• Developing policies, guidelines, and defining standards

  • Managing stakeholder engagement

  • Developing digital communities

  • Leading multi-organizational collaborations as well as executive committees

  • Leading strategic planning

  • Performing requirements, gap analyses, and environmental scans

  • Partnership, conference, meeting, and workshop facilitation

  • Life­cycle management of digital content


2014-Present Principal Consultant of Gallinger Consulting

  • Provides landscape analyses, surveys and survey analyses, evaluations, reports, articles, and guidelines

  • Provides strategic planning guidance, facilitation, and reports. Provides multiple paths forward and engagement opportunities with stakeholders.

  • Develops policies and action plans

  • Coordinated collaborative technological initiatives and programs around electronic records, content, and data

2006­-2014 Library of Congress

Policy Development, Strategic Planning, and Program Planning

  • Developed the initial strategy for and supported the creation, definition, and launch of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance in 2010 and led the planning, development, and drafting of the 2014 and 2015 National Agendas for Digital Stewardship

  • Drafted The Library Of Congress’s Digital Preservation “Essential Preservation Activities” document and the accompanying “Guideline and Workflow Outline”

Research and Analysis

  • Lead the programs and policies for advancing the national capacity for digital stewardship on behalf of the Library of Congress by coordinating the resources, staff support and communications for the NDSA, a national membership organization of digital preservation stewards

Communications, Outreach & External Relations

  • Facilitated national and international partnerships focused on digital preservation projects, goals, and research

  • Performed evaluations and assessments of tools and services being developed for the digital preservation industry, comparing them with those for other industries

  • Presented programmatic information to various visiting librarians from national libraries as well as at conferences, meetings, and other events

2005­-2006 Project Designer/Project Manager, Apex CoVantage

  • Designed work flow systems and e­-publishing solutions involving imaging, OCR, transcription, and tagging for overseas facilities

  • Determined specifications for project according to client’s needs including metadata, imaging resolution, archival, and document structure requirements

  • Developed imaging standards handbook and tutorials on imaging standards

2003-­2005 Digital Librarian, Colonial Williamsburg

  • Hired, supervised, trained and supported staff in creating, expanding, and maintaining an interdisciplinary digital library of XML­-encoded titles and images

  • Developed, finalized, and implemented a collection policy and mission statement for born­-digital research materials as well as image and transcription capture of rare documents

  • Created a series of increasingly intensive TEI­-conforming XML tagging standards and instructed staff in tagging practices and update guidelines

2001­-2003 Project Manager, University of Virginia E- Text Center

2000­-2001 Editor, Gartner­Dataquest

2000 Permissions & Content Editor and Archivist,


Master of Arts in English Literature University of Virginia, 2003

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Reed College, 1999