Résumé

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EDUCATION

Master of Historic Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2013.
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts
Sigma Pi Kappa Honor Society for Historic Preservation
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2008.

EXPERIENCE

Jul 2017 – Present: Planner Coordinator, Preservation Section, Prince George’s County Planning Department, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Upper Marlboro, MD.

Nov 2016 – Present: Director, Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions, Crownsville, MD.

  • Aiding the organization in its mission to provide advocacy, training and program support for historic preservation commissions and local governments across Maryland by  contributing to event planning, education, certification, outreach, advocacy, and fundraising efforts.

Apr 2015 – Jun 2017: Program Manager, Center for Design and the City and Center for Design and Cultural Heritage,  American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C.

  • Planning and implementing logistical arrangements for executive and leadership education workshops, meetings, and fundraising and alumni events across the country including the Sustainable Cities Design Academy, City Managers Design Academy, the Oculus Award, CDCH Thought Leadership Forums, the Richard Morris Hunt Prize, and the Save Americas Treasures programs.
  • Developing content for reports, website, social media and press releases.
  • Writing summary reports and conduct post-program follow-up with session participants.
  • Helping coordinate the work of the CDC and CDCH partnerships including regular progress reports, leadership meetings, and follow-up to requests and directives.
  • Researching program-related content, trends and associated leaders in the field.
  • Developing content for and maintaining the social media presence of the Center for Design and the City and the Center for Design and Cultural Heritage.
  • Managing the Foundation’s social media and website content.
  • Information Technology software and hardware support.

Sep 2013 – Mar 2015: Associate Manager of the Easement Program, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Law Division, Washington, D.C.

  • Review and evaluation of easement owner requests for alterations, additions and new construction in accordance with The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and preparing recommendations for review by the Easement Administrator and National Trust Easement Program Committee.
  • Creating Easement Program database to track project review and improving accessibility and management of the Easement Program. Developing and maintaining an Easement Program monitoring and enforcement calendar.
  • Creating GIS map of all National Trust Easement Properties.
  • Assisting in completing routing property inspection reports, documentation, and easement owner follow-up for easement properties, including processing documentation from the Easement Administrator’s site visits and inspections.
  • Reviewing and evaluating requests under Preservation Services Agreements from a select number of non-profit preservation organizations for alterations, additions and new construction in accordance with The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties, preparing recommendations for review by the Easement Administrator and National Trust Easement Program Committee, and coordinate invoices related to providing these services.
  • Assisting in preparing written descriptions and photographic documentation of potential incoming easement properties, including those in the National Trust’s planned giving pipeline.
  • Researching and developing background material related to the Easement Program and easement properties, assisting in developing and implementing best-practice easement program standards and local preservation regulations, as needed.
  • Conducting inspections of easement properties, including documentary photography and creating floor plans, as needed.
  • Providing technical assistance to easement property owners.

Feb 2013 – Nov 2013: National Council of Preservation Education (NCPE) Intern, National Park Service, National Capital Region, Cultural Resources, Historic Architecture, Washington, D.C.

  • Assisted the Cultural Resources Specialist in charge of the NPS List of Classified Structures Database for the National Capital Region..
  • Documented and performed condition surveys on LCS resources in the National Capital Region (DC, MD, VA, and WV).
  • Collected data for and managed data in the List of Classified Structures database, relating to identification, historical significance, construction period, function, physical description, and condition.
  • Assisted with the creation of a Historic Structures Assessment Report for Miller Cabin, Rock Creek Park.

Jul 2011 – Sep 2013: Coordinator / Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland, College of Behavioral Sciences, Dean’s Office, College Park, MD

  • Graduate Assistant July 2011-May 2013; Coordinator May 2013-Sep 2013, with same duties and responsibilities.
  • Assisted the Assistant Dean of Finance with special projects and research.
  • Assisted with periodic departmental budget reviews throughout the fiscal year to track deficits and surpluses.
  • Conducted payroll and small financial audits through the University’s Financial Records System.
  • Completed graphic design and printing services, including designing informational brochures and researching vendors for competitive prices on goods and services.
  • Assisted in the processing of travel approval requests and expense statements for approval and reimbursement of university-related travel for the faculty and staff of the College.
  • Created several pages for the College’s travel office, for the newly launched College website on the Drupal platform.

May 2012 – Sep 2012: Intern, L’Enfant Trust, Washington, D.C.

  • Assisted with an annual inspection of all easement properties, including detailed analysis of exterior photos, property visits, and documentation.
  • Reviewed applications for property changes and drafting approval letters, violation letters, and other correspondence to property owners.
  • Updated statements of significance, owner information, and other data in Easement Database (with FileMaker Pro).

Jan 2012 – May 2012: Documentation and Condition Surveyor, University of Maryland Historic Preservation Program (Contract with National Park Service, National Capital Region).

