HHM Team



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.



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.



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.


After joining the firm in 2008, Shonda spent her first couple of years with the company 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 transportation projects across Texas. Shonda holds a M.S. in Historic Preservation and a dual B.A. in Anthropology and Archeology all 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. 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 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.


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.


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 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.