I am from Cambridge, Massachusetts and am an architectural historian and writer. Much of my work has been done in the repair and conservation of historic building materials, mostly timber-frame buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries in New England. I particularly enjoy the Rococo style of the 18th century in architecture, music and the decorative arts.
In addition to with my work as an architectural historian, I studied ballet seriously for ten years and also took a leave of absence from work to study music for four years. I speak French with moderate fluency, German a bit less fluently, and some Italian.
I travel frequently and prefer to rent an apartment to spend a week or so in a place rather than seeing it for only a couple days. For the past seven years, I have spent a couple months of each year in Paris studying French architecture and enjoying exploring cities within easy reach of Paris by train.