Professional Experience

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

  President and Co-founder

  • Supervising all organizational activities and delegating tasks.

  • Organizing and facilitating board and member meetings.

  • Working with city staff, neighborhood organizations, and the community at large to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings.

  • Educating the public on a wide variety of local history topics.

  • Strategic planning, grant writing, outreach, promotion, lecturing, programming, development, graphic design, social media, web design, research, writing, and other tasks as needed.
     

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

  • Working with property owners, residents, and other historians to evaluate properties for historic and cultural significance according to city and state criteria.

  • Collecting, organizing, and interpreting a large quantity of primary and secondary sources from municipal, county, state, and digital repositories.

  • Contributing to the preparation of SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) Appendix A reports.

  • Performing title abstraction (ownership, construction, and residency history).

  • Developing historic context statements for local landmark nominations.

  • Preparing and delivering presentations to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board.

 

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

  Freelance Historian/Writer

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

Capitol Hill Times / Seattle, WA / Jan 2015 - June 2015

  Freelance Historian/Writer

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