I studied Art History and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. After taking some time off to work at a historic house museum, I went on to study historic preservation, with an emphasis on preservation planning, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Since graduate school, my work experience has included private historic preservation consulting, project review at a State Historic Preservation Office, and architectural salvage.
Ever since I was young, I've loved exploring historic buildings, cities, and landscapes. I'm passionate about urban and small-town revitalization and the crucial role that our historic built environment plays in our unique sense of place. I love discovering the particular stories of historic buildings and have an affinity for midcentury resources. To your project, I will bring enthusiasm and a lighthearted, approachable attitude.
Outside of work, I enjoy teaching and practicing yoga, competitive powerlifting, traveling, hiking, and landscape photography.
At Hendrix College in Conway, AR, I studied art and worked in the arts for several years before pursuing a graduate degree in Historic Preservation at Boston University. After graduate school, I worked in private historic preservation consulting, project review at a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), historic real estate development, and historic preservation advocacy.
As a lifelong lover of historic buildings, my goal is to make sure they are intact and utilized for years to come. I've worked on all types of buildings, from small Main Street commercial buildings to high-rise Art Deco hotels to 19th-century mills-- and despite their differences, they all tell a great story about their communities. Adaptive use and historic tax credits play a vital role in ensuring our built environment's sustainability. I'm thrilled to make the reuse of historic properties attainable for my clients through careful planning, creativity, and communication.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing piano, fly fishing, hiking with my two dogs, cooking, and wheel-thrown ceramics.
I studied History and Spanish at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. After graduating, I stayed at USC for two more years to earn an M.A. in Public History with a concentration in Historic Preservation. During graduate school, my thesis research centered on three sites of vernacular African-American architecture, each with important stories to tell about the people who lived and worked in them.
I have loved historic buildings since I first visited Old Salem, a Moravian settlement-turned-living history museum near my hometown of High Point, North Carolina. Visiting Old Salem was like stepping into the eighteenth century. But as I got older, I realized that historic towns can be modern towns, too—not time capsules or museums, but thriving communities blending historic architecture with daily life. This is where my passion for preservation lies. Buildings have the power to tell stories about the past; they also contribute to a community’s identity, making their preservation imperative. With research, enthusiasm, and a little imagination, we help our clients to adapt historic buildings into sustainable and economically viable spaces that serve modern purposes. I look forward to bringing my enthusiasm and imagination to your project.
When I am not poking around historic sites or archives, I enjoy long walks in neighborhoods (or on the beach), yoga, musical theater, Harry Potter, noodles, and college football.