trust seeks to connect with a broader community to protect places of architectural, historical and archeological importance throughout the state. Her background in historic preservation also includes serving as president of Historic Nashville, consulting for the Tennessee Preservation Trust and collaborating with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She is a frequent presenter and spokesperson for historic preservation initiatives and campaigns. In addition to nonprofit leadership, she is a writer, has led marketing and strategic communications for a publicly traded company and founded and ran her own successful integrated communications firm. In Nashville she was recognized as a Female Entrepreneur to Watch and named to the 2016 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the University of Alabama and a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from the University of Central Florida.


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