I help others write and preserve their personal, family or corporate histories. In this work, I’ve learned firsthand about the personal and psychological benefits people — at any age — enjoy when relating and analyzing their own stories.
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 also have done training in genealogical research, and as a journalist I know how to do in-depth archival research and interviewing necessary to unearth historical details and evidence necessary to build a complete and compelling story.
I 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.
Or read a sample of a memoir I wrote for a client.
Want to know more about crafting a personal history? Read this.