Theresa Hicks, Operations Manager

Theresa Hicks is ISI's Operations Manager, Conservator, and Archaeologist. Theresa Hicks is a Registered Professional Archaeologist with 9 years of archaeological experience. Ms. Hicks served as the underwater archaeologist for the Shirley Plantation Wharf Complex Survey. This project involved a phase II archaeological survey along 2,000 feet of shoreline, including sonar and magnetometer surveys of the adjacent river.

Ms. Hicks completed her M.A. from East Carolina University in 2012 with concentrations in Artifact Conservation and Maritime Archaeology while also completing a year internship at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. In early 2014 she directed the conservation of sixty-two shipwreck artifacts for Mackinac State Historic Parks, including compound artifacts such as a ship's steam whistle, wheel, and rudder. She specializes in the cleaning and removal of metalic and organic stains from wood, paper, and ceramics as well as the preservation and stabilization of all types of wooden artifacts.