Professional Experience

Capitol Hill Historical Society / Seattle, WA / Jan 2017 - Present

  President
     Duties

  • Leading a 3 to 5 person board of directors and up to 5 volunteers.

  • Organizing and leading organizational meetings and public events.

  • Interpreting aspects of Seattle History for the general public through public talks, walking tours, blog articles, and social media.

  • Performing public outreach for the collection of Capitol-Hill-related historical photographs, ephemera, and stories for posterity purposes and future use in public education programs.

  • Curating and editing content for the Capitol Hill Historical Society blog and social media.

  • Consulting with City of Seattle & Washington State historic preservation staff, historical organizations, professional historians, property owners, and community stakeholders to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

  • Writing and evaluating historic context statements for local landmark nominations.

  • Other duties include strategic planning, grant writing, fundraising, bookkeeping, budgeting, promotion, graphic design, and web design.

Accomplishments

  • Established working relationships with Historic Seattle, Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Docomomo WEWA, Pacific Northwest Museum of Motorcycling, Hunters Capital, Elliott Bay Book Company, Marvin Anderson Architects, 4Culture, and others.

  • Wrote 3 grants and lead 2 fundraising events that raised a total of over $16000 combined.

  • Co-authored a successful landmark nomination of the Roy Vue Apartments in partnership with Historic Seattle and building residents.

  • Lead the republication of Jacqueline Williams’ and facilitated the sales of hundreds of books.

  • Inventoried 244 buildings in a grant-funded historical survey of Multi-Family Mid-Century Modern buildings and conducted research on the individual buildings and their various architectural styles. (Project still in progress.)
     

T.G. Heuser Company|/ Seattle, WA / Apr 2019 - Present

Historian and Preservation Consultant

     Duties

  • Planning and executing historic preservation work in compliance with City of Seattle and Washington State preservation standards.

  • Consulting with City of Seattle & Washington State historic preservation staff and other professional historians.

  • Advising clients regarding planning, design, and execution of services to identify, evaluate, and preserve historic structures.

  • Conducting research regarding the significance of different architectural styles, specific structures, architects, builders, owners, and occupants.

  • Preparing and evaluating ownership, construction, and occupancy histories and historic context statements for landmark nominations and SEPA Appendix A reports.

  • Delivering presentations to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board.

Accomplishments

  • Evaluated 14 Seattle-area historical sites for landmark eligibility according to City of Seattle and Washington State criteria in partnership with BOLA Architecture and planning.

  • Co-authored and presented the successful landmark nomination of a former automobile dealership building at 1101 E Pike St in partnership with Marvin Anderson Architects.

 

Capitol Hill Times & Capitol Hill Seattle Blog / Seattle, WA / Jul 2015 - Feb 2018

  Freelance Historian/Writer

  • Researched and wrote a total of 17 blog articles about the people who built, owned, and occupied historical buildings in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.