Colleen is a native of Savannah, GA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Georgia and a Master of Preservation Studies degree from the Tulane School of Architecture. While interning with the Historic New Orleans Collection, Colleen developed an engaging architectural walking tour of the French Quarter incorporating watercolors by Boyd Cruise.
She has previously served as an interpreter and heritage education specialist at two historic homes in Savannah, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Owens-Thomas House. Colleen is passionate about the strong preservation culture in the city and is a member of the Historic Savannah Foundation’s 13th Colony. She currently provides tours to groups interested in historic architecture and supports Ward Architecture + Preservation with gathering historic property research, compiling occupancy and illustrated histories, and writing narratives for state and federal tax credit applications. Colleen’s passion for her hometown and attention to detail is evident in every project she supports.