I was born in New York City, and received a Ph.D.in Research Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been a consulting genealogist since 1991. My academic background, and post-doctoral teaching of courses in research methods and statistics, have proven helpful in my genealogy practice, where proving hypotheses and weighing the probabilities of purported facts are central to solid research outcomes.
My research engagements have most often focused on American genealogy, but past projects have involved research in the British Isles, Greece, Italy, France and Eastern Europe.
I have enjoyed serving the profession as past president of the California Genealogical Society and through genealogy lecturing and pro-bono coaching throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I also enjoy solving historical mysteries using genealogical methods.