As a Registered Professional Archaeologist, Brian Hatoff has specialized in cultural resources management, with an emphasis in the prehistoric archaeology and ecology of California and the Great Basin. Mr. Hatoff has served as a Cultural Resources Specialist and Task Manager for projects in power plant and energy development, water resources restoration and engineering enhancement, pipeline and transportation line installation, and telecommunications construction. Brian Hatoff has provided cultural resources management expertise to projects reviewed by local, state, and federal government agencies.
Brian Hatoff's archaelogical career spans over 35 years. Most recently, he worked as a Senior Project Scientist at the engineering and environmental consulting firm of URS Corporation. On behalf of private and public sector clients, he conducted archaeological inventories and evaluations as well as Native American consultations. For these projects, he prepared technical reports, completed environmental compliance documents, and composed written agreements. Prior to his two-decade career at URS, Brian Hatoff served as District Archaeologist at the Carson City Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District Office for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Overseeing the cultural resources program for this 5.5 million acre district, he conducted archaeological inventory and evaluation programs. The BLM recognized Brian Hatoff's achievements, including a 1981 Appreciation Award for Outstanding Public Service in Community Outreach as well as a 1988 National Award of Exemplary Contribution to the Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources and Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Education. In 1986, the Governor of Nevada named Mr. Hatoff to the Honor Roll of Excellence. In 2012 Mr. Hatoff was recognized by the Office of the Governor, State of Nevada, on the 30th anniversary of the Hidden Cave Tour program
Brian Hatoff has published numerous articles in prominent journals in his field, including American Antiquity, the Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, and the Anthropological Papers of the America Museum of Natural History. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's in Anthropology at the University of California, Davis.