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History To Become Full-Time Endeavor!

Circa 1946. Historical marker sign photoshopped in. (Original image from Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum)

At the end of 2016 I left my comfortable full-time job to make space for two goals: founding an historical society and starting a new career in history. To have the flexibility I needed and the necessary funds sustain myself while I pursued these goals, I bought a car and drove for Lyft and Uber part time.

After three years I am proud to say that I have finally succeeded in both endeavors. Not only is the historical society I co-founded grant-funded and continuing to grow, I have also been getting well-paying contract work as an historical research consultant since April of 2019.

Therefore I decided back in October of 2019 that it was finally time to retire from driving by the end of 2019 in order to make more space for the next goal: turning my history work into a sustainable and full-time career. To signal and facilitate this transition, I have decided to update my website with a new look and new content in hopes that it will be a little easier to navigate and digest. So feel free to take a look and let me know what you think! I'm also seeking advice, recommendations, and any leads on additional research and writing projects that can help me reach my next goal.

Many thanks to all who have encouraged, supported, and worked with me over the years. I am really excited to be taking this crucial next step!

UPDATE: My first landmark nomination for a former automobile dealership at 1101 E Pike Street in Seattle is now publicly available on the city's website and will be reviewed by the landmarks preservation board on February 19, 2020.

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