Brad is a 2007 UMW preservation alum who recently received his M.A. in anthropology/historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary. His thesis focused on the decline of subfloor pits in Virginia slave houses from the late seventeenth through nineteenth centuries and the relationship of this decline to increasing consumerism among African Americans. His preservation background has fostered a particular interest in doing archaeology without excavation, which entails the reanalysis of collections or use of previously collected data to answer broader and more exciting research questions. He is currently employed as a staff archaeologist at Dovetail Cultural Resource Group in Fredericksburg, VA, but will be moving to Knoxville in the fall where he will be attending the University of Tennessee for a PhD in anthropology. He hopes to expand his research on subfloor pits to include previously excavated sites from Tennessee and Kentucky for his dissertation. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, exploring the Northern Neck of Virginia, fine films, and visiting historic sites.