My professional toolbox

For 25 years I have been developing and leading large scale, educationally driven projects through all phases of planning and development. I have ushered projects from start to finish.  

My project types are large and small from $20,000 to upwards of $8 million. But what connects all of them is the desire to make meaning relevant and to inspire guests to be curious. 

All-in-all, I have a passion for museums, for content, for collaborative work and for leading teams as a facilitator.  I can bring together a Board of Directors, staff, content advisers and teams of designers to reach consensus, spark creative conversations, and ultimately produce exceptional plans and designs that connect visitors to the experience. 

I do this work by drawing from years of experience as an interpretive planner, educator, and museum designer.  My undergraduate work was at Smith College and my recent graduate studies have been with Harvard and the Museum Studies program.  I also have graduate-level work in education, specifically around gender issues in the classroom. I have  licensure to teach science in Massachusetts and at one point, I tried my hand at that for a few years in a public school setting. .

I have a second passion in addition to museums. On a hobbyist level I study, train and ride dressage.  I have professionally taught others to ride, although of late, I prefer to be an amateur and enjoy my pivot from hunt seat to dressage.  I own a few too many horses and I am purely focused on welsh cobs as my breed of choice.  Highly competitive, I enjoy showing and training regularly, working with wonderful dressage trainers, riding alongside my inspiring and talented equestrian companion, my daughter, and simply having fun at “the barn”.

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