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Intelligent doesn't have to mean educated. And Creative doesn't have to mean talented.

I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended North Carolina State University where I majored in Ancient Near Eastern History. It was during this time that I met the director of the North Carolina State A… Read More
Intelligent doesn't have to mean educated. And Creative doesn't have to mean talented.

I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended North Carolina State University where I majored in Ancient Near Eastern History. It was during this time that I met the director of the North Carolina State Archives Search Room, who invited me to work as an assistant to those individuals who regularly crowded the room with their notebooks and the occasional computer (back when laptops - which weren't really laptops so much as portable word processors - were a bit bulkier than they are today).

I was one of the fortunate few to have access to tens of thousands of archival boxes chocked full of original wills, deeds, estates papers, military (Revolutionary War and Civil War) pay records, etc. It was here that my own fires for personal genealogical research and heraldry were fueled.

Through a fortunate marriage of one of my maternal ancestors to a Plantagenet, my lineage took off into ancient history, and thus I devoted every waking hour, for a number of years, to tracing every famous, infamous, notorious, and mundane ancestor I could locate in the historical record.

My time is currently divided between several organizations, as well as producing websites and graphics for an eclectic range of businesses, organizations, and individuals. Read Less
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