Inheriting Heritage, LLC provides interpretive consulting and heritage interpretation to sites nationwide and is passionate about helping people connect to historical, cultural, and natural resources. Extensively involved with the planning and implementation of living history programs since 2006 as a volunteer, a 2013 summer position in Alaska launched the professional career in interpretation. Four and half months was spent in Denali National Park and Preserve portraying a 1941 park ranger. Extensive research was involved regarding Alaska, the park’s history, the ranger himself, and the natural fauna of the wilderness. From these historical facts was built a presentation from which accreditation was obtained as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) and passed the scrutiny of the National Park Service.
As a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), Inheriting Heritage, LLC has access to an international network of interpretation professionals in museums and park systems around the world. This helps stay abreast of the newest trends in interpretation and enables the sharing of new techniques. As an interpretive coach, training sessions have been provided for historic house staff, documentation/manuals have been created for historic house interpreters, and assistance has been given to NAI trainers in the implementation of CIG courses.
The manager of Inheriting Heritage, LLC currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Sunny Southeast Region of the National Association for Interpretation.