I am an educator, experience designer, and big picture thinker. I make things that enable people to widen their perspective, learn about themselves, and feel a part of something bigger.
Starting as a high school social studies teacher I followed my interests in experiential education to a career in museums. At the Atlanta History Center, I was part of an award-winning team that created a new framework for a more immersive visitor experience that included an emphasis on theatre, role-playing, and inquiry.
As Director of Programs and Visitor Engagement at Accokeek Foundation, I spearheaded an effort to re-write the mission and to re-interpret colonial history using the lens of environmental sustainability. The American Alliance of Museums awarded my team the first ever award for "Innovation in Museum Education" (2016) for an interdisciplinary, role-playing adventure for school children called "Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp."
As a museum consultant and creator, I bring my expertise in experience-driven education to a world beyond the walls of one institution.
My clients have included:
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Wisconsin State Historical Society
Arts on the Block
The First Amendment Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
The International Spy Museum
Washington State Historical Society
Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)
Houston Museum of Fine Arts (at Bayou Bend)
Smithsonian Museum of American History
…. and others
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