I am a matchmaker between people and places, dedicated to bringing cities to life for others by opening doors to buildings and telling the stories of neighborhoods. My latest endeavor is the founding of Doors Open RI: a nonprofit organization that connects people to unique local places through a series of innovative and fun programs. The program comes from my belief that it’s by welcoming the public into a range of sites at the heart of our neighborhoods, meeting their stewards and learning their stories, that we become connected to people and place and gain new perspectives on where we live.
Prior to moving to Providence to pursue my master’s degree in Public Humanities at Brown University (completed spring 2016), I managed the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago, which has grown into the largest architecture and urban exploration event in the country and second largest such event in the world.
I am available for consulting on public programs relating to architecture, historic preservation and city exploration. Visit my linkedin page to learn more about my professional background and click here to contact me.