CAMP Trainers

Ramona Murphy
Bartos

is Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of North Carolina, and Division Director of the Division of Historical Resources within the Office of Archives and History of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. A native of Georgia, she earned her joint Juris Doctor (cum laude) and Master of Historic Preservation degrees from the University of Georgia, and her Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to entering state public service, Ramona was a private practice attorney and civil mediator for a decade in Georgia, serving a variety of private and local government clients, and has been a legal trainer for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She currently is board President of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

Dan
Becker

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.

Devereaux
Bemis

served as an Architectural Historian and Director with the Mobile Historic Development Commission, a department of the City of Mobile and private not-for-profit organization. He also served on the boards of Restore Mobile, the Downtown Mobile District Management Corporation, and the Maritime Advisory Council of Alabama. A founder of Friends of the DFF African American Heritage Trail of Mobile, he served for many years on the Board of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation serving in every leadership position. 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.

Sharon
Bradley

Sharon Bradley has thirty years of experience as a law librarian and legal instructor. She obtained her law degree from the University of Montana and her Master’s degree in library and information studies from Florida State University. Sharon previously served as a public defender in Florida and has retained her bar membership just in case she wants to return to Florida. She was a member of the Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Historic Preservation Commission for eight years, serving twice as the chair. Sharon was a member of the Hearings Board (zoning appeals) and was appointed to the citizens selection and oversight boards for the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program.

Wade
Broadhead

is a Sr. Planner and Staff to the Historic Preservation Commission in Pueblo, CO (pop 101,000). Previously he served as the Planning Director of Florence, CO (pop 3,400) from 2014-2021 and created their first preservation ordinance and helped them obtain CLG status. Wade has a love for Mid Century History and Engagement, Hispanic/Chicano/Heritage, preservation in low-income settings, public outreach, survey and solving preservation problems with creative planning. In Pueblo, Wade spearheaded the Pueblo Modern Project, a citywide inclusive historic context which also focused on the Chicano civil right movement and all aspect of mid-century development. Pueblo Modern was part of a city-wide historic context project that won the Colorado Governor’s award in 2013 and sparked creative celebrations in the local arts community. Recently, Wade has been utilizing EPA Brownfields funding with historic preservation. Wade also designs and plays historic board games, and has published one to date, Forged in Steel. He has a passion for making older cities more livable with preservation in all aspects of city planning from historic districts to variances.

Adrienne
Burke

is Principal with Community Planning Collaborative, an urban planning and historic preservation consulting practice whose purpose is to elevate the voices and culture of those traditionally excluded from urban planning, land use and zoning. She previously worked in planning in Northeast Florida and Miami-Dade County. Adrienne’s expertise is in cultural and natural resource policy, as well as land development code and comprehensive plan management. Adrienne has a 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 American Institute of Certified Planners and the Florida Bar, Co-Chair of the National Council on Public History’s Advocacy Committee, and a member of the University of Florida’s Urban and Regional Planning Department’s Advisory Council. She lives in Jacksonville, FL.

Monica
Callahan

is the Planning & Development Director for Madison, Georgia. As such, she coordinates comprehensive planning and community development, managing a variety of volunteer public service boards along with related 501c3 organizations and public-private partnership LLCs. Monica serves as the Executive Director for the Downtown Development Authority, coordinating downtown revitalization and urban redevelopment programs. 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
Christman

is a Principal City Planner in Landmark Preservation at the City and County of Denver. Abigail has a varied background having previously worked for consulting firms, Colorado Preservation, Inc., and the University of Colorado Denver. Her experience includes Section 106n consultation, reconnaissance and intensive-level surveys, National Register nominations, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, neighborhood pattern books, preservation tax credit certification, interpretation, public outreach, and serving on the Denver Landmark Commission. 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.

Kinney
Clark

is a GIS Specialist with the NJ State Historic Preservation Office coordinating cultural resources GIS development and other information management initiatives. He also administers HPO’s annual federal funding process, and participates in project development and data coordination for the Certified Local Government sub-grant program. 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
Cook

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.

Lisa
Craig

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

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.

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.

Karen
Gordon

served as the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Officer from 1984 to 2016. In that capacity she served as the director of Seattle’s historic preservation programs. 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
Hays

is a sole Practitioner Attorney, specializing in public affairs and administrative law for 27 years. Her practice is active in areas of government regulation, natural resources, environment, criminal justice and health care. Rory is a former Arizona Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division. She has also served as a Caseworker in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Congressional offices serving as liaison with federal and state agencies for constituent problems. 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.

