I developed Personal Biographics to help individuals identify and share what is important in their lives.
As an interviewer, writer and web designer, I help others discover their story, and help them control which parts of that story they choose to make public online.
I help you tell your story as you want it to be told.
About this Project
During my career as an ethnographer, environmentalist, and social scientist, I have had the opportunity to conduct personal biographic interviews with people from many different cultures, in many different languages.
As a learning experience, developing personal biographies opened the lives and knowledge of others in a way that was mutually beneficial. I learned from each person and enjoyed documenting their lives, while at the same time, interviewees told me how they welcomed the opportunity to share their stories with me.
One early project involved filming a series of biographical interviews with the last living tribe of head-hunters in the remote mountains of central Taiwan. This later became a fascinating series of films about this incredible group of people and their fast-vanishing lifestyle.
Moving on from that, I visited and interviewed people from many walks of life, including philosophers in China, archeologists in Pakistan, farmers in Ohio, environmentalists in Ecuador, safari organizers in South Africa, and University professors in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
From these and other adventures, I developed biographical research skills that can help others to identify the key themes in the stories of their lives.