Through the various career transitions my life has taken over the years, one of the central themes has always been the enjoyment of people. This has led me to what I now feel is my life’s true passion – working with people to help them save their stories before they are lost forever to the passing of time.
It is such an honor to have the opportunity to work with individuals and families. By getting to know them I can help them “create their gift of a lifetime – their life story.” Every project, whether a life story, home tour, or collection, is totally unique!
Quality for each project is very important! Therefore, I choose to work on only one or two projects concurrently. This way I can become totally immersed in you, my client, as well as the creativity needed to successfully film and edit. I keep my focus on you, until your project is completed.
My past experiences are varied. I have been a teacher, counselor in private practice, entrepreneur, as well as a creator and developer of a number of innovative programs.
I have always been very involved with the greater Utica, NY community. I am an Honorary Life Member of the Mohawk Valley Business Women’s Network, having been with the group since its creation twenty seven years ago. I have co-chaired several Women’s History Week programs; EveryWoman’s Days; and a Bridging Generations Conference, as well as establishing a program for Displaced Workers at Mohawk Valley Community College. Most recently, I had the pleasure of working as program director and newsletter editor with a local Senior Center.
Since saving personal history became my mission, I have joined the Association of Personal Historians, serving on several committees in that organization. I have also attended the last three APH conferences: Portland OR; Nashville TN and Salt Lake City UT- the genealogy center of the world. I was a workshop presenter at the October 2009 APH Conference in Valley Forge, PA.
I encourage you to visit the “client portfolio and testimonials” page and read what some of my clients have had to say about their experiences with my company, Stories of a Lifetime. Call or email me and I will be glad to talk with you about your ideas for your special project!