Staff


Kerri S. Barile, Ph.D., RPA, President/Principal Investigator - PhotoKerri S. Barile, Ph.D., RPA
President/Principal Investigator

Dr. Barile has comprehensive professional experience in the fields of archaeology, architectural history, historic research, and cultural resource management (CRM). She has directed the excavation of a wide array of archaeological sites and has recorded and researched an abundance of historic buildings, structures, districts, and objects in Delaware, Maryland, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., among others. She has written and contributed to more than 300 CRM reports. In addition to CRM experience, Dr. Barile has taught university courses in historic preservation and preservation law, architectural history, and archaeology. She has also published numerous professional articles and papers on her studies, including articles in Historical Archaeology, The Journal of Fredericksburg History, and several National Register of Historic Places nominations.  Dr. Barile is a registered professional archaeologist (RPA).

Michael L. Carmody, MA, RPA, Vice President/Principal Investigator - PhotoMichael L. Carmody, MA, RPA
Vice President/Principal Investigator

Mr. Carmody has considerable experience in the field of archaeology and cultural resource management with a focus on archaeology in the transportation and energy sectors within recent years. He has directed excavations of a wide array of archaeological sites in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and has written and contributed extensively to CRM reports. His current responsibilities at Dovetail include managerial and technical tasks associated with archaeological assessments and Phase I, II and III excavations, and consultation with and representation of clients before state and national review agencies. Additionally, Mr. Carmody serves as business manager for Dovetail and is a registered professional archaeologist.


Project Staff

Joseph Blondino - Field Director - PhotoJoseph Blondino
Field Director

Mr. Blondino’s substantial experience in archaeology in the Mid-Atlantic region includes academia and cultural resource management. His experience ranges from survey and site identification to data recovery excavation on archaeological sites in Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Although his primary academic training is as an archaeologist, he has extensive training in geology, geomorphology, and soil science.

Varna Boyd, Senior Project ManagerVarna Boyd, MA, RPA
Senior Project Manager

Ms. Boyd has extensive professional experience in design, management, and technical execution of historical and archaeological investigations. She has managed reconnaissance and intensive investigations on prehistoric and historic sites throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Ms. Boyd also has experience in complying with federal, state, and local regulations, and has successfully worked with State Historic Preservation Offices to develop work plans and create Memoranda of Agreement and Programmatic Agreements for cultural resources management projects.

Melissa Butler, MHP - Field Director - PhotoMelissa Butler, MHP
Field Director

Ms. Butler’s experience includes knowledge in a variety of historic resources across time periods, from 1798 direct tax inventories to 1960s ranch houses. She has experience and training in architectural survey through archival research, photography, measured drawing, and more. She is trained in many aspects of historic preservation.

Emily Calhoun, MA, RPA, Report Manager - PhotoEmily Calhoun, MA, RPA
Report Manager

Ms. Calhoun’s professional experience in the field of archaeology includes working in a wide range of geographic and archaeological settings at sites in Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Colorado. She is a registered professional archaeologist and serves as Dovetail’s archaeological report manager and is responsible for assuring that reports and other written media meet internal and external quality control procedures.

Kerry S. Gonzalez, MA, RPA - Lab Manager - Photo

Kerry S. González, MA, RPA
Lab Manager

Ms. González’s tremendous professional experience in the field of archaeology and historical research and has participated in a wide array of excavations in Virginia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York. As lab director, Ms. González manages the laboratory and assures quality control over the process of washing artifacts, detailed artifact identification and analysis, coordinating with project managers on deadlines, and preparing collections for final curation.

D. Brad Hatch, Ph.D., RPA- Project Archaeologist/Archaeological Staff Manager - PhotoD. Brad Hatch, Ph.D., RPA
Archaeology Staff Manager

Dr. Hatch has a wealth of experience in the field of archaeology working in private, public, and academic settings. His responsibilities at Dovetail include the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of archaeological sites and the production of reports for all phases of archaeological investigations.  Dr. Hatch is a registered professional archaeologist and his experience includes archaeological investigations in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, and Tennessee on sites ranging in date from the Late Archaic period through the twentieth century.

Mike Klein, Ph.D. Senior Archaeologist - PhotoMike Klein, Ph.D.
Senior Archaeologist

Dr. Klein, Dovetail’s senior archaeologist, has immense experience in writing and implementing cultural resource management research designs. He has worked on projects throughout the eastern United States, and has directed numerous archaeological surveys and excavations on prehistoric and historic sites, with a focus on the Middle Atlantic Region. His research focuses on the study of prehistoric settlement patterns, the creation of predictive models, the analysis of prehistoric ceramics and lithics, and the use of quantitative methods to study the prehistory of Eastern North America.

