Everyone has a story to tell.

picsMy experience in the news business — as well as in activities around the community — connects me every day with hundreds of people, each of whom has an interesting story. I want to help preserve these histories for loved ones and future generations.

As a member of the Association of Personal Historians, I help others write and preserve their personal, family or corporate histories. In January 2016 I completed University of Wisconsin’s Reminiscence and Life Review certification program which provides expert training on working with and interviewing clients as well as compiling and writing personal histories. I’ve learned firsthand about the personal and psychological benefits people — at any age — enjoy when relating and analyzing their own stories.

I also am completing a history of my father’s family and ancestors — in part a traditional story of American western migration and survival. Stay tuned.

Until then, read My Own Experience with Personal History.