• Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Studied Filmmaking at NYU School of Continuing Education, New York City

20 Years Genealogy Experience:

  • Current Volunteer Indexer for Family Search
  • Indexed books for NSDAR
  • Organizing Regent for the Nathaniel Sackett Chapter NSDAR, and was also Chapter Regent and Registrar
  • Assisted over 30 prospective DAR members with their lineages
  • Completed 168 client projects on Ancestry.com’s Expert Connect Service
  • Successfully helped prospective members with their Mayflower Society, Florida Pioneers & SAR lineages
  • Have conducted research in nearly every US state
  • Have researched in the following major repositories:
    • The V&A National Art Library in London, England; New York Public Library, Rose Main Reading Room, NYC; The National Archives, Washington, DC; The Ohio Historical Society; The Kentucky Historical Society; The Kentucky Library & Archives; The Indiana State Library; The Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pa; The Cincinnati Public Library; The Cincinnati Historical Society; Miami-Dade Main Library; Library of Congress; Presbyterian Historical Society (Philadelphia); Dromore Library, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland.
  • Regularly conduct onsite research in Ohio county genealogy libraries and also in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Courthouses. Have access to microfilmed records at the Family History Library

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North & South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Irish research & Brick Wall research

Regularly attend local and National Genealogy Conferences: NGS; FGS; WPGS Conferences; OGS Conference

Society Memberships: Daughters of the American Revolution; Association of Professional Genealogists; First Families of Western Pa


  • My first book ”Monroe” was published 2009 by Arcadia Publishing
  • Writers in Paradise Conference - provide scholarship
  • Attended Althorp Literary Festival, Northampton, England (have been to Althorp twice)
  • Spent Semester in London, England with group of writing & literature students