About Me

Before presenting to the Horological Society of New York at the Mechanic’s Institute, Manhattan.

Put my years of experience to work for you –

I am a historian with a demonstrated history of success in thirty years of work in the museum and non-profit industries. I’ve always had an interest in presenting America’s diverse history using living history, traditional exhibitions and social media. I’ve worked in the past for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia; two living historical farms in Pennsylvania, Historic Bethlehem Partnership in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and The National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania. I am currently a nonprofit Executive Director. Additionally, I have served as a Peer Reviewer, conducting assessments and accreditation studies, for the American Alliance of Museums for over a decade.

Expertizes

Historical Research

Historical research is my passion and love. Whether it’s genealogy, biography, site history, or anything at all. I love delving into the stories our past has to tell us and sharing them with families, businesses, and the public.

Presentation

I thoroughly enjoy presenting history to the public, having presented history all across the country on a variety of topics and to diverse groups of people. I love the personal connection teaching provides.

Nonprofit Administration

My thirty-year professional career has allowed me to work in, and helm, many different types of nonprofits with their own unique personalities and collections.

Writing / Editing

I have authored dozens of articles on a wide variety of historical subjects. My work has appeared in organizational, local, regional and national publications.

Experiences

Nonprofit Executive Director

2018 – Present

Peer Reviewer, American Alliance of Museums

2007 – Present

Member, The Association of Professional Genealogists

Museum Director

2005 – 2018

Board Member, Early American Industries Association

2017 – 2022

Member, Ohio Genealogical Society

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