Meet the Staff

State Historic Preservation Officer
Allyson Brooks, Ph.D. 
email: Allyson.Brooks@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3066
Overall Program Administration, Budget, Legislative Relations.

Latest Hobbies?  I started kickboxing (and have the bruises to prove it). I also started Crossfit.
What's on your ipod?  Everything from Beethoven to Broadway to the Sex Pistols.
Iphone or Android? I use an Apple iphone for work and a Samsung Galaxy S5 for personal use.  It's like being ambidextrous. 
First job? Making french fries at Burger King.
First Album? Hunky Dory - David Bowie.

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Greg Griffith
email: Greg.Griffith@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3073
Comprehensive Planning, Environmental Project Review.

 

BUILT ENVIRONMENT UNIT

State Architectural Historian
Michael Houser
email: Michael.Houser@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3076
National Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, Heritage Barn Register, Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Assessing the importance of your historic property.

First Car? Believe it or not... A "pink" 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible.
Latest read?  The Split Level Trap by Richard Gordon - 1960
Favorite Architect? Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris - otherwise known as Le Corbusier. 
Pets? LuLu (German Short-Haired Pointer), Jonah (Beta Fish), and Sparky (Domestic Shorthair Cat)
Summer Project?  Painting the house!  Looking for help!
Hobbies?  Creating the annual homemade Houser Family Christmas Card. Past designs include a playbill, an Oly-Girls Catalogue, and sratch-off lottery style tickets.

Certified Local Government Coordinator & Survey Program Manager
Vacant
email:
(360) 586-3074
Certified Local Government Programs, Certified Local Government Grants, Historic Property Survey & Inventory, Historic Preservation Month and Archaeology Month Posters, DAHP Blog.

Historical Architect
Nicholas Vann
email: Nicholas.Vann@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3079
Investment Tax Credit, Environmental Review of Historic Buildings, Heritage Capital Grants.

First car?  Power Wheels. Red. "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"
Guilty pleasure? Watching TV court shows and playing with LEGOs.
Pets?: Walter - a Great Dane / German Shepherd rescue puppy, Edwin (who looks like a butler) - a Tuxedo cat, and Ella - a Russian Blue rescue cat.
Pet Peeve: Bad Mexican food, and when Houser makes up profile info about me before I can input info myself!
Favorite place to visit? You mean I have to pick one?! Definitely New Orleans.

Preservation Design Reviewer
Russell Holter
email: Russell.Holter@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3533
Historic Preservation Design Review and Consultation, National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, training coordination.

First car?   A 1962 Dodge Swinger with a typewriter-style transmission selector.  I didn’t go on many dates.
Are you technologically challenged? Yes, that is why I don’t twitter, which just sounds weird to me.  It also bugs me when people try to converse with me in text.  Here’s an example, I see this all the time: “I.D.K.” what does that mean?
Pet: Angus--a black Scottish terrier.  Very handsome.
Pet Peeve: People who blow their nose at the table.
Hobbies?  I am a writer.  I have written one book: Rails To Paradise; and several manuscripts including Clams On the Roof, about my days working at KBRD, KAYO, and KGY.  Come to think of it…that book might never get published.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY UNIT

State Physical Anthropologist
Guy Tasa , Ph.D.
email: Guy.Tasa@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3534
Human Remains Identification, Preservation, Excavation, and Repatriation; RCWs 27.44, 68.50, 68.60

What was your first car? 1970 Buick Skylark with big wide tires and lots of chrome.
What is your Biggest Pet Peeve: I can't eat meat on the bone!  Weird I know!!
What are your hobbies when your not busy at work? 
Pez Collecting, 20th Century Military History and closet geneologist.
Are you technologically challenged?
No... but I don't let anyone know that.
Do you have any Pets?: Nootka - Minature American Eskimo Terrier Mix, Baghera & Penelope - Tuxedo Cats

Assistant State Physical Anthropologist
Juliette Vogel
email: Juliette.Vogel@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3075
Human Remains Identification, Preservation, Excavation, and Repatriation; RCWs 27.44, 68.50, 68.60

Cemetery Database Cartographer
Susan Goff
email: Susan.Goff@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3071
Development of statewide cemetery database and program.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT

State Archaeologist
Rob Whitlam, Ph.D.
email: Rob.Whitlam@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3080
Archaeology, Environmental Review of Federal Projects involving Archaeology,  Section 106 and GEO-0505, Volunteer Opportunities in Archaeology, Archaeology and Oil Spill Response.