Bill Liebeknecht, MA, RPA, Regional Manager - PhotoBill Liebeknecht, MA, RPA
Regional Manager

Mr. Liebeknecht’s abundant experience includes writing and implementing cultural resource management (CRM) research designs. He has worked on CRM projects in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and has directed numerous archaeological surveys and excavations on prehistoric and historic sites, with a focus on the material culture of the Middle Atlantic Region. He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and has a 40-hour supervisory, and confined space OSHA certification. At Dovetail, Mr. Liebeknecht serves as a senior archaeologist and assists in marketing, managing projects and preparing technical reports.

Kevin McCloskey - Field Director - PhotoKevin McCloskey
Field Director

Mr. McCloskey’s immense professional experience in the field of archaeology, as it relates to cultural resource management, has given him the opportunity to work on Phase I, II and III projects, in a wide range of geographic and archaeological settings at archaeological sites in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Florida, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Curtis McCoy, MS, RPA - GIS Manager/Project Archaeologist - PhotoCurtis McCoy, MS, RPA
GIS Manager/Project Archaeologist

Mr. McCoy’s comprehensive professional experience in the fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Adobe products, Archaeology, and Geomorphology has given him the opportunity to work in a wide range of geographic and demographic settings in both Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Peru. His expertise in graphics is a distinct asset to Dovetail in report generation.

Adriana Moss - Architectural Historian - PhotoAdriana Moss
Architectural Historian

Ms. Moss has considerable experience in many preservation-related fields including architectural history, archaeology, and historic research. Prior to joining the architectural history staff here at Dovetail, Ms. Moss served as the archaeology lab assistant.  Her vast knowledge in both above- and below-ground resources make her a great addition to the architectural history staff.

Danae Peckler, MHP Architectural Historian - PhotoDanae Peckler, MHP
Architectural Historian

Ms. Peckler has extensive professional experience in the field of historic preservation working in the private, public, and academic sectors. Her responsibilities include technical tasks associated with primary and secondary source research, oral histories, reconnaissance and intensive architectural assessments, as well as cultural landscape interpretation and evaluation. Her experience includes cultural resource investigations in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, and Kentucky.

Heather D. Staton, MHP Architectural Historian - PhotoHeather D. Staton, MHP
Architectural History Staff Manager

Ms. Staton’s professional experience in the fields of historic research, architectural history, and cultural resource management has provided her the opportunity to work in a wide range of geographic locations including Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, and Kentucky. She is key author on several cultural resource reports and while at Dovetail has led several reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys, archival research projects, and National Register of Historic Places nominations.

Jonas Schnur - Crew Chief - PhotoJonas Schnur
Crew Chief

Mr. Schnur has been working in CRM since 2013. During that time he has had the opportunity to work on phase I, II, and III projects. Mr. Schnur has worked in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri.

Caitlin Sylvester, MHP Architectural Historian - Photo Caitlin Sylvester, MHP
Architectural Historian

Ms. Sylvester has training and experience in conducting reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys through the use of photography and documentation, as well as with archival and historical research. She is proficient in a range of computer programs such as ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign. Her master’s thesis involved an architectural evaluation, archival research, and GIS analysis of Germantown—an early-eighteenth century German community in Virginia.

Katherine Watts, MA
Field Director

Ms. Watts has varied archival and historic research experience, including working with deeds, plats, wills, and probate inventories ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. She has completed fieldwork and research in several states on the east coast, including Virginia and South Carolina. In addition to her extensive familiarity with conducting in-depth research and assisting with National Register of Historic Places nominations, Ms. Watts brings a knowledge of enhanced technologies, such as 3D laser scanning, ground-penetrating radar, and photogrammetry, to Dovetail.


Administrative Staff

Nicki Sauvageau, MA, MBA Operations Manager - PhotoNicki Sauvageau, MA, MBA
Operations Manager

In addition to a background in operations management, Ms. Sauvageau has considerable  professional experience in archaeology and cultural resource management, performing and supervising all phases of archaeological fieldwork in Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Virginia, and has authored and coauthored numerous cultural resource management reports. Her responsibilities at Dovetail include day-to-day management of company operations, including HR administration, hiring, finance and accounting, and business planning.

Alina D'Isidoro - Financial Assistant - PhotoAlina D’Isidoro
Financial Assistant

As Dovetail’s financial assistant, Ms. D’Isidoro is the key personnel for the preparation of invoices. She has worked with billing for Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Delaware as well as a variety of individual clients. Ms. D’Isidoro has experience in office management and in the field as a project coordinator. Additional duties include human resources, account reconciliation, State and Federal certifications and registration, and management of day to day operations.