Background

What We Do

With over 23 years professional experience in the historic preservation field in Vermont, the consultant is a sole proprietor, woman owned business located in a an historic building in Plainfield Village, a designated village center. She is listed on the Preservation Trust of Vermont and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation’s approved list of architectural historians, as well as the list of pre-approved architectural historians for the CDBG Program administered by the State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development. She meets the qualification of the National  Park Service (36 CFR Part 61) for historic preservation consultants.

The consultant holds a Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. For eighteen years she worked at the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (the Division), for ten years as the Environmental Review Co-coordinator and structures review expert, and for eight years as Survey and State and National Register of Historic Places Specialist. She served on the Vermont Inter-Agency Act 250 Review Committee for ten years. She has conducted numerous workshop sessions on the process of federal  Section 106 regulatory review.  She has worked with communities, organizations and individuals to identify and list properties on the State and National Registers.  She has provided training to historic preservation consultants regarding application of changes in survey methodology and State and National Register evaluation and documentation standards. She has been an instructor in the University of Vermont historic preservation masters program and worked with students on internships related to survey and preparation of National Register nominations.

Her 18 years in state government resulted in a familiarity with state and federal government regulations, processes and practices.  She has developed strong working relationships with staff in state and federal agencies including the National Park Service and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. In addition, she has competed several projects in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Since leaving the Division in 2008,  she has operated a consulting business focusing on preservation planning, survey, historic documentation, preparation of Register nominations, Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit projects (RITC), and project reviews required under state and federal laws. She is active in her community, particularly focusing on the reuse of historic community buildings and expanding public knowledge of local history. The consultant has a wide range of clients including communities and other municipal organizations, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies and individuals.