Tait is a qualified archaeologist (36 C.F.R. § 61) and is a member of the register of professional archaeologists. He has over 15 years of professional cultural resources experience throughout the United States, and has specialized technical expertise includes geoarchaeology, archaeological research design, and invertebrate faunal analysis. With this expertise, he has authored several articles that consider the natural and anthropogenic factors of archaeological site preservation and sampling. With Tait’s combination of technical expertise and experiences; he helps his agency and private sector clients from the transportation, disaster recovery, and habitat restoration sectors navigate state and federal cultural resource regulations safely and defensibly. Tait is experienced in designing and implementing cultural resources projects in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA, NEPA, Section 4f, and has coordinated with SHPOs, Native American tribes and agencies on behalf of his clients. He places particular emphasis on designing cost-effective research strategies for identifying archaeological risk based on the unique landscape history of each project.