Lauren
Hoogkamer

is the Principal Planner leading the City of Tacoma's Neighborhood Planning Program. She specializes in equitable outreach, engagement, and communications for planning and preservation issues. For seven years she served as the Assistant Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Tacoma where she managed the outreach and education program (including social media), as well as staffed the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Lauren holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation and an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, as well as a BA/BA in Print Journalism and History and a Minor in Business from the University of Southern California. She has received awards for journalism and poetry and has research published by the World Monuments Fund. Coming from a multicultural/multiracial background, Lauren's goals are to ensure that our built environment represents and meets the needs of our diverse community.

Michael
Houser

As the Architectural Historian for the State of Washington for almost 20 years, Michael has a long record of helping owners understand the architecture and history of their buildings. Houser has a common sense, down-to-earth approach about historic preservation issues and prides himself on simplifying the often complex issues of preserving historic resources. Currently he manages the State and National Register programs for Washington State; as well as Washington’s unique Heritage Barn Program. 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.

Barbara A.M.
Howard

is the Managing Partner and Director of Heritage Preservation for Stonebridge Learning, a continuing education resource for the heritage industry. She develops mobile applications, digital publications, and online courses, empowering people to recognize the significance of historic resources, to preserve them for future generations, and to integrate them into everyday life through redevelopment, lifelong learning, and community conversations. Prior to starting Stonebridge Learning in 2016, Barbara worked for over twenty years in the heritage industry’s for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental sectors, including leading the State Historic Preservation Offices in Iowa and Minnesota and serving as a principal investigator for architectural history surveys. She also works as a historian for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, serves on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and meets the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualification standards for architectural history, historic architecture, and history.

John
Howard

John Howard has over 20 years of experience in various urban planning disciplines during his tenure with the City of Charlotte including program manager for the Charlotte Historic Districts Commission. John’s professional career began as an urban designer working primarily in the city’s oldest neighborhoods where he crafted design guidelines for designated historic neighborhoods and those that could qualify for historic designation. John also worked on zoning regulations to provide flexibility for the rehabilitation of structures in older neighborhoods while allowing new development to blend with existing neighborhood characteristics. Currently, John is the Historic Preservation Manager for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks department. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Beth
Johnson

Beth served the public for 16 years in local historic preservation offices in San Antonio, TX, Covington KY, Austin, TX, and Cincinnati, OH working with various design review boards and administering the local historic preservation regulatory framework. In 2022, Beth transitioned from local municipal preservation work to the local non-profit world and is currently the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, Greater Cincinnati's Historic Preservation advocacy and education organization. Before the nonprofit world, Beth also had extensive work throughout her career in preservation education for higher education, professionals, government officials, and the public. Beth has also rehabbed 4 houses, most recently rehabbing and restoring the Benjamin Dombar House and Studio, and successfully listed it on the National Register of Historic Places. Johnson is a graduate of Ball State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning with a dual major in history and a minor in historic preservation. She received her Master’s degree in historic preservation planning from Cornell University. Beth continues to advance the preservation and planning field through being a governor-appointed member of Ohio's Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board and an Executive Committee member of Ball State University's Planning Advisory Board.

Dr. Leslee F.
Keys

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.

Ken
Kocher

is a native Illinoisan who now calls Madison, Georgia his home. Mr. Kocher received a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Illinois and completed the master’s program in Historic Preservation at the University of Georgia. After graduate school he began his preservation career as the Design Coordinator for Main Street Louisiana and then served as Certified Local Government Coordinator for the State of Mississippi. 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 Madison’s Historic Preservation program.

Adam
Lovelady

Adam Lovelady is an Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work includes teaching and researching matters of community planning and land use law. Before joining the School of Government in 2012, Adam practiced law with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Virginia, where he focused on land use regulation, environmental law, and sustainable development. Prior to his legal work, Adam taught second grade in the Atlanta public schools system as a part of Teach for America. He also worked as a historic preservation consultant in Asheville and Shelby, North Carolina, and he worked for the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Land and 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.

Laurie
Matthews

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.

Michelle M.
McCullough

moved to Winston-Salem in 2003 to begin a career with the City and County in Historic Preservation after finishing her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Michelle has an undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance and Political Economy. Passionate about architecture and history, Forsyth County was a natural fit. Through her career she has staffed the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission assisting with the communities Historic or Historic Overlay Districts and Local Historic Landmarks. However, her greatest talents are seen when she works on larger projects such as organizing opening events for the Winston-Salem Centennial Celebration in 2013; administering the architectural survey update for Winston-Salem and the publication of Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage by Heather Fearnbach; Historic Preservation Month calendar each year in May; and working on special projects encouraging community members to save lesser known buildings and history.

