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George Means

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

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Location:Seattle, Washington, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/georgemeans
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George Stanfield Means
710 Lakeside Ave S. #417
Seattle, WA 98144
206-257-0780
GeorgeMeans@gmail.com
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Education-
M.A. in Public History ABT 2008
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Thesis: “Social, Environmental and Industrial Trends in the Coquille Valley, Oregon, 1850-1917”

B.A. in History
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 2003
Areas of Concentration: American History, American Studies, Pacific Northwest History

Work Experience-
Partner/ Chief Historian - Means, Nickel and Associates 2009- Present
Facilitated in the acquisition of new clients, and oversaw historical research and management of clients' historical properties and cultural resources.
Historic Preservation Officer – Town of Virginia City, Montana 2008-2009
Coordinated the Certified Local Government Program, preservation work, assisted as consultant for private home renovation within the site zoning ordinances, National Register Nominations, and grant writing and support.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, WSU - Assistant Archivist 2007-2008
Assisted visiting researchers with materials, assess and accession arriving collections.
Fishmonger.com - Economic Researcher- 2003-2004
Determined exvessel pricing and catch results of fisheries in the Pacific Ocean in order to assist clients in their purchasing of fish via our auction format.

Additional Public History Work -
Washington State University Public History Field School, Virginia City, Montana, May 2007
Involved in projects concerning Historic Preservation, Interpretation, and Archeology under the guidance of the Montana Heritage Commission.
Coos County Fairgrounds Museum, Myrtle Point, OR - Historian in Residence 2006
Responsibilities: Research exhibits and provide interpretation when necessary. Assisted in procuring and curatorial duties of exhibits. Docent responsibilities including press and public liaison duties.
Manuscripts Archives and Special Collections, WSU, Pullman, WA, Curator 2005
“Learning Each Other’s Language: L.V. McWhorter and the Columbia Plateau Tribes”

Teaching Experience-
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Grader - United States Popular Culture 1930 2007
Grader – The History of Baseball 2007
Teaching Assistant- “General Education 111” 2006-2007
Responsibilities: Met with students during scheduled office hours and upon request. Graded quizzes, examinations, and final examinations, instructed class when in faculty members absence.
Teaching Assistant- “General Education 110” 2006
Responsibilities: Met with students during scheduled office hours and upon request. Graded all assignments, quizzes and examinations.
Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
Teaching Assistant- “United States History through 1877” 2004
Responsibilities: Assisted students with understanding of material, guest lectured for various areas within the classes’ purview.
Teaching Assistant- “Pacific Northwest History”, “ World History, 1800- Present”, “Introduction to Geography”, “American History through 1877” 2003-2004
Responsibilities: Assisted students with understanding of material, guest lectured for various areas within the classes’ purview.

Presentations
“Cubans After Forty Eight Years of Revolution”
Presentation given to the Washington State University History Department, September 2007
“The People’s Party vs. The People: The Expulsion of Seattle’s Chinese, 1885”
Paper given at the Pacific Northwest History Conference, April, 2007
“Changes on the Coast: Environment and Culture in Myrtle Point, Oregon”
Paper given at the Pacific Northwest History Conference, April, 2006

National Register and Legislative Study-
National Register Nomination for the Robert Gohn House, Virginia City, MT- 2008
House Histories and Register Nominations- 405 High Street and 415 High Street, Pullman, WA 2006
Historic Downtown Pullman Project and National Register Nomination - Chipman Taylor Chevrolet Building/ Artesian Hotel- 2006
Legislative History of the Antiquities Act of 1906- 2006
“Veteran Culture in Ferry County, WA.” - Oral History Project - 2003
Contract Work-
Virginia City Players, the First 60 Years- I was contracted by the director of the Virginia City players to write a history of the building, the shows, and the actors during their first six decades during the summer of 2008 in preparation of their sixtieth anniversary during the summer of 2009.

“Cultural Resource Assessment of Lewis and Clark National Trail, Omaha, Nebraska,” Public History Graduate Seminar, History 528. The spring 2006 seminar was conducted in conjunction with the National Park Conservation Association’s regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado (Kelly Courkamp, Cultural Resource Program Manager). The cultural assessment component of NPCA’s “State of the Parks” program is based on six criterion: archaeological resources, cultural landscapes, ethnography, historic structures, history, and museum and archival collections. Research was supplemented by an on-site graduate student visit to Lewis and Clark National Park.  Two deliverables: Performance Indicator Questions and a Narrative Report.  $1,000 stipend.  Spring 2006   This project won the NPCA Student Project Award

Media Consultation/Interviews
Cowboys and Indians Magazine – Virginia City Montana – Interviewed for and vetted the article – to be published Summer 2009
True West Magazine – Top Ten True Western Towns of 2009 - Provided vetting for Virginia City portion of the article -January 2009
Interview with KECI (NBC Missoula) – Interviewed for the morning show concerning the history of Virginia City - Aired June of 2008
Interview with KCBY (CBS Coos Bay, Oregon) – Interviewed on the History of Myrtle Point, OR, and the operations of the Coos County Fairgrounds Museum - July 2006

Professional Organizations
Virginia City Preservation Alliance- Board Member 2008- 2009
Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference –Board Member 2008- 2009
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Editing