My road in life took a while to figure out.
Got a teaching degree because I loved to work with kids.
Taught at the elementary school level one year full time about 10 years part time.
Got burned out teaching. Kids all day and my own three at home.
I went back to college to study social work.
I had an elective course in the history of American architecture.
I met students who were studying Historic Preservation and I decided to look into that major.
After some research I changed my major but also realized that I had many prerequisites to take.
In the next two and a half years I took sixty graduate credits to meet the requirements.


Architectural historian

I research historic buildings for their architectural importance.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working Independently

Day to Day

There are many phases of creating these technical documents. First there is the research on the historic buildings, then the photo documenting of the buildings, next the technical documents have to be written explaining why the structures are historically and / or architecturally significant. The last part is doing a map of the collective buildings or a floor plan of a building.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Patience. Research can be tedious and time consuming.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should always put others first."

Challenges I Overcame

Age related challenge