I have always been interested in history, possibly because my parents always visited museums and galleries when I was young. When my husband and I purchased an old house in 1970, I began to research and was hooked. I have been involved with the heritage movement since 1976, when I joined the Hallmark Society. For several years, I worked as a volunteer, then was hired as a part-time Administrative Director. I am now retired from the paid job but am still volunteering. I am proud of the work that I have done with this organization and was pleased when the name was changed to Hallmark Heritage Society, a name that better reflects the work of the group.
In 1995, I returned to the University of Victoria to continue studies that I began over 30 years before. I changed my focus to Art History and Cultural Resource Management to better reflect my interest. In 2001, I graduated with a BA (with distinction) and began to work as a heritage professional. I also worked as a genealogist helping clients find their ancestors and family history.
Three years ago, I began a new career as a full-time author. I wrote two books about my father-in-law’s naval career and am working on a two-book series entitled The Heritage Detective. For more information, see my books page.
For more details of my heritage work, click here.