President & CEO
Western Reserve Historical Society
Education: Cleveland State University,
bachelor’s degree and master’s degree
First Job: A library and archives intern at the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS)
Toughest Challenge: Earning the trust of our community and convincing our community to see and value WRHS for what it is today. This can be a unique challenge for Cleveland’s oldest cultural institution.
Greatest Inspiration: My family
How I Motivate Others: I do my best to bring my ‘A’ game every day. If I don’t bring the energy, enthusiasm and passion for our work, history and its value in society,
how can I expect others to be motivated?
Most Inspiring Person: My late mother continues to inspire me every day, in every way.
Best Advice: To quote my father, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.”
Proudest Moment: The day the WRHS board appointed me president and CEO
Most Important Skill: Public speaking