Get to Know the Board Members

Here are the 2021-2022 board members for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events!

Christine Britton | President

Christine Britton joined the structural department of JVA, Inc. in 2013 after earning her master’s degree in Historic Preservation. Since then she has been an integral member of JVA’s historic preservation group, primarily focused on existing building project work ranging from writing historic structures assessments to analyzing existing structures and producing construction documents. Christine was the design engineer for the recently completed life safety upgrades of the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park and she is currently working on a Historic Structures Report for the Russian American Magazin in Kodiak, Alaska, the oldest building in the state. She is excited to be more active in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of APT and looks forward to help further this great organization.


Kristen Craig | Vice President

Kristen Craig is a project manager and associate at Anderson Hallas Architects. She has thirteen years of work experience after completing her Masters Degree in Architecture and a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Tulane University. Kristen’s historic preservation experience includes rehabilitation design projects, additions to historic buildings, historic structure assessments and HABS documentation on projects ranging in scale from barns to federal courthouses. She has conducted on-site assessments for historic buildings as diverse as a wood frame Coast Guard Station in Michigan to the iconic Alcatraz Prison in California.


Bret Johnson | Treasurer

Bret’s interest in Historic Preservation began with an internship in high school working with a preservation architect from the State Historical Society on the Lebanon Mine and Mill in the Georgetown Loop National Historic District.

He has a BA in Architecture from Washington University and a Master of Architecture in Historic Preservation from the University of Illinois.

Prior to starting his own firm in 2009 Bret worked in the facilities departments at Washington University in St. Louis (a National Register Historic District) and Colorado School of Mines, as well as three architecture firms in the Denver area.  His firm specializes in existing buildings and historic preservation.

Bret is currently chair of the Gilpin County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.


Erin Gibbs | Secretary

Erin Gibbs is the Training and Education Manager for the National Park Service’s Western Center for Historic Preservation, a program of the Historic Preservation Training Center. Since joining the NPS in 2016, her work focuses on the development and delivery of technical preservation workshops for traditional building materials and construction types. She received her Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, where her research focused on the materials and technology used in historic and archaeological structures, their pathology, and treatment. Erin has trained and worked in the practical conservation of heritage resources with the Israel Museum, Israel Antiquities Authority, and Restoric LLC in Chicago IL. She is currently based out of Grand Teton National Park where she enjoys applying her skills to the preservation of historic and prehistoric resources on public lands.


Phil Barlow | Membership Coordinator

Phil Barlow is a historic preservation specialist with thirteen years of experience providing consultation, evaluating historic materials, and conducting restoration projects in Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Phil has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Eckerd College and received his Master’s of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont in 2005. Phil’s interest in historic preservation includes both the hands-on aspects of the field along with consultation and environmental review. Consultation work includes historic material analysis, Section 106 reviews, federal tax credit applications, National Register nominations, and many historic resource survey projects. Physical restoration, and primarily window restoration, comprises Phil’s most recent experience. Currently, Phil is owner of BCRC LLC and working as an independent consultant.  Consulting projects include mortar and paint analysis, window surveys and evaluation, and grant writing.


Kelly Wemple | Social Media Coordinator

Architecture and Historic Preservation from the University of Colorado Denver. Kelly has twelve years of experience working on historic buildings. Her experience includes the rehabilitation of the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, the General Assembly Rooms at the Colorado State Capitol, and numerous Historic Structure Assessments throughout Colorado. Kelly believes that successful communities should be comprised of a balance of both old and new structures. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and serves as the Chair of the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission.


Gheda Gayou | Liason to CPI

Gheda Gayou is the Deputy Director for the State Historical Fund as well as a commissioner of the Longmont Historic Preservation Commission. With over 25 years of experience in preservation, an M.A. in Preservation and M.S. in Construction Management from CSU, she has overseen over $36 million in projects throughout the state. These projects are reviewed for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards as well as programmatic requirements.


Anne Oliver | Board Member

Anne Oliver is an architectural historian and conservator who now serves as vice president for the Salt Lake City and Portland, Oregon, offices of SWCA Environmental Consultants. She holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and, for over 25 years, her focus has been the material conservation and preservation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture in Utah and the western United States. She has researched and documented a wide variety historic buildings and landscapes, developed historic contexts, and created preservation, rehabilitation, and site management plans for many historic properties. Previously, she worked as an archaeological site conservator for the National Park Service throughout the southwestern United States with a focus on stone, adobe, and plaster stabilization.

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