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Thank you for visiting my website. I’m glad you’re here!

I have been consulting for more than a decade, helping government and nonprofit organizations carry out their planning, research, and evaluation projects. Working solo and with associates, I am passionate about helping clients achieve their preservation, interpretation, and education and public health goals. I enjoy helping organizations, large and small, think through complex issues and improve their outreach and engagement activities.

About 25 years ago I became very interested in family history. Early in my research I discovered Professor Ann Neel (Emeritus, University of Puget Sound), a descendant of the family that owned a member of my family during slavery in mid-Missouri. Ann and I began grappling with the meaning of our present day friendship and we started giving talks together on college campuses, trying to help others consider their past and conditioning as it relates to “race.” Our work together in this area grew. Since 1996, we have spoken on many college and university campuses and for communities in several states. If you’re interested in learning more or booking us please visit www.entangledlives.net.

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Over the years I have worked on many historical projects – from community research, cemetery restoration and digital humanities projects to records preservation, interpretation and exhibits and more. I try to bring a fresh perspective to each project, informed by years of experience in the nonprofit and government sectors, as well as by working in communications and politics, including for Barack Obama on his U.S. Senate Primary Campaign. In addition, having worked in Africa (Burundi and Benin), my perspective is global. I listen carefully, try to ask good questions, collaborate, meet deadlines, and I enjoy working with interesting colleagues.


I have an MA in History from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a BS in Communications from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.



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