Courtney Fint Zimmerman meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for professional qualifications as an architectural historian. She is also a licensed professional civil engineer in West Virginia and Ohio. Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She has had extensive experience and training in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act review, and related topics.
Aurora Research Associates, LLC, is a certified woman-owned business under the Ohio EDGE program and Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation DBE programs. Ms. Zimmerman is ODOT prequalified in Categorical Exclusions, Architecture/History, and Section 4(f)/6(f).
Sarah Elswick is an architectural historian with over ten years of experience researching the history of buildings and communities, conducting historic resource surveys, evaluating National Register eligibility, and providing enriching heritage tourism experiences for the public. She has assisted ARA on historic resource surveys throughout West Virginia, from field surveys through report preparation, covering hundreds of properties of all types. In her work with the National Coal Heritage Area, Ms. Elswick has created interpretive signs, planned events, and promoted preservation throughout Southern West Virginia.