Company Principals

Kerri 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 30 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 I

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.

Luke Donohue, MA, RPA
Project Archaeologist I

Mr. Donohue has nearly a decade of diverse experience in archaeology, including Phase I, II, and III fieldwork in the eastern United States. He has conducted and led Phase I archaeological surveys in over 30 states, including Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia involving both precontact and historic-period resources. Mr. Donohue also has extensive experience with researching, writing, and editing CRM reports in both telecommunication and transportation industries.

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 I

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 History Program Coordinator

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 I

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.

Jonathan Valalik
Field Director-Architectural History

Mr. Valalik has extensive experience completing reconnaissance-level architectural surveys and a strong familiarity with documenting and photographing buildings. His education at The College of Charleston focused on architectural history and historic preservation. In addition to survey and documentation experience, he has also spent a significant amount of time working with the Virginia Cultural Resource Information System, as well as historic tax credit consulting. His primary responsibilities include architectural field surveys, archival research, and report writing.

 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 Combs, 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 Rubsam
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.