Staff


Company Principals

Kerri S. Barile, PhD, RPA
President/Principal Investigator

Dr. Barile has comprehensive professional experience in the fields of cultural resource management (CRM), archaeology, architectural history, and historic research. In addition to her 28 years of technical experience, she is an expert in cultural resource regulations and coordinating complex projects under various federal, state, and local legislation, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. Her work has included many multi-state projects involving scores of consulting parties and agencies, as well as the development of Programmatic Agreements and Memorandum of Agreements. She has also taught university courses in historic preservation and preservation law, architectural history, and archaeology and published numerous professional articles on her studies, including articles in Historical Archaeology, The Journal of Fredericksburg History, and several National Register of Historic Places nominations. Dr. Barile is also active in the community, serving on almost two dozen boards and commissions.

Michael 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. His knowledge of various federal, state, and local preservation regulations, as well as his vast experience working with tribal consultation, has greatly aided a host of preservation and development initiatives. Outside of Dovetail, Mr. Carmody is very active in the community, serving on the board of Fredericksburg Main Street and coaching local youth sports teams.


Project Management Staff

Kevin Barni, MA
Architectural Historian

Mr. Barni has over 10 years of experience in the field of cultural resource management specializing in the preservation of resources in the Mid-Atlantic. He received a B.A. in Art Conservation in 2012 and an M.A. in Historic Preservation in 2016 from the University of Delaware. Prior to coming to Dovetail he worked for the University of Delaware’s Center for Historic Architecture and Design for many years and before that was the Delaware Historical Marker Program Coordinator. He is a skilled researcher and is well versed in intensive HABS- level documentation of historic resources.

Joseph Blondino
Field Director-Archaeology

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, Maryland, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania. Although his primary academic training is as an archaeologist, he has extensive training in geology, geomorphology, and soil science. Joe’s work had been published in regional journals as well as in edited volumes on Middle Atlantic archaeology.

Kyle Edwards, MA, RPA
Project Archaeologist

Mr. Edwards has more than 10 years of experience in North American archaeology, including fieldwork and research on sites in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Virginia. While he has experience with a variety of site types, Mr. Edwards specializes in historical archaeology as well as methods in environmental and landscape archaeology.  He has also received additional training in cultural resource compliance with federal legislation, such as Section 106, NEPA, and Section 4(f). Beyond research, Mr. Edwards remains active in the fields of archaeology and historic preservation, serving as program co-chair for the 2022 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology and having previously been a member of the Delaware State Review Board.

Kerry S. González, MA, RPA
Lab Manager/Project Archaeologist II

Ms. González has extensive professional experience in the field of archaeology and collections management. As lab manager, Ms. González manages the laboratory and assures quality control over the entire laboratory process including detailed artifact identification and analysis, coordinating with project managers on deadlines, and preparing collections for final curation. As Project Archaeologist she directs projects ranging from Phase I surveys to Phase III on a variety of sites. Ms. González is chair of the Society for Historical Archaeology Curation and Collections Management committee as well as a member of the Archaeological Collections Consortium. She also sits on a number of other committees related to collections management. She has several publications, including contributions in Northeast Historical Archaeology and New Life for Archaeological Collections, and she often presents new research at national and regional professional conferences.

Patrick Johnson, PhD, RPA
Project Archaeologist

Dr. Johnson’s professional experience in archaeology, history, and museum studies includes cultural resource management as well as academic research. His experience ranges from survey and site identification to data recovery excavation on archaeological sites in Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia, Delaware, Mexico, and Chile. He often presents new research at professional conferences and has taught university courses in archaeology and anthropology. In addition to several site reports, he has published in Native South and reviewed for American Antiquity, Southeastern Archaeology, the Journal of Field Archaeology, and History: Review of New Books.

Bill Liebeknecht, MA, RPA
Project Archaeologist II

Mr. Liebeknecht’s abundant experience includes writing and implementing 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. At Dovetail, Mr. Liebeknecht also assists in marketing and business development in addition to his primary role as an archaeologist, conducting excavations and authoring reports for all phases of excavations. He has authored numerous articles in the Archaeological Society of New Jersey Bulletin, Occasional Publications in Northeastern Anthropology, the Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Delaware, Pennsylvania Archaeologist, the Trenton Potteries, Newsletter of the Potteries of Trenton Society, the Victorian Ceramics Group Newsletter and Ceramics in America. He also authored chapters in regional books on historic archaeology.

Kevin McCloskey
Field Director-Archaeology

Mr. McCloskey’s has immense professional experience in the field of archaeology, particularly in the cultural resource management field. He has had the opportunity to work on and lead Phase I, II and III archaeological projects, in a wide range of geographic and archaeological settings at archaeological sites in Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He has also authored papers for presentation at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.

