Alyssa Loorya, M.A., MPhil., R.P.A.

Alyssa Loorya, M.A., MPhil., R.P.A.

- President & Principal Investigator

Working within New York City and the surrounding area since 1994, Ms. Loorya's research focuses on 18th-19th century urban and industrial infrastructure and development and the Revolutionary era of New York City. Ms. Loorya has over 15 years of experience working in cultural resource management and has contributed to all phases of the environmental review process across a wide variety of sites. She is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and meets the professional qualifications of the National Parks Services 36CFR 61. She continues to work toward completion of her Doctorate. In addition to her archaeological work, Ms. Loorya has developed special content curricula in archaeology, historic preservation, and architecture for the New York City Department of Education and several local museums and non-profit organizations. Ms. Loorya is an Advisory Board Member of New York City's Historic Districts Council.

Chris Ricciardi, Ph.D., R.P.A.

Chris Ricciardi, Ph.D., R.P.A.

- Co-Founder & Consulting Partner

With over 20 years of experience in the field, D. Ricciardi is an expert on Section 106 and Federal, State, and Local regulatory criteria for compliance. His research has focused on 18th and 19th century rural communities, highlighting the development of New York City's outer boroughs and its surrounding area. Dr. Ricciardi has been President of the Professional Archaeologists of New York and is committed to local historic preservation.

Eileen Kao

Eileen Kao

- Archaeologist

Since 2006, Ms. Kao has worked on pre-historic and historic sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Ohio, West Virginia, and Central America. In CRM, her experience ranges from rural to urban settings and includes all phases of the Section 106 process, as well as extensive archival research, archaeological documentary studies, and laboratory work. Ms. Kao is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Anthropology/Archaeology at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Alex Agran

Alex Agran

- Archaeologist

Alex has ten years of experience working in all phases of archaeological excavation and reporting. He has worked on sites across the Middle Atlantic, New England, and Midwest regions. His specializations include both historic and prehistoric site investigation, and has extensive knowledge of laboratory analysis and archival preparation techniques for prehistoric and historic artifacts.