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A bit about … 

My Background

I'm a Canadian and an Australian, living near Wakefield, Québec, Canada.  Enjoying challenges, I've been a part of hundreds of projects that are wildly different, yet all interconnected with their heart in cultural heritage. Overseeing demanding projects in diverse cultural contexts requires understanding, adaptability and tenacity. I've been in private consulting practice for decades, and have also held senior staff positions with international philanthropic organizations, such as the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. 

Where I Work

I've lived on 5 continents, undertaking projects at hundreds of cultural and natural sites internationally ~ urban centres, industrial complexes, parks and national monuments.  Since 2000, my projects have focused on aligning cultural tourism practices to resource protection and heritage interpretation. 

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My Roles

I work in many capacities: cultural tourism planner, architectural conservator, project manager, interpreter and educator. My roles are flexible:  I undertake independent assignments, or will lead the efforts of a team, or can also be a collaborating team member. All projects are interdisciplinary. As a field specialist, I enjoy developing and turning well laid plans into sustainable results.

My Clients

I work with site staff, specialist teams, management and stakeholder communities. My clients are diverse,  and for example, have included:  

  • Chemonics International for the US Agency for International Development
  • The Japan Bank for International Cooperation with the Asian Development Bank
  • The National Trust for Canada, The National Trust of Australia
  • ICOMOS International Secretariat, World Heritage Site Advisor
  • Parks Canada
  • The Greater Amman Municipality, Jordan
  • World Monuments Fund
  • UNESCO
  • Interdisciplinary Consultancies - regionally, nationally and internationally

Key to Success

Adaptability and creative approaches advance success, but comprehensive planning,  responsiveness to people and developing priorities makes a difference.  In all stages, my approach is resourceful, rational and site specific. My architectural conservation work minimizes intervention in historic fabric. My planning work is strategic, and developed to enable long term, action oriented results with clear management directives. 

Assess. Plan. Activate.