Greg Werkheiser

Greg Werkheiser is an award-winning lawyer and social entrepreneur tackling complex challenges in the fields of cultural heritage preservation, economic development, leadership development, politics and government, and civil rights. He is a Founding Partner of the law and policy firm Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC, which manages the Preservation50 commemoration. Greg’s work in cultural heritage law and policy, leadership development, politics, and civil rights has appeared in more than 1,000 news items in 300+ media outlets. Greg lives with his wife and professional collaborator, Marion Forsyth Werkheiser, and daughter, Amelia, in Richmond, Virginia.

David Crass

Dave Crass is Georgia’s Division Director & Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, where he has reorganized the division to emphasize economic development assistance, stronger support of local communities, employee development, and efficient execution of federal and state responsibilities. Dave has done archaeological research in the southeast, mid-Atlantic, and southwest US, as well as in Mexico, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, and was previously a Research Archaeologist for the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. At home Dave enjoys doing yoga and tai chi with his wife of 33 years, Jeanne, hanging out with his canines Sparky the Wonder Dog, Nigel, and Moonshine, and hiking, paddling, and reading biographies.

Trix Rosen

For over three decades, Trix Rosen’s career has embraced the fields of fine art photography, photojournalism, portraiture, and historic architectural preservation. Her fine art portfolios include investigations of gender fluidity and other social justice issues as well as the documentation of endangered houses and sites.

She is the President of Trix Rosen Photography LTD, specializing in photographing architectural restoration and historic preservation projects and producing HABS/HAER documentation for the Library of Congress and SHPO (State Historic Preservation Offices).

Rosen’s work can be found in many collections, including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Museum.

Brian Palmer

Brian Palmer is an independent visual journalist and educator whose photos and articles have appeared in the New York Times and the Nation, and on Web outlets such as Buzzfeed, ColorLines, and Full Disclosure, his documentary about embedding with U.S. Marines in Iraq, was awarded a Ford Foundation grant in 2008. Before going freelance in 2002, Palmer served in a number of staff positions—photographer, assistant editor, Beijing bureau chief (US News & World Report); writer (Fortune magazine); correspondent (CNN). He lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and puppy.