About Caren

As a young girl, Caren loved listening to the stories told by her family members of their heritage, viewing their photos, and tracing her genealogy. Even today, around special holidays, she has fond memories of those family gatherings. It is these family stories that she enjoys sharing with her own family today.

In one day today we take more photos than were taken in all of the 20th century. But what is the value of these photos without their stories? The fleeting nature of our heritage is more real today than it has ever been as we move into the digital age. Where are these photos and their stories?

Caren is passionate about preserving photos and stories for her daughter and grandchildren. It is this passion that she brings to her clients as she assists them with preserving their photos and their stories to enjoy now and for future generations.

As a certified personal photo organizer with APPO, the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, Caren works with her clients to organize their printed and digital photos, transforming the special photos and their stories into keepsake photo books, and ensuring that all the photos are backed up and easily available to share and enjoy.

Caren is a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. She lives in a small, rural town in Connecticut and has lived and traveled all over the United States and several foreign countries. Her joy and passions include creating sprapbook and photo albums for herself and her family, gardening, knitting, and enjoying the outdoors.

Certifications

certificationbadgeCaren is a certified Personal Photo Organizer and member of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), a membership association that trains, supports and provides industry tools to its members, known as Personal Photo Organizers.  APPO also equips its members to rescue, manage, organize and save your photos allowing you to easily find, preserve and share your stories. Caren has also been the Conference Coordinator for their annual conferences for the past four years.

 PMI – Caren received her certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute in 2009 and is a member of the Southern New England Chapter. The Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.

Education

  • Brandeis University – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education

  • Georgetown University – Master of Arts in Sociology with a specialty in Demography

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic University / Hartford Graduate Center – Master of Arts in Business Administration

  • St. Joseph University – Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

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