HELIX Grows Cultural Resources Team Across California

      November 28, 2023


Andy PulcheonTo meet the growing needs of our clients across California, HELIX Environmental Planning is excited to announce an expanded cultural resources team.

With more than 30 years of experience, Andrew (Andy) Pulcheon, RPA, AICP joined HELIX as a Cultural Resources Group Manager leading our archaeology teams and projects in Northern California. Andy has a breadth of skills and knowledge from public and private sector projects across Central and Northern California including Native American consultation; field, archival, and laboratory research; Section 106 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) historical resource evaluations; CEQA document preparation; National Environmental Policty Act (NEPA) analysis; treatment and management plan development; and museum curation and collections management. He also has 20 years of experience in cultural resources impact assessment and mitigation development, including the preparation of Initial Study (IS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) sections in his role as a Certified Planner. He has documented or evaluated prehistoric and historical archaeological sites, historic districts, archaeological districts, ranches, farmsteads, schools, bridges, train stations, dams, tanneries, hospitals, post offices, railroads and associated features, roadways, docks, rock walls, fire lookouts, courthouses, college campuses, residences, and mills to meet regulatory requirements. Andy is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and is also enrolled in the Master of Legal Studies program for Indigenous People’s Law at the University of Oklahoma.


StaciStacie Wilsone Wilson, RPA, from our San Diego County office in La Mesa, has been promoted to Cultural Resources Group Manager. In this expanded role, Stacie joins the Southern California Planning Division leadership overseeing a diverse team of archaeologists who work on a wide variety of surveys, studies, and environmental compliance monitoring. With 21 years of experience, Stacie served as principal investigator on numerous cultural resources management projects, and regularly coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies and Native American tribal representatives. She is experienced in CEQA/NEPA compliance, archaeological inventories and excavation, and report documentation and has broad experience on private, municipal, federal, utility, and renewable energy projects across Southern California. Stacie meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for prehistoric and historic archaeology.


Nelson WhiteWorking out of the Bay Area, Nelson White has joined HELIX’s cultural resources team to support projects statewide throughout California. Nelson is a federally qualified professional in the fields of architectural history and historic preservation, with more than 20 years of experience. He is knowledgeable in the history and development of American cities and suburbs, with a focus on residential development and design. His California state-wide experience includes managing and conducting dozens of historical resource surveys and evaluations in compliance with the CEQA and local ordinances. He has prepared numerous cultural resource studies that utilize federal, state, and local designation criteria for evaluating properties for eligibility as a historic resource for local consideration, for the purposes of CEQA and as a historic property under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Nelson utilizes his understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to facilitate effective project compliance and design review for adaptive reuse and new construction projects within urban and suburban settings. He works closely with clients and architects to preserve character-defining features of buildings and is a member of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) and the Society of Architectural Historians. Nelson exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards in history and architectural history.


For More Information
HELIX offers a full range of cultural resource management services across California including archaeological studies, historic resource surveys and structure assessments, testing and data recovery, Native American consultation and coordination, and mitigation planning and monitoring. For more information or to discuss your project please contact Andy at andrewp@helixepi.com, Stacie at staciew@helixepi.com, or Nelson at nelsonw@helixepi.com.