About/Contact Me

I teach family history and genealogy to local, statewide, nationwide and international audiences:

  • Contributing Editor and Book Reviewer, Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast and website (English-speaking audiences across the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Australia and more);
  • Contributing Editor and Genealogy Insider columnist, Family Tree Magazine (U.S.);
  • Editor, Ohio Genealogy News;
  • Author, My Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories (Family Tree Books, 2011);
  • Speaker for community and state genealogical societies across Ohio;
  • Curriculum development and webinar instructor, Family Tree University;
  • Instructor, Community and Continuing Education, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland OH (coming in Spring 2015).

These are some other things I’ve done:

  • Instructor, Family Tree University;
  • Promotional writing for nonprofits (arts, religion, humanitarian);
  • Freelance contributor to LDS Living Magazine and LDS How-to;
  • Editorial and project management;
  • Historical research, editing, and writing;
  • Medical research, interviewing, editing, and writing;
  • Musical theater writing and production, nonprofit setting;
  • Community resources research and guidebook writing;
  • Academic journal copyediting and office management;
  • Section editor, collegiate newspaper.

Education, Professional Development & Memberships

  • Winner, International Society of Family History Writers & Editors Excellence in Writing Competition: 1st place, Articles, 2012 and 3rd place, Newsletter Editing, 2013.
  • BA in History, BA in Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Graduate coursework, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Attendance and presentations at writing and genealogy conferences
  • Participant, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 2013
  • Participation in professional-level memoir group
  • Professional Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Member, International Society of Family History Writers & Editors
  • Member, National Genealogical Society and Ohio Genealogical Society


  • I live and work in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
  • I am married and have 3 young children.


27694 Parkwood Dr, Euclid OH 44132