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Professional Researcher & Owner of It's Relative

  • 25+ years research experience 

  • BA in Theater from the University of Iowa 

  • Past President, Illinois State Genealogical Society 2015; President 2013, 2014 

  • Past President Fox Valley Genealogical Society (Naperville, IL) 2013, 2014; President, 2010, 2011, 2012. Board member since 2001 

  • Past Chapter Registrar, Fort Payne Chapter (Naperville, IL) National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 

  • Past Design and Technical Editor of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly journal 

  • Co-chair Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference in Washington DC 

  • Genealogical Lecturer 

  • Author: A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois, published by The In-Depth Genealogist

  • Published article in the National Genealogical Society Magazine 44:3 Loose Women: Researching Prostitutes 

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