HHM Team

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DAVID MOORE, PRINCIPAL

David has been involved in all aspects of historic preservation and cultural resource management since 1977 when he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in History. After working at the Texas Historical Commission and as an independent consultant, he was a co-founder of HHM in 1983 with Daniel Hardy and Marlene Heck. Since then, he has directed most of HHM’s cultural and historic resources surveys and National Register nominations.

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EMILY PAYNE, PRESIDENT

Since joining HHM in 2006, Emily has served as field manager and architectural historian for numerous preservation planning projects and transportation planning projects across Texas. She holds a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History and English from The University of Virginia. Emily became president of HHM in 2015.

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DR. TARA DUDLEY

Since joining HHM in 2003, Dr. Tara Dudley has conducted extensive historical archival research and written reports for diverse preservation and cultural resource management projects. She is particularly versed in the preparation of historic furnishings reports, design guidelines, and interpretive programs. Dr. Dudley received her B.A. in Art History from Princeton University and her master’s degree in historic preservation and Ph.D. in architectural history from UT-Austin. Dr. Dudley's academic scholarship examines the historical, cultural, and socio-economic implications of free people of color’s architectural contributions to nineteenth-century American architecture.

KRISTINA KUPFERSCHMID

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. 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.

ERIN TYSON

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. Erin earned a M.S. in Historic Preservation and a B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies both from the University of Texas at Austin.

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KATHLEEN CONTI

Since joining HHM as a historian in 2016, Kathleen has conducted research and written reports for a diverse range of historic preservation and cultural resource management projects across the US. Currently a doctoral student in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Conti specializes in American and Soviet history, historic preservation, and sustainability. She holds a B.A. in History from Randolph College, a M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from UT. Proficient in Russian and Kazakh, her academic scholarship centers on the Cold War, memory, and sites of difficult heritage. 

JOSH CONRAD

Josh has been with HHM since 2013 developing custom GIS and data management solutions. At HHM he has been involved with applying new historical survey and data analysis techniques for numerous projects around the country. 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. He is currently a doctoral student in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

LEAH BROYLES

Leah joined HHM in 2002 and currently manages our production operations. She is in charge of preparing final work products and deliverables and is a vital part of the firm’s quality assurance program. Leah also has conducted numerous large-format film and digital photographic documentation efforts on projects throughout the country.

DESIREE BOLT

Desiree joined the HHM team in 2014 as our financial manager. She works closely with our clients and project managers to ensure that billings meet exact specifications and that projects are being completed on time and within budget.