“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day.” – John Henrik Clarke
I am a public historian, an archivist, a writer, a wife, a baker, a book lover, & a dog mom. I have a Master’s degree in History with a concentration in Public History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
I received my bachelor’s degree in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. There I also minored in Archaeology and Spanish. I began my graduate work at UNC Wilmington in the fall of 2013 and graduated in the summer of 2015. For more on my education and work experience see my Curriculum Vitae or my Past Projects page.
I have worked at a variety of historical organizations and institutions including the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Independence National Historical Park, Christ Church Preservation Trust, Preservation Chapel Hill, Cape Fear Museum, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Bellamy Mansion Museum, and University Archives at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Most recently, I worked for 3 years at the Gary Player Group where I managed the Black Knight Archives, the company archives that also documented the life and career of legendary golfer Gary Player. I now offer my consulting services full-time in Eastern North Carolina. My current clients include the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, where I am working on collections care and outreach through exhibits, programming, and online resources; and the Ava Gardner Museum, where I am cataloging and managing the collection.
I enjoy researching a variety of historical topics, but I am especially interested in women’s history, the history of Latin America, immigration history, and material culture. I love connecting the past to the present and helping others to make personal connections to the past.
I live near Kenly, North Carolina with my husband and our dog Dia.