I am an Historian and author. I’ve been fortunate to live and work in Alaska where I researched local history and wrote about it for newspapers, magazines, and published two books so far on Wrangell History.  I continue to work on Wrangell history even though I’m living in Oregon. I was very involved in local Oregon history when I lived in Pendleton and Weston in Eastern Oregon.  I maintained a large website on Umatilla County at one point. You can see that information at www.gesswhoto.com under Umatilla County.

I’m on the board of the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead Foundation, the financial support for the local museum.  I’m back involved in Historic Preservation, which is another topic that I am passionate about. Let’s face it, if it has to do with local history you’re going to find me involved. 

designsbytrisha.com is my gateway to the creative work working with clients to develop their own websites as well as sharing my history research.  If you are looking for examples of my website work, check out my “Portfolio” link.