Meet the Team
Kim Winslow received her B.S. in Financial Management from Clemson University and her M.S. in Divergent Learning from Columbia College. She began her career as a manager for PepsiCo before moving into sales and marketing for the multi-national healthcare companies Abbott Laboratories and Chiron. In 1999, she decided to make a career change and began teaching language arts and social studies at the Cutler Jewish Day School in Columbia, South Carolina. Under her care, her students excelled in writing, and their works were consistently chosen for publication in the highly-competitive Kids in Print, the capitol city’s literary journal. Two years ago, she began a project in Union, South Carolina, to restore Mt. Vernon Church, an 1850's meeting-house style church with a Revolutionary War graveyard. The site had been neglected and was in serious disrepair. She wrote a proposal for restoration, served as the co-chair of Friends of Mt. Vernon, and was named as a director in the local historical society where she took a leadership position in researching, restoring, and establishing a plan for the future care of the church. Currently, she is working on Leaving Limerick , a book for middle-graders about her family’s history.
Dr. Laura Roselle
Laura Roselle, Ph.D. has been interested in narratives since she wrote a family history narrative in 3rd grade. She has been an acclaimed university professor and scholar for 25 years, studying political narratives. She completed her BA degrees in Math/Computer Science and Russian at Emory University, and her MA and PhD degrees in Political Science at Stanford University. She has co-authored books on strategic narratives, including Media and the Politics of Failure, and Strategic Narratives with co-authors at the Royal Holloway, University of London. She has also published books for university students on research and writing. She is a dynamic teacher, and has won teaching and research awards. Having spent the last 10 years engaged in serious family history work, she has helped many discover new branches on their family tree. Laura has traveled to in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, Italy, and the Czech Republic to conduct family history research.
Savannah Tuttle received her BA degree in Biology with a minor in English Literature and Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Afterwards, she taught middle school with Teach for America. In recent years, she has designed logos for local non-profits and completed other graphic design projects. She has worked extensively with groups of people in both her community organizing around education / mindfulness and in her teaching career. After working for five years as a teacher, Savannah has connected her love of human relationships and story-telling with her flair for design in the new adventure that is Family Narrative Project.
Dr. Darlene O'Dell
Volunteer Writing Consultant
Dr. Darlene O’Dell is the author of the books The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven (Seabury Books, 2014), Sites of Southern Memory: The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray (University of Virginia Press, 2001), and I Followed Close Behind Her (Spinsters Ink, 2003). Her essay “That Little Blue Boy” (about her father) appeared in Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, and she wrote the banner Sunday article for the Asheville Citizen-Times concerning a community icon: “When Pearson’s Store Was Lost.” She has also written for Cobblestone, Patheos, Pearson’s Custom Guide to American Literature, and The Journal of Southern History and was the head writer for the National Park Service’s Jamestown Archeology: A Teacher’s Guide. She received her B.A. in English from Presbyterian College, her M.A. in English from Clemson University, and her Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. She has appeared on NPR and has taught at Clemson University and the College of William and Mary. In 2014, she founded Freewrite Fridays in Brevard, North Carolina, and has taught multiple writing workshops for both children and adults.
C. C. Winslow has been fascinated by genealogy for many years after reading the book Descendants of Adam Spach (Henry Wesley Foltz, Adelaide Lisetta Fries, Wachovia Historical Society, 1924) and subsequently collaborating with an uncle to research and create a family tree dating back to the 16th century. In her position as research consultant for the future North Carolina Civil War History Center in Fayetteville, she has been responsible for transcribing Civil War-era family stories and letters submitted by individuals from across the state of North Carolina and adding them to the History Center’s website. She has worked with nonprofit organizations since 1977 including historic preservation groups, museums, arts councils, social service agencies, and performing arts centers, and she has a wide range of consulting experience that includes research, grantwriting, database management, and organizational surveys. C. C. is an 8th generation Piedmont North Carolinian who lives only 8 miles from where her maternal ancestors settled in 1754.