HELIX Acquires the Cultural Resource Management Division of Affinis

      September 4, 2014


AffinisGroup2HELIX acquired the Cultural Resource Management division of El Cajon-based firm, Affinis.  Archaeologists Mr. Andrew Giletti and Ms. Kristina Davison, led by local cultural resources expert and Registered Professional Archaeologist, Ms. Mary Robbins-Wade, joined the HELIX team at their La Mesa headquarters location on September 2, 2014.


As the new Director of Cultural Resources, Ms. Robbins-Wade will lead the strategic development of the new practice at HELIX. With over 35 years of experience in southern California archaeology, Ms. Robbins-Wade brings to HELIX a wealth of knowledge in cultural resource management and excellent working relationships with local tribal communities.


“Given our long and successful working relationship with Affinis, this was an easy decision,” explains HELIX Chief Executive Officer, Mike Schwerin. “The expansion of our in-house capabilities and talented staff provides convenient and comprehensive solutions for our clients, and continued growth for our business,” Mr. Schwerin continued.


As a result of this acquisition, HELIX now offers a full range of cultural resource management services to the southern California region including archaeological studies, historic studies, historic structure assessments, Native American consultation and coordination, and interpretative display design.  HELIX will help clients navigate the often complicated requirements of cultural resource laws and regulatory agencies at local, state, federal, and tribal levels to facilitate compliance and preservation of resources that are historically and/or culturally significant.


Visit the HELIX Cultural Resource Management Services webpage for more information or contact Ms. Robbins-Wade at 619.462.1515 or maryrw@helixepi.com.