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P.O. Box 15967
San Diego, CA 92175
Phone 858-459-0326
Legacy106inc@aol.com

Who We Are
Legacy 106, Inc., is a San Diego, California, based archaeology and historic preservation consulting firm established in 2000. We offer a wide range of environmental services to private and governmental agencies. Legacy 106, Inc. offers a professional staff with thirty-five years experience in local, state, and federal government with expertise in historic and prehistoric archaeology, historic research in southern California, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) project processing. This includes review of environmental land use issues such as environmental initial studies, environmental impact reports, archaeology and historic impact mitigation. Legacy 106, Inc. has conducted studies in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties concerning historic and archaeological resources. Legacy 106, Inc. has also conducted studies for processing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and compliance and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 effect studies and prepared National Register nominations and Historic American Building Survey (HABS) mitigation documentation. Legacy 106, Inc. is listed on the County of San Diego Environmental Consultants List, City/County/Port District Small Companies Consultant's List, and the City of San Diego's Historic Resources Board's Consultant's List. Legacy 106, Inc. has a staff registered professional archaeologist.

  • Professional Staff with 35 Years Experience
  • Experienced in Historic & Prehistoric Archaeology
  • California Historic and Historic Preservation Research
  • CEQA Project Processing and NEPA Research
  • Familiar with Environmental Land Use Issues Research
  • Completed research for many Historic Building Designations

Our Researchers

Ronald V. MayRonald V. May, RPA
President/ Principal Investigator
Ronald V. May, RPA is President and co-founder of Legacy 106 Inc. During the past 35 years, Ronald V. May, RPA has been involved in a broad spectrum of historic, archaeological, and general environmental studies in California and northern Baja California, Mexico. This experience includes two years as staff with the Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University; three years part-time as District Liaison Archaeologist with California Division of Highways; two years part-time as Senior Archaeologist with David D. Smith & Associates; several short-term historic and archaeology studies with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department of Agriculture, State of California Department of Parks and Recreation; 24 years as Environmental Management Specialist, County of San Diego, general environmental and staff archaeologist/ historian, and manager of the National Park Service, Certified Local Government, County Historic Sites Board; twenty months with the United States Navy as Environmental Protection Specialist, as manager of natural-cultural, Environmental Office, Naval Submarine Base (1998-1999) and staff architectural historian for Naval Base Point Loma (1999-2000); President of Legacy 106, Inc. since 2000. He is author of over 50 publications on history, historic and prehistoric archaeology, government policy, and Spanish historic ceramics and has been awarded Knight's Officer, Orden del Civil Merito, by the government of Spain for discovery of an 18th century Spanish cannon battery in San Diego.

Dale Ballou MayDale Ballou May - In Memoriam
Vice President/ Principal Researcher
Dale Ballou May, co-founder of Legacy 106, Inc. with Ron May, passed away on December 10, 2011. She was Vice President since 2000 and had over 20 years experience in historic research, graphics, and administrative work. She worked in all capacities as business manager, board member, editor and report production specialist, and educational program planner for the Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation in San Diego. She was author of an article on Hollywood movie star Leo Carrillo in the Journal of San Diego History. She co-authored and edited all reports prepared by Legacy 106, Inc. She served as Administrative Coordinator to the Department of History, San Diego State University before supervising Emerald Press for Emerald Publications and was Vice President and Principal Researcher with Legacy 106, Inc. Dale and Ron were married for 28 years.

Richard Means Gadler
Principal Researcher
Richard Means Gadler is a Principal Researcher with Legacy 106, Inc. and has 34 years experience in historic and prehistoric archaeology, historic research, general environmental review, and is a credentialed secondary school teacher. He has double Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of San Diego in history and business. He worked in the field excavations at Mission San Diego, La Paz in western Arizona, and the La Fleur Site in San Diego County and has authored numerous California Environmental Quality Act documents for the County of San Diego. He served the County of San Diego in the Environmental Management series as staff archaeologist before working as a planner for the Cajon Valley School District and then a substitute teacher in numerous districts around the San Diego region. He is an expert in 18th century weaponry and has lectured on Kentucky Rifles to various civic organizations. He has served Legacy 106 Inc. in researching historic buildings and conducting historic artifact analysis since 2002.

Kiley Wallace
Vice President and Principal Architectural Historian
Kiley Wallace is Vice President and Principal Architectural Historian for Legacy 106. Inc. A native of Northern California, Kiley holds a bachelors degree from Arizona State University, College of Architecture and Urban Design, with an emphasis in Architectural and Urban Planning history. Mr. Wallace served in the design department of several award winning Architectural and Planning firms in California and Arizona before joining Legacy 106 in 2010. He has authored and co-authored numerous published articles and historical nomination reports including city, state, county and national historical designations. Kiley is a current member of the County of San Diego Historical Site Board. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and an American Planning Association member. His qualifications exceed the requirements established by the National Parks Service and the Secretary of Interior professional qualifications for Architectural Historian as published in the code of federal regulations. Kiley has also lectured on Historical Architecture focusing on the Spanish Eclectic Architecture of Mission Hills and Inspiration Heights for the Mission Hills Heritage organization. Mr. Wallace has authored reports on, studied and preserved many of San Diego's significant historical resources.

Alexandra Wallace
Principal Researcher
Alexandra Wallace is a Principal Researcher for Legacy 106 Inc. Alexandra holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Arizona State University. Mrs. Wallace conducts research into historic properties and significant individuals associated with homes. Alexandra particularly enjoys locating long lost historical photos and finding old newspaper ads featuring historic houses. Mrs. Wallace has researched, co-authored and edited historical nomination reports in the city of San Diego, City of La Mesa and County of San Diego. Alexandra has volunteered her time for San Diego Archaeological and Historic organizations. She has conducted genealogical and archival research for over 10 years and has co-authored published articles on historically designated properties and significant past historical owners. Alexandra has conducted historical and archival research to allow the restoration and preservation of some of San Diego's most important historical homes.

Shoshana F. Jones

Shoshana F. Jones
Assistant Investigator
Shoshana F. Jones has received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law, and a Master of Arts in History from the University of San Diego. When she first moved to San Diego, she served as a deputy city attorney for the City of San Diego, prosecuting misdemeanors, representing city departments in civil service hearings, and defending the city in tort cases. She remains a member in good standing with the State Bar of California and is authorized to appear before the United States District Court, Southern District of California. Shoshana has served as a project asylum/refugee attorney for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and Casa Cornelia Law Center. After several years of supervising court appointed special advocates for foster youth, she enrolled as a graduate student at the University of San Diego, where she focused on art history and World War II history. Shoshana's thesis analyzed the historical memory of Japanese Americans who resisted the wartime internment. During her studies at the University of San Diego, she gave guest lectures for undergraduate history and art history courses and "gallery talks" for exhibits at the University of San Diego Print Galleries. In addition to her work in historic preservation, she is a freelance editor and a guest curator for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego. Since February 2014, Shoshana has been an Assistant Investigator for Legacy 106.

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