What do you drive?  My fisrt car was a 1968 Austin 1300. Now it’s a 1962 Land Rover Series IIA.
What are your hobbies when you’re not busy at work?   Tinkering on the Land Rover.
Are you technologically challenged? No... and I prefer Ubuntu.. open source.
Do you have any Pets? Cisco—the Wonder dog, a rescue Chihuahua

Assistant State Archaeologist
Stephenie Kramer
email: Stephenie.Kramer@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3083
Archaeology, Native American Burial Excavation Permits and Washington State Archaeological Excavation Permits, Data Sharing Agreements for GIS, and Rules Coordinator.

Transportation Archaeologist
Matthew Sterner                        
email: Matthew.Sterner@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3082
Archaeology and Native American issues relating to transportation projects.

What is your name? It is Arthur, King of the Britons.
What is your quest?  To seek the Holy Grail.
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

Transportation Archaeologist
Lance Wollwage, Ph.D. 
email: Lance.Wollwage@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3536
Archaeology and Native American issues relating to transportation projects.

What do you have that most others lack? Mandibular tori
What do you lack that most others have? Xyphoid process
What odd truth have you learned through experience? After soaking and screening woodrat middens, the smell of amberat stays in your nose for days.
What do you read besides project proposals, consultation letters, and cultural resource reports? I am working through the list of Science Fiction Grand Masters. 

Local Government Archaeologist
Gretchen Kaehler
email: Gretchen.Kaehler@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3088
Archaeology and Native American issues relating to local government projects and SEPA.

Why did you want to become an archaeologist?  I didn’t.  I wanted to be a veterinarian and then I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark!
Favorite Vacation: A month in Romania, playing with gypsy children, hiking in the Carpathians, getting locked in a graveyard at dusk, and sampling some very interesting cheeses.
What are your hobbies when you’re not busy at work?  Traveling, hiking, running, reading, and volunteering at a horse rescue because I don’t have room for a horse of my own.
Biggest Weaknesses? Coffee, low-budget zombie movies and large dogs.
Do you have any Pets? Oreo – Tuxedo cat, Toby-Garfield cat, Clyde-Beagle, Misty-Great Pyrenees (satisfies my weakness for large dogs and takes the edge off not having my own horse).


RECORDS MANAGEMENT UNIT

Site Records Manager
Rick Anderson
email: Rick.Anderson@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3070
GIS Data Management, Site Records and Inventory Research Management, and Public Records Officer.

Favorite food: a tie between French and Vietnamese
Most challenging travel: trains in India
Favorite band/music: The National
Highest elevation dancing: community center on Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru, 13K+ ft
Next overseas travel destination: Myanmar (Burma)

GIS Cultural Resource Analyst 
Morgan McLemore
email: Morgan.Mclemore@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3081
GIS quality control, database administration, Issuance of Archaeological Site Numbers and Forest Practice Application Review.

Resource Protection
Annie Strader
email: Annie.Strader@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3078
GIS Cartographer.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

Financial Manager
Loren Doolittle
email: Loren.Doolittle@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3072
Financial management, grants and budget.

What is your favorite pastime? Going to auto races.
What is your favorite activity at the beach? Extracting clams for clam chowder.
What's nice about about my age?
Hanging with my grandchildren.
Why did I choose accounting as a career? For employment.

Executive Assistant
Beverly Ubias
email: beverly.ubias@dahp.wa.gov
(360) 586-3077
Assistant to the director and office support.

 

 

Sep
19
2014