Samantha has joined CART as a field archaeologist in 2016. She received her B.A from George Mason University December 2016. Her degree is in Anthropology with two minors in Archaeology and Mediterranean Art and Business. Her first excavation was with Earthwatch in 2012 in South Shields, England and completed an excavation at the Colosseum in Rome the summer of 2015. Samantha interned with CART Fall of 2015 and that following Spring she interned at Mount Vernon. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys dancing, travel, and relaxing with a good movie.
Colleen started with CART as a field archaeologist in Fall 2016. She came to us from Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg where she earned a B.A. in Historic Preservation. She completed a field school at Stratford Hall, home of the Lee family, including Robert E. CART was something of a homecoming; from 2013 through 2016, Colleen worked for the FCPA in the Rec-PAC summer program. Welcome Back! In her free time Colleen enjoys running and watching movies.
Jonathan joined CART as a field archaeologist in 2012. He attended Radford University and graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology. While in college he attended a field school as well as participating in several small field projects throughout Virginia with the professor. Upon graduating in 2010 he worked as a field tech for about two years at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. In his free time he is an avid Gamer and also a part-time cave guide in West Virginia.
Jean has been a member of CART since 2013. She graduated in 2003 from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.A. in Anthropology, minor in Archaeology and concentration in History. Jean graduated in May with an M.A. from Adam’s State. In 12 years of archaeological field work, she has had the opportunity to work in 17 states and through those experiences visited many of our national landmarks and parks. In her free time Jean enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Kayla has returned to CART. Her new position is as the Assistant Lab Director and Collections Specialist. She received her B.A. in Archaeological Sciences from Penn State University. Kayla received an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. When she has spare time, Kayla enjoys reading anything that isn’t a textbook, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.
Erica a lab archaeologist with the CART. She has a B.A. in History from Ramapo College of New Jersey where she first became interested in archaeology through an internship with the local Mahwah Museum. She went on to earn a M.A. in archaeology from Western Michigan University in 2013. Erica has conducted archaeological work with the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, the Finger Lakes National Forest Archaeological Project and at Poplar Forest. She spent two and a half years as the archaeology laboratory manager at James Madison’s Montpelier before joining CART in early 2015. Erica has a particular interest in incorporating archaeology into elementary school curriculum through collaboration with educators, which was the focus of her M.A. thesis. When she’s not doing archaeology Erica can be found learning new skills on the flying trapeze and playing with her dogs.
Sheila has over 15 years of archaeological experience in the US and abroad. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from New York University and will receive her M.A. in Anthropology from George Washington University in January 2017. Sheila joined CART in 2013 as the lithic specialist and is also well-versed in faunal analysis. Her main research interests include raw material sourcing and the origins of the controlled use of fire in the archaeological record. When not chasing after two little boys, Sheila enjoys running, traveling, and playing golf. Sheila and her husband are avid Yankees fans.
After joining CART in 2010 as a field archaeologist, Elizabeth was promoted to the Archaeological Lab Director. She has a degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Archaeological Studies and in English Literature. In the over 15 years that Elizabeth has worked as a professional archaeologist, she has traveled across the United States on various projects ranging from Clovis to the World Wars. She has had a unique opportunity at Fairfax County to create a relational database for cataloging all Fairfax artifacts based on a simple entry system previously used. Elizabeth feels lucky to work with an amazing group of people who each bring different skills to the team. She believes strongly in proper stewardship of our shared cultural heritage. In her spare time, she is a science fiction/fantasy addict.
Megan joined CART in 2010, at the very beginning of the Colchester project, and is currently the Field Director a position she has held since 2011. After graduating from James Madison University with a B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology and Minors in History and Historical Archaeology in 2003, Megan worked at Mount Vernon for six months and then James Madison’s Montpelier for five years. During undergraduate college, she worked at various sites across Virginia from the Shenandoah National Park to Fredericksburg. She graduated in December 2016 with an M.A. from George Mason University in U.S. History. In her free time, Megan enjoys cooking, fishing, and camping.