Mr. Howard has served the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2017. He began in the Tribal Historic Preservation Office(THPO), in the Compliance Review Section. His duties included participating in various federal and state agency consultations, as well as the coordinating with departments with the Seminole Tribe of Florida on all projects that required an undertaking from the THPO. Bernard now serves as the Project Manager for the Heritage and Environmental Resources Office (HERO), providing oversite and the logistical framework for the regulatory process within the Seminole Tribe of Florida. He is the primary point of contact for HERO with regards to the permitting processes associated with all projects occurring on Seminole lands, both on or off reservation. Mr. Howard earned a Master of Arts degree in Maritime Studies, from East Carolina University, in 2016. He is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, along with other professional associations.
Bernard has participated in several public outreach programs and presentations; directed and taken part in various types of archaeological research projects on sites throughout the United States and overseas, both maritime and terrestrial; and has written numerous reports on a wide variety of subjects, focusing on the Southeast United States. His Master’s thesis is the only established historical account of the first European settlement of Ocracoke Island, NC.