Tait Elder, RPA has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant. He is a Secretary of the Interior qualified archaeologist with almost two decades of cultural resources experience spanning across the Western United States.
Tait comes to Parametrix from ICF where he most recently served as Principal Archaeologist and Pacific Northwest Transportation Sector Lead. He is highly experienced at developing customized cultural resources deliverables and work programs in compliance with federal, state, and local cultural resources regulations. He also has experience leading multi-company cultural resources teams in support of large and complex infrastructure projects. He places particular emphasis on working with agencies and partners to developing thoughtful, defensible, and cost-conscious cultural resources work products.
He has served as principal investigator on over 150 cultural resources studies in the Pacific Northwest since 2012 for agencies such as Snohomish County, Washington State Department of Transportation, City of Seattle, and King County Metro.
At Parametrix, he will build cultural resources capacity and expertise for the Greater Washington environmental planning and compliance team, complementing the firm’s established cultural resources offerings in Idaho and New Mexico.