Andy Martin, MA
Project Archaeologist

Mr. Martin has nearly two decades of experience in the field of archaeology in both CRM and research excavations. He has had the opportunity to work on and lead numerous pre-contact, historic, and cemetery excavations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and New Hampshire.  Mr. Martin has also been published in the Journal of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey, authored numerous Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference papers, and is a coauthor on a forthcoming volume on the Ness of Brodgar excavations in Orkney, Scotland.

Adriana 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 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. She has led and produced reports for several reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys and archival research projects across the Mid Atlantic and contributes to proposal development. She is currently a member of the City of Fredericksburg’s Architectural Review Board and volunteers for local preservation organizations.

Danae 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 Dovetail responsibilities include managerial and technical tasks associated with historic cultural resource investigations and historic tax credit applications, archival research, contextual analysis, and architectural documentation of historic properties across the Mid-Atlantic. Mrs. Peckler has used her knowledge to complete projects throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Barn Alliance, the Victorian Society in America’s Summer Schools Selection Committee, and locally for the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Kurtis Rogers, MA
Field Director-Architectural History

Mr. Rogers’ experience in digitalization and presentation of historic resources includes academia and working with local community partners. He received his B.S in History as well as Public History Certificate from Western Carolina University, and an M.A in Museum Studies from UNC Greensboro. His skills range from exhibit design, website design, and intensive research. Prior to coming to Dovetail he interned with his local planning department, developed a website highlighting Underground Railroad depots, and worked with a historic home to create an exhibit showcasing the resource’s involvement in the historic Greenbook Motorist Guide.

Jonas Schnur
Crew Chief

Mr. Schnur has been working in CRM since 2013. During that time he has had the opportunity to work on and help lead scores of Phase I, II, and III archaeological projects. Mr. Schnur has worked in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri. His projects have ranged from small reconnaissance evaluations to studies of hundreds of acres to identify and evaluate archaeological resources.

Heather D. Staton, MHP
Architectural History Division 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, New Jersey, 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. In addition to performing technical tasks and leading the architectural history division, her responsibilities include client and agency consultation, preparation of proposals, and project and budget management.

Mical Tawney, MA
Architectural Historian

Ms. Tawney has extensive experience in completing reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys. She has a strong familiarity with documenting and photographing buildings, as well as extensive experience completing archival and historic research through the use of primary and secondary resources. Her studies at the University of Virginia focused on early American art and architectural history; her thesis centered on Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum. In addition to her experience conducting research, Ms. Tawney has several years of museum experience, and she has a working knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.


 GIS and Production Staff

Curtis McCoy, MS, RPA
GIS Manager/Project Archaeologist I

Mr. McCoy’s comprehensive professional experience in the fields of 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. In addition to his GIS expertise, he also serves as a Project Archaeologist, helping to run a myriad of archaeological projects throughout the mid-Atlantic area. Mr. McCoy also currently serves as the President of the Archaeological Society of Delaware.

Marina Tinkcom, MA, RPA
Report Manager

As Report Manager at Dovetail, Ms. Tinkcom maintains quality assurance and quality control on written products, ensures required guidelines are met, provides technical edits, and manages and mentors technical staff on processes and standards for reports and other deliverables. Ms. Tinkcom has a professional background in managerial archaeological field experience in cultural resource management, research, technical report writing, GIS mapping, and collections management. She is a certified FAA Part 107 drone pilot, and has been involved in all facets of a variety of projects at the state level and abroad.


Administrative Staff

Nicki Sauvageau, MA, MBA, RPA
Operations Manager

In addition to a background in operations management, Ms. Sauvageau has considerable professional experience in archaeology and cultural resource management, having performed and supervised all phases of archaeological fieldwork throughout the United States, including authoring and coauthoring 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. Outside of Dovetail, Nicki serves as the Treasurer of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) and co-chairs ACRA’s Metrics and Standards Committee.

Alina D’Isidoro
Financial Assistant

As Dovetail’s financial assistant, Ms. D’Isidoro is the key personnel for the preparation of invoices and performing many other financial tasks. She has worked with billing for Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Delaware, among others, 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.

Gaynell Murrell
Business Administration Specialist

Ms. Murrell has extensive professional experience in accounting and management.  As the Business Administration Specialist for Dovetail, she provides direct support to upper management to facilitate the day-to-day administrative oversight of the company, primarily in areas related to company finances and the accounting and project management database. Responsibilities also extend to benefits administration; coordination with other administrative and technical staff; and data gathering and interpretation to support company decision-making and long-term strategy development.