DAVID W. MOORE, JR.
David W. Moore, Jr., has been involved in all aspects of historic preservation and cultural resource management since 1977 when he graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in History. After working at the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and as an independent consultant, he was a co-founder of Hardy·Heck·Moore, Inc. in 1983. Since then, he has directed most of HHM’s cultural and historic resources surveys and National Register nominations. He has also prepared, supervised, and/or undertaken extensive archival research, management plans, mitigative documentation, cultural landscape studies, and architectural analyses of a wide range of historic and architectural resources throughout Texas and the rest of the nation. Mr. Moore has been instrumental in developing and customizing databases for cultural resources surveys. He possesses vast experience in the regulatory compliance process and has extensive knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Mr. Moore meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards as a Historian.
As a founding partner, Marlene Elizabeth Heck has conducted architectural surveys and studies throughout the country. She took her B.A. in History from the University of Texas-Austin, a Masters of Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in the Texas and Virginia state historic preservation offices, where she prepared scores of National Register nominations. Dr. Heck has taught at the University of Virginia, Texas A&M University, and the University of Vermont. She currently teaches architectural history and American studies courses at Dartmouth College while coordinating the New England region projects for HHM. She has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals and was the author of The Blair House: The Presidents Guest House.
Dr. Heck’s work focuses on the architectural and social history of America’s early national period. She is particularly interested in vernacular building traditions and the way 18th-century building design was altered to respond to new social and cultural practices crafted in the years following the Revolution. She is at work on a pair of articles on America’s 18th-century Palladian architectural tradition, and has begun research for an architectural and social history of Portsmouth, NH in the years just following the Revolution. Extensive travel in the Near and Middle East has permitted her to document the work of American architectural firms who built in those regions during the 1970s and 1980s.
EMILY THOMPSON PAYNE
Since joining HHM in 2006, Emily has served as field manager and architectural historian for numerous preservation planning projects, including the New Braunfels Historic Resources Survey, the Historic Resources Survey of Georgetown, Texas, the Historic Structures Report for Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in Las Vegas, Nevada, and transportation planning projects across Texas. She additionally was a primary author of Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A Nationwide Historic Context Survey of United States Army Reserve Centers, funded with a Legacy grant from the Department of Defense. Prior to joining HHM, Emily worked with the Texas Historical Commission in the Division of Architecture. She holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History and English from The University of Virginia.
Since joining HHM in 2003, Dr. Tara Dudley has conducted historical archival research and written reports for diverse preservation and cultural resource management projects. Dr. Dudley has extensive field experience and has prepared cultural and historic resource surveys, National Register nominations, design guidelines, interpretive programs, and historic furnishings reports and implementation plans. She has technical expertise in database development and the requirements of HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, material handling, and processing. Dr. Dudley also has varied experience with projects involving mitigative recording and historical interpreting. Her professional and academic work explores preservation issues on local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Dudley received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Princeton University and her Master of Science in Architectural Studies (Historic Preservation) from The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in Architecture (Architectural History) from UT-Austin. Dr. Dudley’s dissertation “Ownership, Engagement, and Entrepreneurship: the gens de couleur libres and the Architecture of Antebellum New Orleans, 1820-1850,” examines the architectural activities of New Orleans’ gens de couleur libres (free people of color); their influence on the physical growth of New Orleans; and the historical, cultural, and socio-economic implications of their contributions to nineteenth-century American architecture.
Since joining the firm in 2008, Shonda has spent most of her time under contract at the Texas Department of Transportation as a historic preservation specialist working on environmental clearance for roadway projects. Since her full-time return to HHM in 2013, she has served as an architectural historian for numerous projects, including the Bankhead Highway Project, the Business Interstate Highway 35 Bridge 4(f) in Cotulla, and various other transportation projects across Texas. Shonda holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in both Anthropology and Archeology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kristina joined HHM in 2009 as an architectural historian. In her time with the firm she has worked on numerous preservation and cultural resource management projects for a diverse range of clients across Texas and the country. Within Texas, Kristina has worked with the Texas Historical Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation, and numerous county and local governments conducting both historic resources surveys and archival research. Nationally, Kristina has worked on mitigation projects for the Veterans Administration in Wisconsin and Iowa. Additionally, Kristina helped author three historic contexts for the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. Kristina earned her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in History from the University of Rochester.
Josh has been with HHM since 2013. He specializes in developing custom data management solutions for historic preservation practice. At HHM he has been involved with applying new historical survey and data analysis techniques for the Bankhead Highway Historic Resources Survey and the Comal County Historic Resources Survey. He holds a M. Architecture and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Erin began working at HHM in 2009 with the dual role of architectural historian and GIS specialist. She has conducted historical archival research, written reports for various preservation projects, performed GIS map analysis, and done extensive fieldwork. Her work with the firm includes authoring key components of three historic contexts written for the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri, conducting in-depth GIS mapping and analysis for the TxDOT guidance document Agricultural Theme Study for Central Texas, and contributing to a mitigation project for the Veterans Administration in Wisconsin. Additionally, Erin provides historian and GIS services for historic resources surveys carried out for city, county, and state governments on an ongoing basis.
Erin took a two-year hiatus from HHM from 2012 to 2014 to serve as a historic preservation specialist for FEMA in Biloxi, Mississippi doing post-Hurricane Katrina environmental recovery work. She gained valuable federal agency experience and exposure to large-scale preservation efforts. Erin earned a M.S. in Historic Preservation, Certificate in Museum Studies, and a B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Leah joined HHM in 2002, and fills a number of roles at HHM. She is currently the Production Manager in charge of preparing final work products and deliverables, and is a vital part of the firm’s quality assurance program. In addition to her production skills, which include expertise in a variety of software programs and applications to support report production, Leah is an experienced photographer. She has completed large-format (4″ x 5″) photography assignments for HABS/HAER/HAL documentation meeting the rigid standards of the National Park Service, and has also served as a field assistant in charge of 35mm and digital photography on many historic resources surveys that HHM has conducted in Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin.
Desiree joined the HHM team in August 2014 as our bookkeeper. She is responsible for maintaining and updating all of the company’s financial-related records and processes all account receivables and payables. She prepares invoices and works closely with our clients to ensure that billings meet exact specifications. She oversees the preparation of all expense reports and maintains all necessary backup documentation in an organized manner. She also maintains the company’s time-keeping system and works closely with all project managers to ensure that projects are being completed on time and within budget.