About Me

About Jess:

Currently residing in Grimsby, Ontario, I hold an MA in History from Brock University and am passionate about the history of Niagara. I am a Canadian, digital & public historian dedicated to understanding, preserving and sharing the stories of the past. 

Public History Work:

The Brown Homestead

St. Catharines, ON – 2021-present – director of community engagement

Navigating Niagara’s Human-Animal History

Niagara, ON – 2021-2022 – Historical GIS Specialist

Safe Sport: Critical Issues and Practices – Open Educational Resource

st. catharines, on – 2021-2022 – project manager

Sport Oral History Archive

niagara, on – 2020-2022 – digital collections builder

The Shickluna Shipyard

st. catharines, on – 2019 – public history ambassador

Welcome to the dig!

Town of Lincoln Museum Exhibit

beamsville, on – 2018 – local history digitization project


Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement

toronto, on – 2017 – Individual recipient


Nelles Manor Museum

grimsby, on – [2016 – present] – volunteer

Organization of Living History Events, and Explanations of the Engagement at the Forty