Thomas Young has been with WSA since 2002, joining the crew as a field tech on the Canyon Oaks site in Pleasanton, CA, where he participated in the excavation of nearly 500 Native American Ohlone burials and associated cultural materials. In 2003 he joined WSA as full-time Staff Archaeologist, and over the course of fourteen years, Mr. Young has worked on a wide range of both historic and prehistoric sites, including the excavation of the post-Gold-rush whaling ship Candace for the 300 Spear Street project; recording of historic log cabins and railroad tracks for the Inyo National Forest, in an effort to establish a historic logging district; and the recording and excavation of Rossmoor Basin, a prehistoric occupation site located in Walnut Creek, CA, that contained burials and four distinct baked clay floors. In addition to his work in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Young has experience in all aspects of CRM work in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. This includes archaeological surveys, recording newly discovered sites and features, updating previously recorded cultural resources, monitoring ground disturbance, excavating features, conducting data recovery efforts, and preparing artifacts for curation on such projects as the UNEV Pipeline Project and the CalNev Pipeline Project. In 2016, Mr. Young was promoted to Project Manager, a role he has fulfilled informally on previous projects with great success. In addition to his role as archaeologist, Thomas is the in-house graphics specialist for the Orinda office, specializing in artifact and burial illustrations using the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He has received 1½ hours of Respiratory Protection training, has received First Aid and CPR training, and is OSHA 24-Hr HAZWOPER certified.