Dr. Darrin L. Lowery is one of the founding members of and the current director of CWAR. His family has lived on the Delmarva Peninsula since the mid-17th century. His interest in archaeology and geology began at an early age, while combing the eroding shorelines near Tilghman Island with his father. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at the University of Delaware where he was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology. He was also awarded a Master's degree in Archaeology - Anthropology from Temple University. He completed his education at the Univeristy of Delaware where he attained a Doctorate degree in Geology. He was awarded both a pre-doctoral and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution, as well as an affiliated assistant professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Delaware. He has documented over 1800 archaeological sites in the region. He has published 98 monographs, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles addressing various aspects of the Middle Atlantic’s archaeological record. Specific information can be gotten from his curriculum vitae.

Mr. David R. Thompson is one of the founding members of CWAR. He graduated from law school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1974.His undergraduate degree was earned in American History in 1970. He has practiced law in Maryland and Virginia since 1974, concentrating in land use, real estate, and real estate regulation and litigation. He has briefed, argued, and won more than 40 appellate cases in state and federal courts. He has an abiding interest in property rights matters. He represents land owners in the exercise of their rights to utilize their property in the face of ubiquitous land use regulations imposed by the Maryland Critical Area Commission and local governments. On the transactional side, David handles Maryland Eastern Shore real estate conveyances and land title analyses. He has been regularly named in the Best Lawyers of America lists, and is ranked “AV-Preeminent” by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell ratings. As a committed avocational archaeologist, David provides valuable legal insights to CWAR and its clients.

 Mr. Norman K. Brady is one of the founding members of CWAR.He attended the University of New Mexico and served in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict. He worked as the personnel representative for Ford Motor Company. He founded Brady Tree Service. As an arborist, Norm was a certified member of the International Society of Arboriculture and a member of the Maryland Society of Arboriculture. Norm was a Maryland licensed tree expert and a licensed Maryland forest conservation professional. Norm has been retired from the arboriculture business for several years. He has also served on the boards at the Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Medical Studies (FARMS), the Talbot River Protection Association (TRPA), as well as the Environmental Concern. Norm is also a NAUI and PADI certified SCUBA Diver. As a committed avocational archaeologist, Norm provides important environmental and ecological insights to CWAR and its clients.