The Goodwin Team – Geomatics


Kevin F. May, M.A., M.P.S., GISP, CMS – GIS Supervisor – East Region

Mr. Kevin May has over 19 years of experience in applying the field of geomatics to cultural resource management. Mr. May received his B.A. in Ancient History from Ohio State University, his M.A. in Preservation Studies from Boston University, and his M.P.S. in Geographic Information Technology from Northeastern University. Additionally, he received a Certificate in GIS from Columbus State Community College and a Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing from Northeastern University. Mr. May is a certified GIS professional (GISP), a certified mapping scientist (CMS), and a certified remote sensing technologist. He is knowledgeable and experienced in utilizing a wide range of geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing software for processing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data. He is proficient in the processing and analysis of airborne and spaceborne imagery, including multispectral, hyperspectral, lidar, and radar data. Prior to joining the Goodwin team, Mr. May developed and lectures three graduate courses (Remote Sensing for Archaeology, Photogrammetry and GPS, Lidar and Radar) for Northeastern University’s remote sensing program. He has worked under a contract with the Space Archaeology Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and also in various capacities for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, assisting in implementing that agency’s GIS, developing a plan for an underwater archaeological preserve, and authoring a maritime history resource guide.


Benjamin N. Barnes, B.S., B.A. – GIS Specialist and Archaeologist – Southwestern Region

Mr. Barnes has over 20 years’ experience applying the field of geomatics to cultural resources management across the American Southwest. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Florida State University, with a concentration in Mathematics; and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder with concentration in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). As a professional Archaeologist, Mr Barnes has directed survey, testing, and data recovery projects across the greater southwest (Arizona, southern California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) for both public and private sector clients. Mr Barnes’ work has included publications and conference presentations on GIS-based predictive models of archaeological site patterning along the Arizona Mogollon Rim for the National Forest Service; Spatial-Temporal modeling of settlement patterns and intra-site communication probability among early Navajo for the Bureau of Land Management (Dinétah District); and settlement patterning and history of the early Spanish settlements of Cabezon and San Luis, New Mexico for the Bureau of Land Management, Albuquerque District.


Alan R. Potter, M.A. – GIS Coordinator – Central Region

Mr. Alan Potter received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Kansas and his Master of Arts in Anthropology from Wichita State University. Mr. Potter’s graduate work involved the application of advanced spatial and statistical analysis techniques to interpretation of patterning and distribution of prehistoric chipped stone artifacts from sites discovered during the Overland Pass Pipeline project in western Kansas. He has been a member of the Goodwin team since 2006. Mr. Potter has provided services for many federal agencies, including the United States Army, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the United State Forest Service, in addition to various state and local agencies and private sector clients. Mr. Potter has worked extensively throughout the Great Plains, Midwest, and Rocky Mountains, including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.


David Stitcher, B.A. – GIS and Graphics Department Supervisor – South Central Region

Mr. David Stitcher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology and a minor in Geology from Appalachian State University. He has been a member of the New Orleans Goodwin team for 14 years. As a field archaeologist with R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., he previously worked throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern states. Mr. Stitcher currently serves as Graphics and GIS Supervisor in our New Orleans office. He has special skills in GIS and Trimble Technology, as well as in ESRI ArcGIS 10.3 (and the ESRI extension Spatial Analysis), Pathfinder, MicroStation, AutoCAD, Surfer, Google Earth, and Adobe Photoshop. Mr. Stitcher’s responsibilities include the production of maps on both U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangles and modern aerial photography; uploading and downloading Trimbles for field crews; creating and manipulating GIS vector (point, line, and polygon data and associated databases) and raster data (digital elevation models, USGS quadrangles, grid data, etc.); creating site plan views (based on field maps, Trimble data, and modern aerial photography) and excavation profiles (shovel test, test unit, and trench profiles); development of historical map and historical aerial photography overlays; archaeological predictive modeling; and the creation of cartographic products.