About

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“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”


– Rudyard Kipling

I studied Art History and Communications at the University of Oregon and earned my Master’s in Architectural History at the University of Washington. I am a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and mother of two amazing children, a labradoodle and three hens. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and have lived in Seattle since 2000.

My upbringing in this beautiful corner of the US has fostered a passion for the environment and the role of sustainable design in combatting climate change. I am an avid reader of historical nonfiction and am interested in all aspects of American history. I serve as Vice President of the Queen Anne Historical Society’s board of directors and write regular features on the neighborhood’s history.

When I am not steeping my mind in the past, I enjoy cooking for friends and family, escaping to the beauty of nature that surrounds me and playing cribbage with anyone who’s feeling lucky.