Dr. Travis G. Parno

  • Project Director, People to People Project

  • Director of Research and Collections, HSMC

Dr. Parno received his Ph.D. in Archaeology from Boston University in 2013. He has served as the Director of Research and Collections at HSMC since 2018. In his sixteen years as an historical archaeologist he has worked on sites in Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Bermuda. 

Dr. Gabrielle Tayac

  • Associate Professor of Public History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University

  • Member, Piscataway Indian Nation

Dr. Tayac is an activist scholar committed to empowering Indigenous perspectives. Gabi earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Harvard University, and her B.S. in Social Work and American Indian Studies from Cornell University.

Francis Gray

  • Tribal Chair, Piscataway Conoy Tribe

Mr. Gray is the eldest son of Charles and Regina Gray (Bear Clan Mother). Francis is a graduate from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering as a Mechanical Engineer. Francis currently works for the US Patent and TradeMark Office protecting and supporting Intellectual Property.

Rico Newman

  • Elder's Council Member, Choptico Band of Piscataway-Conoy Chiefdom

As a Tribal Historian/Researcher, Mr. Newman spent many years participating in Civic, University and Tribal forums, developing a history/academic curriculum for tutoring tribal youth and adults. Meeting and engaging with students on all levels is a passion he ardently pursues.

Dr. Tim Horsley

  • Principal at Horsley Archaeological Prospection, LLC

Dr. Horsley is the Managing Director of Horsley Archaeological Prospection, LLC, and has more than 20 years of experience integrating geophysical surveys into archaeological investigations. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford, U.K. in 2005.

Field Team

Stephanie Stevens
Crew Chief
Chris Coogan
Archaeological Technician
August Rowell
Archaeological Technician

Laboratory Team

Erin Crawford
Collections Manager
Stephanie Whitehead, M.Sc.

Other Members of the HSMC Department of Research and Collections

Henry M. Miller, Ph.D.
Maryland Heritage Scholar
Ruth M. Mitchell, M.A.
Senior Staff Archaeologist
Ruth M. Mitchell, M.A.
Jessica Edwards, M.A.
Anne Arundel Hall Project Lead Supervisor/Lab Coordinator
Jessica Edwards, M.A.
Joanne Hoppe, M.Sc.
Conservation Assistant
Emeritus Curator of Collections
Silas D. Hurry