Independent researcher and writer looking for projects involving local history topics, family histories, or historical preservation in the Denver area. Interested in both short- or long-term projects and open to short-term assignments involving travel.
EDUCATION M. A. HISTORY - Public History Concentration 
Metropolitan State College of Denver : Denver, Colorado
B. A. VISUAL ARTS - Graphic Design Concentration 
University of Maryland Baltimore County : Catonsville, Maryland
Book Manuscript Boulder: 1859-1919 : In development with Arcadia Publishing : 2008 to present
Exhibit : Family History Month Boulder Genealogical Society : Boulder, CO : 2007 Digging Deeper: Sources That Can Bring Historical Context and Depth to Your Family History
Collections : Cataloging Project Coordinator - Volunteer The Old Manse / The Trustees of Reservations : Concord, MA : 2006 to 2007
Updated and digitized the house museum’s material culture collection by conducting a new artifact inventory; researched objects; developed master inventory lists, organized and archived the in-house photographic collection; developed a detailed site-specific collections methodology.
Researched and wrote the script for an online exhibit celebrating the 225th Anniversary of Baker’s Chocolate; developed the website structure, and consulted on the exhibit design; handled and worked with photographs and artifacts from several historical societies.
Documentary : Post-Production Intern Spy Pond Productions : Brighton, MA : 2005 The War That Made America : PBS Historical Documentary
Assisted in post-production activities including image searching, verifying image rights and licensing, and fact checking; prepared digital map images for CGI special effects; worked directly with one of the core production teams in refining story continuity, editing, and historical content.
Exhibit : Project Coordinator and Historical Researcher Colorado Historical Society : Denver, CO : 2004 Colorado TimeScape
A member of the development team; researched historical topics and collected visual elements for a ten-minute documentary and laser presentation with a 3D topographic map; coordinated with archaeologists to identify and photograph prehistoric artifacts to use in the presentation.
Exhibit : Historical Research Assistant Colorado Historical Society : Denver, CO : 2004 Colorado's Labor Wars: The 1903-1904 Cripple Creek Strike
Building History : Research Assistant/Artist/Photographer - Intern Baltimore Center for Urban Archaeology : Baltimore, MD : 1992
Assisted historical archaeologists researching an historic building in Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland prior to demolition; photographed building site, and created illustrations for publication.
• Bring the History into Your Family History: How to Enrich Your Genealogical Research by Thinking Like an Historian
• You Can’t Always Believe What You Read: The Importance of Researching the Family to Understand the Individual
Boulder Genealogical Society Library Volunteer
Teaching and Research Assistant : Northeastern University • Department of History: Worked for Dr. Clay McShane : 2006
• Department of History : History of the American Home : 2005
• Department of History : History of Boston : 2005
• Center for Interdisciplinary Studies : Psychology in Film : 2004
Creative Director / Freelance Graphic Designer - Owner Chameleon Creative, Inc. : Boulder and Denver, CO : 1993 to 2004
Worked directly with clients developing marketing, advertising and graphic design strategies; designed marketing materials for print and web media; managed staff of graphic designers in all phases of a project; controlled all aspects of project and vendor management, and quality control.
POSITIONS HELD 2009 Boulder Sesquicentennial Planning Committee
Heritage and History Chair : Boulder, CO : 2008 to present
Boulder Genealogy Society Program Chair : Boulder, CO : 2008 to present
Publications The Old Manse: Collections Inventory 2006-2007, Master List Volumes 1 and 2. Reference Collection. The Old Manse. The Trustees of Reservations. Concord, Massachusetts. 2007.
Creative History : An Online Guide for Researching Local History. 2006. Internet. Available at www.creativehistory.net
Franklin Brewing Company: 3175 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts, 02130. Preliminary Boston Landmark Study Report. Franklin Brewery File, Boston Landmark Commission. Environment Department. Boston, Massachusetts. 2005.
“Sweet History : Dorchester and the Chocolate Factory.” The Bostonian Society. 2005. Internet. Available at www.bostonhistory.org/bakerschocolate.
“‘Good Baptist Weather’: Boulder County and the Flood of 1894.” Colorado Heritage Autumn (2001): 29-40.