Staff

 


Principals

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

Dr. Barile has over 20 years of 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 over 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).

Mike CarmodyMichael L. Carmody, MA, RPA
Vice President/ Principal Investigator

Mr. Carmody has over 20 years of experience in the field of archaeology and cultural resource management with the last 10 years focusing on archaeology in the transportation and energy sectors. 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

JoeJoseph Blondino
Field Director

Mr. Blondino has over 10 years of experience doing archaeology in the Mid-Atlantic region in both 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.

Emily CalhounEmily Calhoun, MA, RPA
Report Manager

Ms. Calhoun has over eight years of professional experience in the field of archaeology and has had the opportunity to work 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.

AHKristi Chase, MFA
Architectural Historian

Ms. Chase has over five years of professional experience in the field of archival and historic research, architectural history, and cultural resource management and has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of geographic locations including Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. She has been involved in several reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys including bridge surveys, archival research projects, and National Register of Historic Places nominations.

KerryKerry S. González, MA, RPA
Lab Manager

Ms. González has over 16 years of 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.

BradD. Brad Hatch, Ph.D., RPA
Project Archaeologist/Archaeological Staff Manager

Dr. Hatch has over 10 years 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 KleinMike Klein, Ph.D.
Senior Archaeologist

Dr. Klein, Dovetail’s senior archaeologist, has over 25 years of 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.

BillBill Liebeknecht, MA, RPA
Regional Manager

Mr. Liebeknecht has over 30 years of experience in 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.

KevinKevin McCloskey
Crew Chief

Mr. McCloskey has over seven years of professional experience in the field of archaeology as it relates to cultural resource management. He has had 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.

CurtisCurtis McCoy, MS, RPA
GIS Manager/Project Archaeologist

Mr. McCoy has over eight years of professional experience in the fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Adobe products, Archaeology, and Geomorphology and has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of geographic and demographic settings in both Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas.

SeanSean Maroney
Senior Historian

Mr. Maroney has over fifteen years of professional experience in the field of historic research, architectural history, and cultural resource management. He has completed numerous research projects across the Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States, including National Register of Historic Places and local landmark nominations and associated investigations. His responsibilities at Dovetail include primary source research, oral histories, and reconnaissance and intensive architectural assessments.

AdrianaAdriana Moss
Architectural Historian

Ms. Moss has experience in many preservation-related fields including architectural history, archaeology, and historic research. Her current role at Dovetail is as an architectural historian. Prior to joining the architectural history staff, 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 D$ PecklerDanae Peckler, MHP
Architectural Historian

Ms. Peckler has over 10 years of 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.

HeatherHeather D. Staton, MHP
Architectural Historian

Ms. Staton has over six years of professional experience in the field of historic research, architectural history, and cultural resource management and has had 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.

MichelleMichelle Salvato
GIS Technician/Lab Assistant

Ms. Salvato has extensive training in cultural resource management, curatorial practices, archival research, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Her responsibilities include the production of maps and graphics, as well as processing, curation, conservation, transportation, and proper storage of artifact collections from a variety of cultural resource management projects.

Jonas 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.

CaitlinCaitlin Sylvester, MHP
Field Director

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.


Administrative Staff

NickiNicki Sauvageau, MA, MBA
Operations Manager

In addition to a background in operations management, Ms. Sauvageau has over 10 years of 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.

AlinaAlina 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 over seven years of experience in office management and many more 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.

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Marketing Coordinator

Ms. Grooms has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of business administration, coupled with a background in marketing and graphic design. Ms. Grooms’ responsibilities are focused on the creation and maintenance of Dovetail’s marketing materials and website, assisting in refining and implementing the company’s marketing plan, and management of Dovetail’s on-call contracts.