A B O U T
In over 15 years of project-focused preservation work I have developed a deep level of knowledge, skills, and connections in the preservation world through high-level work at an effective non-profit organization, as an independent consultant, and as an a citizen activist.
In 12 years working in various capacities at Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI), I developed wide-ranging expertise in planning and executing complex rehabilitation projects involving historic buildings—many of which were in danger of being lost if not for HBI’s intervention. I am thus familiar on a practical level with the many steps typically involved in undertaking successful projects, and am able to offer experience-based insights to property owners, preservation advocates, local governments, and others seeking solutions to situations involving the rehabilitation and preservation of historic resources. My development and implementation of HBI’s Historic Neighborhood Centers program from 2008 through 2013 helped usher in a new era of holistic, community-based preservation planning and project work for the organization.
Since leaving HBI in March of 2013 to pursue work as an independent consultant, I have particularly honed my project planning and fundraising skills, working in a consulting capacity on preservation planning and fundraising for the $17M restoration of All Saints Church, in Dorchester and as part of a $3.5M building rehabilitation, endowment growth, and program expansion effort for the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry at the historic First Church in Roxbury—an 1804 meetinghouse outside of Dudley Square, among other projects.
In addition, in June of 2015, I was named by Preservation Massachusetts as its Eastern Massachusetts Circuit Rider, which allows me to deliver the project support, mentoring services, and other practical resources of this statewide preservation advocacy organization to communities from Worcester to Provincetown.
Finally, my 17-plus years of experience in community preservation projects in my Dorchester neighborhood through hands-on work in the Ashmont/Peabody Square area as well as long-time service on the boards of organizations such as the Dorchester Historical Society and St. Mark’s Area Main Streets, have familiarized me with the ethos of and challenges facing local preservation advocates and other private individuals, property owners, and government entities who interact with historic buildings.
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