Caitlin
Mee

Caitlin Mee is a Secretary of the Interior Certified Architectural Historian who specializes in regulatory historic preservation. Much of Caitlin's career was spent conducting historic resource surveys throughout the southeast for transportation projects. However, in an effort to craft a holistic skill set in preservation, Caitlin worked as a preservation planner for the City of Houston and as a regional planner providing a multitude of preservation and general planning assistance throughout Middle Georgia. Caitlin believes preservation principles can serve as a solution to many of our Nations issues. In her free time Caitlin likes to spend time with her Cattle Dog Tallulah playing and exploring, gardening, rehabilitating historic wood-framed windows, and being a patron of preservation herself.

Friederike
Mittner

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.

Paige
Pollard

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.

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.)

Jeff
Rosenberg

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
Schedel

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.

Ray
Scriber

is the Director of the Louisiana Main Street program with the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation. He began work with Louisiana Main Street as the staff architect in 2003 and then became state director in 2007. He has also had oversight of Louisiana’s CLG program throughout his tenure with the Division of Historic Preservation. His primary professional experience prior to joining Main Street was in the banking and insurance industries and with Desmond-Cuddeback Architects. 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.

Kate
Singleton

is the Chief Preservation Planner for the City of Dallas. She 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 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.

Chris
Skelly

served as the Director of Local Government Programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission from 1997 to 2021, providing preservation planning guidance to over 400 local boards and commissions across the state. Today, as the founder of Skelly Preservation Services, he provides consultant services to local, regional and state governments on historic preservation planning. His particular interests are preservation commission training, strategic commission guidance, and the preparation of study reports, design guidelines and preservation plans. 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. While at the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Mr. Skelly was also an instructor at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, teaching Cultural Resource Management. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his several decades of experience with students and local commissions.

Amber E.
Stimpson

holds a Bachelor of Arts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Native American Studies from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts from The George Washington University in American Studies/Historic Preservation. 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.

Caroline
Swope

Caroline Swope serves as the historic preservation specialist for Decatur, Alabama. She has been working with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission on broad-based community outreach for sites and histories that have been traditionally overlooked, and on updating historic design review standards for the Architectural Review Board. Decatur won a NAPC Best Practices Award in 2022 for a project centered on community education and engagement. Caroline is currently coordinating with several municipal agencies on streamlining responses for severe storm damage in the historic overlay neighborhoods. Prior to working for the City of Decatur, she served as a founding board member for the Historic Tacoma non-profit and as an independent consultant working with municipal governments, park systems, and school districts, while teaching public history, art history, and architectural history at the University of Washington and the Seattle Community College system for almost a decade. Caroline has worked extensively with the Society of Architectural Historians on producing Archipedia articles for buildings in both Washington State and Alabama and continues architectural research in her spare time. She holds a masters in Historic Preservation from Ball State University, and a doctorate in Architectural History from the University of Washington.

Phil
Thomason

is Principal of Thomason and Associates, a preservation planning firm based in Nashville. Phil has 44 years of experience working with communities across the country on historic preservation projects including cultural resource surveys, design guidelines, National Register nominations and community-wide planning. His firm has completed over 80 design guideline manuals for cities as diverse as Salt Lake City, Madison, Indiana and Montclair, New Jersey.

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.

Chris
Wand

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.

Alex
Westhoff

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.

Jessica R.
Wobig

Jessica R. Wobig is an architectural historian and cultural resources specialist with expertise in preservation planning and cultural resources management. Jessica is well-versed with the standards set forth by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), IFC Performance Standard 8 (Cultural Heritage), and state and local historic preservation laws. Her career started in AmeriCorps with the Ohio History Connection at the City of Cleveland Landmarks Commission in 2010. Since then, her projects have traversed the globe, including the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Africa, Japan, and the Republic of Georgia. She has conducted buildings surveys, documented historic railroad bridges and telescopes, completed oversight and quality control, designed public history or museum exhibits, coordinated agreements, developed preservation plans, and facilitated consultation. She serves as a City of Cleveland Heights Planning Commissioner and is a dedicated volunteer for underrepresented groups facing urgent preservation realities in Greater Cleveland.

Melissa
Wyllie

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.

Robin
Zeigler

Robin Zeigler serves as the historic zoning administrator for the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission. Previously, she served as senior historic preservation planner for the Planning Division of the Salt Lake City Corporation, and the preservation planner with the City County Planning Commission of Warren County, Kentucky. Her experience includes policy development, procedural improvements, commission support, legislation drafting, design guideline creation, and architectural resource surveys. She created and presented a certified preservation course for Realtors in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, and West Virginia. She is also a trainer for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and a former board member of the organization. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Public History Program where she worked for the Center for Historic Preservation. She holds a mini-MBA from Belmont University.

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