The staff of Heberling Associates includes cultural resource management professionals, field and laboratory technicians, planners, and museum and administrative specialists. All of our projects are completed under the direct management and supervision of one or more of the senior staff.

Scott D. Heberling, M.A.

M.A. - University of Massachusetts, Boston
M.A. - University of Delaware
Senior Historical Archaeologist and Historian

Scott Heberling has over 35 years of experience in project management, historical archaeology, and historical research. He meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for both historical archaeology and history, and has completed over 150 projects in Pennsylvania and other states, including Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III historical archaeological investigations; historic structures inventories and determinations of eligibility; effects assessments; HABS/HAER documentation; and National Register nominations. He served three terms on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Historic Preservation Board and three terms on the board of Preservation Pennsylvania.

Mr. Heberling's responsibilities include general project management, background research, historic structures studies, site interpretation and analysis, archaeological investigations, and report preparation.

Paul A. Raber, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - The Pennsylvania State University
Director of Archaeological Services and Senior Archaeologist

Since 1990, Dr. Paul Raber has served as Senior Archaeologist and Director of Archaeological Services for Heberling Associates, with overall responsibility for the completion of all archaeological studies. Dr. Raber has supervised over 200 archaeological projects in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Before joining Heberling Associates, he served as staff archaeologist for the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office, where he has responsible for project review and Section 106 compliance activities, and prepared a state plan for archaeological resources.

Dr. Raber's responsibilities include research project design and implementation, project management, and report preparation.

Judith A. Heberling, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - University of Delaware
Director of Museum Services and Senior Historian

Judy Heberling has been associated with our firm since its formation and is responsible for museum projects and heritage resource services. Judy has more than 40 years of professional experience in historical and material culture research, cultural resource investigations, museum assessment and collections management, exhibit research and planning, industrial history, heritage tourism, and planning documents for federal, state, and local agencies. She has served as curator of collections and historian for museums in the East, Rocky Mountain West, and the Central Plains region and as program officer for a state humanities organization. Judy also edits and supervises the production of our reports and publications. 

Michael B. Husband, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - University of New Mexico
Senior Planner and Historian

Michael Husband has over thirty-five years of professional experience in historical research, nonprofit management, fund raising and audience development, staff mentoring, strategic long range planning, museum assessment and planning, tourism development, and working with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. He has administered historical agencies and museums in the eastern, Midwestern, and western United States and teaches public history on an on-going basis. 

Staci E. Spertzel Black, M.S.

M.S. - Ohio University
Archaeologist and Laboratory Director

Staci Spertzel Black joined Heberling Associates in 2008 as our Archaeological Laboratory and Field Director and currently serves as GIS Analyst. She has conducted archaeological projects throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, and has extensive training and experience with both precontact and historic period sites. Prior to joining Heberling Associates, she held positions with the US Forest Service and West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office.

John M. Stiteler, M.S.

M.S. - The Pennsylvania State University
Soil Scientist

John Stiteler has served Heberling Associates as Soil Scientist since 1999. He has extensive experience in soil interpretation in archaeological contexts in the eastern United States, and as an archaeologist for several CRM firms.

Mr. Stiteler's responsibilities include soil testing and interpretation for archaeological projects and specialist report preparation.

Terry V. Ayers, A.A.

A.A. - Centre Business School
Staff Accountant

Terry Ayers has more than 30 years of private accounting, finance, and data management experience and joined Heberling Associates in 1998. He holds a degree in business administration and accounting and is the in-house financial administrator on all company projects.

Christopher L. Yohn, B.A.

B.A. - The Pennsylvania State University
Graphic Artist

Chirs Yohn earned a degree in Integrative Art and has been with Heberling Associates since 1998. He designs and produces the graphics for our reports, publications, and marketing material. Chris also assists with report production and coordination and manages our photo files.