CRC Team

Margaret Berger

Principal Investigator

Margaret has been a professional archaeologist in Washington State since 2006. She earned her MA from the University of Washington in 2004 and worked as a Cultural Resources Intern for WSDOT prior to joining CRC. Over the past decade, Margaret has completed over 350 CRM overviews, surveys, and testing projects for private, and public local, state, and federal agencies. Components of these projects included federal, state, and tribal consultation; state and federal compliance (SEPA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the NHPA); geomorphological analysis; field investigation; GIS mapping; analysis and documentation of precontact and historic sites, and historic structures; laboratory analysis; and preparation of technical reports. Margaret’s project experience and working relationships with various agencies and local tribes demonstrates her competence and commitment in the field of CRM.

Sonja Kleinschmidt

Projects Manager/Project Archaeologist

Sonja began her career as a project archaeologist in 2011 and has professional experience in western and central Washington. Sonja has completed over 200 CRM overviews, assessments, and monitoring plans for private firms, and local, state, and federal agencies. Her background in cultural and environmental compliance demonstrates her abilities to successfully conduct client coordination; background research for projects potential to contain cultural resources through an examination of land use history based on the cultural and environmental factors; field investigations; laboratory analysis; and technical report writing, all commensurate to the project scope and budget. Sonja is familiar with federal and state regulations for completing compliance documents with EO 0505, SEPA and NEPA, as well as Section 106 of the NHPA.

Jim McNett

Architectural Historian

Jim is a registered architect of more than thirty years and is an historic preservationist with a diverse, architectural background. His past work includes residential, office, hospitality, landscape, education and urban design projects. Jim strives to integrate the disciplines of architecture, preservation and landscape in projects so the resulting designs benefit current users and the community while paying heed to local history and architectural context. Jim has worked on numerous projects inventorying buildings and structures and mitigation projects in compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA. He was the Historic Architect for the Murray Morgan Bridge Mitigation Plan prepared prior to its rehabilitation and has experience documenting resources to DAHP's standards for mitigation. He now brings his expertise to the Bainbridge design review board.

Nicole Clennon

Project Archaeologist

Nicole completed her MA from the University of Montana as well as doctoral course work. Nicole began her career in archaeology in 2006 with the U.S. Forest Service. Since joining CRC in late 2017, she has completed dozens of projects for private firms and local, state, and federal agencies primarily in the Central Washington region. These projects have been completed in response to archaeological monitoring, transportation, stormwater, shoreline, transmission line, agricultural, and recreational improvements. These assessments have been successfully submitted to DAHP and have been completed on time and within scope and budget.

Jessica Gardner

Field Archaeologist

Jessica completed her BA in Anthropology from WWU and worked in serval states around the U.S. before working solely in the Pacific Northwest in 2014. In 2015, she join CRC and has completed fieldwork, co-authored, and authored over 50 projects. Her work has focused in western and central Washington with project contributions including: field survey and monitoring; geomorphic analysis; research concerning cultural and historic documentation; laboratory analysis; technical writing; and historic property documentation.

Glenn Hartmann


Glenn has a 30+ year career of providing cultural resources services throughout the Pacific Northwest in the public and private sectors, as an agency archaeologist and consultant on numerous CRM overviews, surveys, testing and data recovery projects. He received his graduate training at Washington State University where he completed his MA and doctoral coursework in anthropology. Glenn has extensive regional experience in working with state historic preservation offices and tribes, as well as with state, local and federal agencies, including on-call cultural resources investigations for transportation, environmental, and public works agencies.

Teresa Peterson

Office Manager