  • Documented and performed condition surveys of cultural resources located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway (in Maryland and Virginia) and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park (in Washington, D.C. and Maryland).
  • Collected data for the NPS List of Classified Structures (LCS) database, relating to identification, historical significance, construction period, function, physical description, and condition.

Jul 2010 – Jul 2011: Information Center Assistant, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Membership Development, Washington, D.C.

  • Served as the first point of contact at the front desk at the NTHP headquarters office (greeted guests, transferred phone calls to the appropriate staff or department, assisted with phone calls from members and other constituents, and assisted walk-in visitors).
  • Provided membership customer service (communicated with members via telephone, writing, and email and assisted them with membership inquiries including but not limited to inquiries about their payments, mailings, address changes, and other record maintenance in the AS/400 membership database).
  • Assisted with incoming information requests on a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to preserving historic homes, buildings, and other sites; listing a property or site on the National Register; and fundraising.
  • Produced content for the NTHP lobby monitor containing current news and events related to NTHP.
  • Maintained and updating several membership and preservation information pages on PreservationNation.org in Convio CMS.
  • Proofread and edited membership development and fundraising emails and direct mail.
  • Researched the Trust Headquarters building to assist in leading public building tours.

May 2008 – Jul 2010 : Program Management Specialist, University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Smart Center, College Park, MD.

  • Coordinated travel for university faculty, staff, and affiliates, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university travel and financial regulations, including outreach to travelers, lodging vendors, and travel agents.
  • Processed reimbursements for travel expenses incurred by university faculty, staff, and affiliates.
  • Maintained Access-based database, tracking data on all travel coordinated by the Smart Center (800-1200 trips annually).
  • Completed in-house design work for Smart Center, including website and print (with management of entire production stream for printed materials).
  • Managed several Graduate Assistant employees.
  • Assisted the Assistant Dean of Finance with special projects and research.
  • Assisted with periodic departmental budget reviews throughout the fiscal year to track deficits and surpluses.

RELEVANT SKILLS

Proficient in historic preservation and architectural history, including building construction methods, materials, and finishes.

Proficient in high level cultural resource and architectural documentation, including photography, measured drawing, and structural conditions assessments.

Proficient in inspecting historic buildings and structures as well as reviewing plans for alterations, repair, rehabilitation, restoration, and new construction for compliance with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Proficient in creating maps, site plans, and other professional cultural resource management graphics.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat (formerly Acrobat Pro), and InDesign. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Proficient with several GIS platforms, including Google Maps, Google Earth, ArcGIS, and MapBox for mapping and spatial analysis of data.

Proficient with basic web development (HTML, CSS, XML) and web content management with WordPress, Drupal, and Convio.

Proficient in professional photography and digital photography and post-production. Experience and education in historical and prehistoric archaeology including trowel excavation, dry screening, and water screening.

Experience using Google SketchUp and Graphisoft ArchiCAD.

Professional print and graphic design experience (samples available upon request).

Experience with audio engineering, recording, production, and podcast distribution.

Experience researching and creating written editorial content for web.

Experience shooting and producing professional video content.

OTHER TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Section 106 Advanced Seminar (Certificate), Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C., Mar. 9, 2017.

Field School in Preservation Practice: Using Easements to Protect Historic Properties, Historic New England, North Easton, MA, Oct. 17-18, 2014.

HGIS: Digitally Mapping History in D.C. and Beyond, 2013 Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2013, with Brian D. Kraft, JMT Technology Group.

Cathedral Stone Grout and Stucco Patch Training, Cathedral Stone Products, Inc. / National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center, Harpers Ferry, WV, Aug. 21, 2013.

Scaffold Safety Seminar: An Overview of OSHA 1926 Subpart L (Certificate), Chesapeake Region Safety Council, Jul. 15, 2013.

Lime Mortar and Plaster Conservation Architectural Workshop, The Menokin Foundation, Mar. 9-10, 2013, with Wayne Mays.

2011 National Historic Preservation Conference, Buffalo, NY, Oct. 19-22. Education sessions: Connecting the Public with Large Scale Industrial Heritage with Dr. Wolfgang Ebert, Portland to Pittsburgh: Arenas of Modernism with Robert Shaw Pfaffmann, and Niagara Reservation: The First State Park’s Legacy and Future (field session).

PUBLICATIONS

  1. The Last Call: Preserving Washington’s Lost Historic Breweries,” Author.
  2. Compton Bassett: Balancing Preservation and Change: A Cultural Landscape Report,” Co-Author.
  3. Window Shutters on Historic Properties” in Built to Last, The L’Enfant Trust’s Guide to Preserving Your Historic Exterior, Co-Author.
  4. Book Review: A Field Guide to American Houses” in Preservation Leadership Forum Blog, Co-Author.
  5. Treasure Map: Mapping the Impact of Save America’s Treasures” on the website of the American Architectural Foundation, Researcher, Map Developer, and Post Author.
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