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I have been collecting for almost forty years. In addition, I have thousands of reference books and periodicals in my personal library, have written dozens of articles on a wide range of numismatic topics, have attended the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminar several times and have taken a wide array of courses, have served as the editor of several numismatic publications. Have held positions in local, state, and national numismatic organizations, and am a member of at least a dozen numismatic clubs. I have worked at Heritage Auctions as a Currency Cataloger for almost three years. Numismatic Theatre Chair for the ANA 2010 National Money Show and co-designer of the convention medal.
• American Numismatic Association, Life Member American Numismatic Society, Civil War Token Society Life Member, Colonial Coin Collectors Club, Dallas Coin Club, President 2008-2009, Editor 2005-Present, Secretary 2005-2007, Early American Coppers, Fort Worth Coin Club, Editor November 2007-April 2009, Numismatic Literary Guild, Society of Paper Money Collectors, Texas Numismatic Association, Life Member & Youth Chair 2006-2010, Token and Medal Society- Board Member 2008-2010, and Women in Numismatics
Dallas Coin Club Newsletter, Fort Worth Coin Club News, Greater Houston Double Shift, TNA News, C4 Newsletter, Penny Wise, and Heritage Magazine. I also write articles for Heritage's Currency e-newsletters and have been interviewed for articles for a number of publications.
B.A. cum laude in Psychology/History ANA Summer Seminar Courses- Colonial Numismatics- Beyond the Red Book with John Kraljevich and Erik Goldstein 2008, Numismatics of the American Colonial Period with John Kraljevich and Erik Goldstein 2007, Ancient History Through Coins with David Vagi and Kerry Wetterstrom 2006, Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins with J.P. Martin and Bob Campbell 2006, Grading U.S. Coins with Don Bonser and Mary Sauvain 2005. Those were just the main courses. I've also taken numerous mini seminars as well.
Awards and Honors
• Extraordinary Merit Award, Non-Profit or Club Numismatic Publications, TNA Youth Newsletter September 2009, Numismatic Literary Guild 2009 • Lewis Reagan Award 2009, Texas Numismatic Association • Special Thanks Award 2007, Texas Numismatic Association • Special Recognition Award 2007, American Numismatic Association • Dallas Coin Club Article of the Year 2008- “Dallas Coin Club History: The First 80 Years” • Best Club Newsletter 2009, Texas Numismatic Association • Third Place, Electronic Newsletters 2007, American Numismatic Association • Second Place, Electronic Newsletters 2008, American Numismatic Association • Best Club Newsletter 2007, Texas Numismatic Association • Third Place, Electronic Newsletters 2007, American Numismatic Association • Dallas Coin Club Article of the Year 2007- “Pine Tree Shillings”