Education & Certifications
Digital Archives Specialist
Certification, Society of American Archivists
Certification, Academy of Certified Archivists
Archival Studies, San José State University
Art History, specialization in Museum Studies,
University of Southern California
English Literature, University of Southern California
Lanterman House. La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Archivist at the Lanterman House Archives, which collects and preserves materials pertaining to the Lanterman family and the history of La Cañada as well as the Crescenta-Cañada Valley. Current work focuses on increasing access to archival holdings and improving collections visibility through digitization. In addition, teaches an annual summer high school internship program, curates onsite and online exhibitions, and writes for publications.
Richard Shelton Art. Los Angeles, CA
Archivist for artist and writer Richard Shelton. Preserve and make available both analog and digital assets from an over 50-decade career.
Historical Society of Long Beach.
Long Beach, CA
Collaborate with the Historical Society of Long Beach and the Sunnyside Cemetery Foundation to digitize, preserve, and make available to the public the cemetery’s extensive historic records
Temporary Space LA. Los Angeles, CA
Archivist and Assistant Curator of Temporary Space LA, a new, innovative exhibition space emphasized the artist and the artist’s entire body of work. Exhibitions: Richard Shelton: 50 Years of Painting, 1964-2014; and Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015.
Broad Art Foundation. Santa Monica, CA
Library consultant, established and implemented metadata, classification, and acquisition policies and procedures. Cataloged and classified monographs. Aided in planning of move of art library collection to the Broad Museum in Downton Los Angeles.
National Library of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland
Project Lead, National Library of Ireland Retrospective Conversion Project. Digital conversion of bound volume catalogs and card catalog records to the NLI OPAC as described here.
Tulane University Hurricane Recovery Center. New Orleans, LA
Assistant Team Lead of Tulane University’s Katrina Recovery Project, made up of over 130 damaged, partially processed, unprocessed and intermixed collections. An example collection that was processed is the Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs Papers, 1914-2006. Oversaw the Tulane University Finding Aid Retrospective Conversion Project, implementing Archon and converting 500+ legacy finding aids that are now EAD and DACS-compliant with LCHS headings, AAT terms, and LCNAF records. An example finding aid from this project is the Angela Gregory papers.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA
Processing Archivist for the MOCA Exhibition Archive, the processing of all curatorial exhibition files, including audio, paper, and digital files. Wrote and encoded finding aids in EAD 2002 XML according to DACS and AACR2 standards.
Awards & Publications
Resolution of Recognition, Society of
American Archivists Council
National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives Grant Review Committee, Member
ARLIS/NA Worldwide Book Award for
Electronic Resources/NA Worldwide Book Award for
MOCA Exhibition Archive, 2006-2008. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, info here.
This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art
Author of the essays “Billy Al Bengston,” “Julian Schnabel,” and “Robert Therrien” for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008
L.A. as Subject
Executive Committee Member,
Archives At Risk Committee Member
SAA National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
Grant Review Committee Member
SAA Independent Archivists Section
Steering Committee Member
SAA 2019 Annual Meeting
Session Speaker, "Short-Term Jobs for Long Term Careers:
Designing Ethical Project/Contract Positions"