I’ve made it my life’s goal to bring history and culture to life.
Now, I'm excited to support you.
As a Story Consultant & Author
I aid cultural institutions and tourism destinations to develop age-appropriate story-driven treasure hunts enhanced with gamification, augmented reality, and other interactive features that highlight their cultural legacy in an immersive, engaging way. I use story as a vehicle to educate about history and develop products that work across multiple formats so that they may have the broadest reach.
As an Editor
I guide authors of historical fiction and creative nonfiction through the developmental process of crafting and publishing compelling, page-turning tales.
I've worked with such world renowned authors and editors as Mary Hoffman and Emma D. Dryden, respectively.
As an Interaction Designer & Digital Project Manager
I produce interactive stories, at any stage of development, direct to digital for museums, historic homes, botanic gardens, parks, and educational travel brands such as Time Traveler Tours.
I then repurpose the creative assets in these tours to produce e-, audio, and print editions as well as games to ensure they achieve the broadest possible reach and make the greatest possible impact.
As an Educator
I work with secondary school and university-aged students to marry historical research, creative writing, and interactive design to invent, produce, and publish immersive stories, using a variety of accessible digital creation tools. Developed in collaboration with my colleagues at the International School of Dusseldorf, Germany, I call the program: HistoryPlus.
The Interdisciplinary approach in HistoryPlus enables young people to show their understanding of historic people, places, and events as opposed to tell it, as they might through traditional test taking. It's also great for summer and extra-curricular enrichment programs, and beloved by homeschoolers and unschoolers alike.
As a Writing Coach
I teach authors of all ages all over the world in one-on-one weekly Skype sessions. I participate in online craft webinars. I facilitate creative-writing workshops with local youth, and I am a volunteer program organizer with the International Society for Children's Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
I am also available to act as faculty in Writers Retreats and Conferences worldwide.
As a Presenter
I love speaking and presenting on such topics as digital storytelling, cultural literacy, educational tourism, tech-in-education, learning theory, interactivity, interaction design, etc. -- your venue or mine.