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

Historian and Preservation Consultant

  • Planning and executing historic preservation work in compliance with City, County, and State preservation standards.

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

  • Consulting with historic preservation staff, archivists, architects, and historians.

  • Conducting research on architectural styles, construction materials & methods, specific structures, geographic areas, streets, and land use as well as architects, builders, owners, and occupants of historical buildings and more.

  • Architectural photography and description of exteriors and interiors.

  • Preparing and evaluating ownership, construction, and occupancy histories, historic context statements, biographies, and floor plans.

  • Coordinating architectural salvage.

  • Delivering Landmark Nomination and Designation presentations.

  • Prepared and/or performed research for 3 Landmark Nominations and 20 Appendix A and other historical reports to date--both independently and in partnership with other preservation consultants.

  • Conducted a survey of Mid-Century Modern Multi-Family buildings in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in which I identified 263 buildings then authored an historic context statement and a detailed report on eleven buildings from the survey.
     

 

Capitol Hill Historical Society / Seattle, WA / Jan 2017 - Jan 2022

  President

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

  • Organized and lead organizational meetings and public events.

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

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

  • Curated and edited content for the historical society's blog and social media.

  • Consulted 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.

  • Wrote and evaluated historic context statements for local landmark nominations.

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

  • 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 3 fundraising events that raised a total of over $18000.

  • 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’ book Hill With A Future and facilitated the sales of hundreds of books.

  • Planned, coordinated, and co-authored two coloring books of historic buildings in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

 

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

  Freelance Historian/Writer

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