Karen manages cultural resources manager for our Southern California practice. She serves as a technical leader on projects throughout California and the western United States. Karen brings over 25 years of comprehensive experience preparing documentation to meet the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act , National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and CEQA-Plus. She has written or overseen numerous cultural resources research designs, technical reports, consultation and agreement documents, findings of effect, and mitigation and monitoring plans.
Karen frequently assists agencies by coordinating Section 106 State Historic Preservation Office and tribal consultation, and CEQA-mandated AB52 tribal consultation. She has coordinated tribal input and participation with dozens of tribes on numerous projects.
Karen performs internal quality assurance reviews for technical reports and NEPA and CEQA impact analyses. She frequently serves as an expert third-party cultural resources reviewer, ensuring technical studies and environmental analyses meet federal, state, and local compliance requirements.
Karen meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Archaeology and is a registered professional archaeologist.
- (2015). Inventory and Analysis of Coastal and Submerged Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf. Prepared for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
(2018). Programmatic Agreement Among the Federal Transit Administration, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the California State Historic Preservation Officer Regarding the Union Station/Patsaouras Plaza El Monte Busway Station Project, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Prepared for the Federal Transit Administration and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
(2019). California High Speed Rail Authority Palmdale to Burbank Project Section, Archaeological Survey Report. Prepared for the Federal Rail Administration and California High Speed Rail Authority.