My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I took a history course my last semester of college.
Then I went to graduate school to concentrate in museum studies.
Then I got a director's job at a museum.
Then I worked at a state arts council.
Then I worked as a newspaper reporter.
Then I started working at a boarding school.
And then I co-wrote a book on museum leadership.
Keep following my journey


High School
Kenyon College
Case Western Reserve University


Curator of Special Collections

I care for and interpret a small art collection in a boarding school for students in grades 9-12.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

On a really great day I might take a rare book, painting or photograph to a class, weave it into the curriculum, and see what students make of it. I might give students a tour of an exhibition or work with them to integrate their own work into an exhibit that's ongoing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Immerse yourself in history, science or art.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"When will you stop working in a museum and get a real job?"