A Dutch-born archivist and historical researcher in Princeton,  NJ, I have experience with a wide range of archival materials in the United States, the Netherlands, and England spanning the 18th through the 20th century.

I love to find the stories behind documents in archival collections. I have a particular interest in New Jersey history, Dutch-American history, and the hidden history of enslaved people and free Blacks, that is buried in New Jersey archives. In addition, I love working as an archival researcher for historical documentaries, localizing and identifying archival documents, imagery, and footage.

In my other life I am a children’s writer and founder/creative director of Past Times, a site for teachers and parents about using silhouette (shadow) puppets as an educational tool for children to interact with history and ancient stories.