The bulk of my career has been spent managing small, private academic repositories and performing a variety of duties, such as archival literacy instruction, grant proposal writing, digital preservation, cultivating donor relations, records management, archives administration, collection development, cataloging, and team management. I am an "ideas person" who loves conceptualizing ways to creatively solve problems. My professional mission is to tell meaningful stories about archival materials and its value.
Recently, I have been focusing on archival literacy instruction and working directly with students and faculty for curriculum development and project guidance. I also have professional interests in supporting accessibility and neurodiversity in libraries and archives, supporting students and new archival professionals in the field, and the intersection of records use and preservation between personal and professional use as archivists.
I live in Central Ohio with my husband, two children, three dogs, and a ferret. I am the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Denison University. I have a B.A. in History from Capital University and an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science. I serve as a Council member for the Society of Ohio Archivists and an editorial board member for the Midwest Archives Conference. I am also an active member of the Society of American Archivists and I belong to the International Council on Archives.