These Are the Preservationists in Your Neighborhood

There are many different professions that make up the whole of historic preservation work and a diverse array of people are part of the preservation community.

Below, you will find a variety of professions, regions of the country, and people who work in historic preservation.

Participants were asked questions about their own backgrounds and professional endeavors and what they were currently working on. Also, they answered what they feel is important for preserving heritage in their community.

Fenella G. France, PhD, Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Faye Anderson, Director, All That Philly Jazz, Philadelphia, PA

Niya Bates, Director of African American History and Getting Word Oral History Project at Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

Emily Hotaling Eig, Founder and CEO of EHT Traceries, Inc., Architectural Historian, Washington, D.C.

Nathaniel C. Guest, Attorney and Executive Director and Founder, Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, Boyertown, PA

Steve Phan, Historian and Park Ranger, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

Mark A. Rodman, Executive Director, Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Lansing, Michigan

Tersh Boasberg, Community Icon, Washington, DC

Juliet Cutler, Interpretive Planner and Exhibit Developer, Atlanta, Georgia

Laurel Bartlett, PhD Candidate in the Planning, Design, and Built Environment Program, Clemson, South Carolina

Carolyn Gimbal, Masters Degree Candidate and Intern, Cleveland Restoration Society, Wilmington, NC 

Macy Miller, Architectural Designer and Tiny House Advocate, Boise, ID

Dennis Arguelles of Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown

Patricia O’Donnell, Landscape Architect and Urban Planner, Founder of Heritage Landscapes, LLC

Cassie Chinn, Deputy Executive Director, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA

Nicholas Patrick, Architectural Conservator at Aeon Preservation Services LLC, Bladensburg, MD

Shelly Hargrove, Main Street Coordinator, Georgetown, TX

Jay Vogt, South Dakota State Historic Preservation Officer

Abby Gautreau, PhD candidate, Middle Tennessee State University

Robert M. Gurley, Director of Advocacy at the Preservation Society of Charleston (SC)

Kyle Smitley, Entrepreneur, Detroit, Michigan

Daniel Hoisington, Preservation Consultant, Minnesota

Joyce Barrett, Executive Director of Heritage Ohio

Kaitlin O'Shea, Historic Preservation Specialist, Vermont DOT

Chuck Niquette, President and CEO of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky

Anne Moore, Principal Investigator, Gray & Pape, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Richard Laub, professor, Georgia State University

Chris Pattillo, landscape architect, Oakland, CA

D. Rae Gould, PhD, Native American Program Specialist, Washington, DC

Paul LaRue, history educator, Washington Court House, Ohio

Jennifer Coleman, Chair, Cleveland Landmarks Commission, Cleveland, Ohio

Laurie Kay Sommers, Ph.D., Folklorist and Independent Consultant, Michigan

Constance Lai, Historic Preservation Manager, Grunley Construction, Washington DC

Frank Edgerton Martin, Design Journalism/Historic Landscape Preservation, Minnesota

Ruth Lambert, Ph.D., Cultural Program Director, San Juan Mountains Association, Colorado

Carl D. Halbirt, City Archaeologist for St. Augustine, Florida

Greta Gustavson, community advocate, Norfolk, VA

Buffalo's Young Preservationists, Buffalo, New York

University of Florida Historic Preservation Student and Alumni Organization, Gainesville, Florida

Jenny Hay, Senior Management Analyst, City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation, San Antonio, Texas

Lauren Northup, Director of Museums, Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina

Philip L. Walker, AICP, Principal: The Walker Collaborative, Nashville, Tennessee

Raymond J. Cannetti, Master Brick and Stone Mason, St. Mary’s City, Maryland

Renee Novak, Field Director for the Preservation Maryland Preservation Resource Center on Main Street, Ellicott City, MD

Molly Kerr, Founding Director, History Revealed, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Cheryle Caputo, Cemetery Preservationist/Gravestone Conservator, Plymouth, MA

Kelly G. Marsh (Taitano), Professor and Cultural Preservationist, Guam

William Johnson, Curator/Team Leader, tribal cultural resource management, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Loren Me’-lash-ne Bommelyn, tradition bearer and teacher, Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation of northern California and southern Oregon

Brian Tibbs, architect and chairman of Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

Ignacio (Nash) Camacho, Traditional Navigator, Guam