Alyssa Loorya, M.A., MPhil., R.P.A.
Alyssa Loorya, M.A., MPhil., R.P.A.President and Principal Investigator
Ms. Loorya is Principal Investigator and President of Chrysalis Archaeology. Working within New York City and the surrounding area since 1994, her research focuses on 18th-19th century urban and industrial infrastructure and development and the Revolutionary era of New York City. Ms. Loorya has over 15 years of experience working in cultural resource management and has contributed to all phases of the environmental review process across a wide variety of sites. She is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and meets the professional qualifications of the National Parks Services 36CFR 61. She continues to work toward completion of her Doctorate.
In addition to her archaeological work, Ms. Loorya has developed special content curricula in archaeology, historic preservation, and architecture for the New York City Department of Education and several local museums and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Loorya serves as the 2012-2013 Vice President and the 2013-2014 President of the Professional Archaeologists of New York and is an Advisory Board Member of New York City's Historic Districts Council.
Raymond D. Pasquariello, M.A., RPA
Raymond D. Pasquariello, M.A., R.P.A.Director of Business Development
Mr. Pasquariello has more than 23 years of experience in archaeology and cultural resource management, including over 13 years in supervisory positions. Mr. Pasquariello received his formal training in historical archaeology at Syracuse University; he earned his Masters Degree in 1995 and continues to work towards completion of his Doctorate.
His cultural resource management employment and academic research background have enabled him to engage in and manage complex cultural resource projects throughout the Northeast and the Caribbean. He has supervised projects in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, and Illinois and has managed/participated in projects in Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Mr. Pasquariello has extensive experience in Section 106 and NEPA-based project management at both the state and federal levels. His project management/supervisory experience has included large-scale terrestrial and marine utility/energy projects, military installation projects, private developments, public interpretation initiatives, and various research foundation grants. Mr. Pasquariello is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA, 2000), is a member of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) and the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), and his qualifications exceed those set forth by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (48 FR 44716-42). During his career, he has also been involved with the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA), the Southern Gas Association (SGA), the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC), the World Archaeological Congress (WAC), the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), and the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA).
Chris Ricciardi, Ph.D., R.P.A.
Chris Ricciardi, Ph.D., R.P.A.Dr. Ricciardi is co-founder and a consulting partner of Chrysalis Archaeology. With over 20 years of experience in the field, D. Ricciardi is an expert on Section 106 and Federal, State, and Local regulatory criteria for compliance. His research has focused on 18th and 19th century rural communities, highlighting the development of New York City's outer boroughs and its surrounding area.
Dr. Ricciardi served as an archeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division from 2001 - 2010. He has been President of the Professional Archaeologists of New York and is committed to local historic preservation.
Anthony McNichol, M.A. RPA
Anthony McNichol, M.A. RPAPrincipal Investigator
Mr. McNichol is an RPA listed Archaeologist/Principal Investigator with over 10 years of experience in the Cultural Resource Management industry. He has worked on multiple, large-scale, National Park Service sites and served as a Historic Preservation Specialist for FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to writing several articles on dating machine made bottle glass from early twentieth century deposits, he is also a skilled archaeological illustrator and flint-knapper.
Matthew Brown, Ph.D.
Matthew Brown, Ph.D.Forensic Archaeologist
Mr. Brown is a forensic archaeologist currently working towards his doctorate at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. He has worked on several historic sites within New York City, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.
Lisa Geiger, M.A.
Lisa Geiger, M.A.Archaeologist
Since 2006, Ms. Geiger has worked on pre-historic and historic sites throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic region, Ohio, West Virginia, and Europe. She has experience in both prehistoric and historic sites as well as all phases of the Section 106 process.
Ms. Geiger recently completed her Masters Degree in Anthropology/ Archaeology on the study of Feminine Hygiene in Archaeology.
Since 2006, Ms. Kao has worked on pre-historic and historic sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Ohio, West Virginia, and Central America. In CRM, her experience ranges from rural to urban settings and includes all phases of the Section 106 process, as well as extensive archival research, archaeological documentary studies, and laboratory work.
Ms. Kao is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Anthropology/Archaeology at Hunter College, City University of New York.
Ms. Tillchock has been working as a field or laboratory technician since 2013. She has worked on both prehistoric and historic sites in New York City and Long Island.