About Me

Here’s my story: I had no idea what I was going to do in college, but an Open House introduced me to Anthropology.  After two years in a tiny college in Vermont studying primarily Cultural Anthropology, I transferred to a school in Rhode Island to study Cultural and Historic Preservation.  It blew my mind because in one place I could study architecture and archaeology.  Archaeology brought me to archaeological collections, which brought me to museum collections and from there to History Museum Studies, then a year with AmeriCorps in Ohio surveying historic properties after getting my MA threw me back into historic preservation as if I never really left.

Maybe I hadn’t.

There is plenty of overlap between the fields, and throughout my studies I’d walk around the village I lived in staring at the architecture and photographing the really neat cemetery stones.

I’m currently back in Rhode Island looking for work in a museum or historic preservation setting, and am contemplating going back to school for at least an MA in Historic Preservation.  I also sit on my local Historical Cemeteries Commission.

I am open to opportunities for consulting and historical research. Please see my CV, contact info, and list of available services.

8 Responses to About Me

  1. I also went to school in Rhode Island and Vermont. Perhaps we know each other? Preservation is a small world after all.

    • Preservation and Place says:

      It’s quite possible or we at least know some of the same people. Salve by chance?

      I enjoy the H. H. Richardson reference. 🙂

    • Preservation and Place says:

      Just saw your other comment, what did you think of the UVM program? I’m looking into getting my Master’s in HP, and it’s a definite possibility.

  2. I loved UVM. I would certainly recommend it. Bob McCullough (one of the two main faculty members) is amazing! I went to Roger Williams for my undergrad but envied Salve their dorms, as you can tell by my little icon thingy. (I can’t remember if I said I went to my Roger Williams in my other comment)

    • Preservation and Place says:

      You didn’t say Roger Williams, but when you mentioned the Art and Architecture degree I figured it out since Salve doesn’t have that. Can I ask what year you graduated UVM? I have a couple of Salve friends who went up to Vermont.

  3. daseger says:

    Good luck with the blog and the job search! I’ll definitely be checking in regularly!

  4. supernova says:

    Hi there, I’m a metal detector person from the UK who is very interested in preserving our heritage. I have shared views on the relationships between different bodies who claim to have the best interest of our heritage at heart!
    It will be great to chat with you and share opinions about this, I’m very pleased to have found your blog and I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Speak soon and my best regards, James 🙂

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