Know History’s core team is comprised of formally trained historians, each with their own unique skills and subject-matter expertise, and all with a shared passion for unlocking the past for our clients.
Ryan Shackleton, M.A./
As Director, Ryan is involved in most aspects of the company. He has more than 15 years’ experience in historical consulting, and expertise in both Arctic and Métis histories. Ryan has worked throughout Canada on hundreds of projects and relies on his broad network to build an exceptional team for every one of Know History’s clients.
Emily Keyes, M.A./
Emily manages Know History’s operations and outreach, including hiring, corporate policy development, growing community partnerships, and our social media. She is a skilled genealogist with experience researching digital and paper records and an expert at organizing and compiling large amounts of data for projects. Emily regularly contributes to Know History’s community consultations, workshop facilitation and Traditional Knowledge studies throughout Ontario.
Anna Kuntz, M.A./
Anna has significant experience working in a variety of private, corporate and government archival institutions across the country, and specializes in genealogy research in both digital and paper formats. A skilled image research expert, Anna has reviewed hundreds of thousands of photos, and is just as comfortable securing image rights, captioning, and tracking credits, as she is at ensuring that our clients get the best images for their needs.
Heather Perrault, M.A./
A fluently bilingual researcher, Heather has gained a reputation at Know History for her exceptional community consultation management skills. She has worked with Métis organizations in Ontario and Alberta, and excels at heritage evaluations and genealogical research. Heather also contributes her team management, archival research, and interpretive writing expertise to many of our museum-based projects.
Stacey Devlin, M.A./
Stacey is a meticulous archival researcher who excels at digital history and historical GIS services. She complements many of our projects with ingenious digital solutions that often speed up the research process, or encourage a deeper level of analysis. Stacey is also skilled at genealogical research, and employs Social Network Analysis methodologies to interpret and evaluate historical kinship and community data for our clients.
Connie Wren-Gunn, M.A./
Connie has extensive archival research experience in municipal, provincial, and federal repositories, and a keen interest in oral history interviewing and research. With a background in corporate communications, she brings exceptional writing skills to our team, authoring many of Know History’s reports. Connie is also trained in archival description and arrangement and has experience in artefact and document cataloguing.
Jesse Roberston, M.A./
Jesse is a historical researcher who has worked on projects involving Aboriginal history, built heritage and heritage landscapes. He has significant experience conducting archival research and implementing oral history projects. Jesse is a published author who has written heritage reports for Parks Canada, articles and entries for Canada’s History, Historica Canada and The Canadian Encyclopedia.