About Us

About Us


Evans & De Shazo is a women-owned and operated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), a California-certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and an Oregon-certified Emerging Small Business (ESB), registered to do business in California, Oregon, and Washington. The Principals of Evans & De Shazo are highly experienced and supported by a team of talented experts that exceed the Secretary of Interior qualification standards in Archaeology, Architectural History and History.

Principal Archaeologist

Sally Evans, M.A., RPA, Cultural Resource Management

Sally Evans exceeds the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards in Archaeology and History. She holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Resource Management from Sonoma State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from California State University Chico, and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA #29300590). Ms. Evans has over 16 years experience in prehistoric and historic archaeology and cultural resource management in California. She is highly conversant with local, state and federal laws pertaining to cultural resources ‐ namely Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the California Environmental California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Ms. Evans has conducted a variety of cultural resource projects throughout California in compliance with local, state and federal laws and has prepared numerous cultural resource management reports, including research designs, monitoring plans, treatment and data recovery plans, management plans, survey reports, and Department of Transportation-required documentation. She has worked on a variety of prehistoric archaeological sites, including shell midden sites, rock art sites, bedrock mortar sites, habitation sites and lithic scatters, as well as historic archaeological sites including Mexican-era adobes, Chinese-American sites, World War II military installations, mining sites and early historic era settlements.

Ms. Evans is highly capable of conducting literature reviews, problem oriented research, impact assessments, California and National Register evaluations, field surveys, cultural resource identifications, archaeological excavations, archaeological monitoring, impact/damage assessments, cultural resource sensitivity training, artifact analysis, human versus non-human bone identification, and has extensive experience preparing Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms. Ms. Evans is particularly adept in conducting osteological investigations, including the identification, recovery, and analysis of human remains in archaeological and forensic contexts, and is also an skilled with using GIS to manage cultural resources through the creation of predictive models, site maps, location maps, Area of Potential Effect maps and cultural resource sensitivity maps. Ms. Evans is also a highly skilled Project Manager and is proficient with establishing and tracking schedules and budges, conducting project scoping, directing staff and field operations, and communicating efficiently and clearly with clients, stakeholders, agencies and other Cultural Resource Specialists.

Principal Architectural Historian

Stacey De Shazo, M.A., Historic Preservation

Ms. De Shazo exceeds the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for architectural historian, archaeology, and history. She holds a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received an academic scholarship, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. Ms. De Shazo has over 16 years of experience in the historic architectural and cultural resources survey, identification, and evaluation in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. She has substantial experience in project development and project management historic resource documentation and regulatory compliance on properties ranging from Historic Homesteads to National Register Historic Districts. She has surveyed and evaluated a full-range of historical resources and she has extensive project management skills in budgeting, scoping, and report writing. She has a wide-ranging knowledge of historic context within California, Oregon, and Washington, which includes major trends in immigration, industrialization, agricultural development, transportation, and economic growth associated with cultural resources within the western United States.

Ms. De Shazo is highly experienced in documentation and compliance projects under National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 regulations, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She has produced numerous feasibility studies, managed Federal projects, and advised local officials on practices and guidelines related regulatory compliance. Her extensive experience on complex historic preservation and cultural resource projects within the western United States, along with her education has allowed her to become an expert and leader on historic architecture and cultural resources.

Ms. De Shazo is currently serving as the Chair for the City of Santa Rosa, Cultural Heritage Board and is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Sonoma State University.