Want to tell your story, but don’t know where to start?

Maybe you don't have the time, or you've hit a wall, or you don't think you're a writer.

I can help you map out a pathway through those stuck places.


Rachel Hayward, MDiv

Rachel Hayward, MDiv

Those in my family have always been storytellers. Over dinners or gatherings, family heirlooms are passed, stories told, laughter loud. I have a deep passion for this work and a strong desire to help document and preserve the stories that we all carry with us – big and small. My personal experience with my own family, ten years in the publishing business, and being an ordained interfaith minister has given me a breadth and depth about all the ways stories reveal themselves, and insight on how to creatively help you navigate and document your own. 

I couldn’t be more pleased with Rachel's efforts and the results so far in solving the many roadblocks I kept running into with my genealogy.  I give her 5 stars for her dogged and determined approach in trying to glean information any way she can. If you want to make headway in finding out about your family's stories, Rachel is your gal!

Terri De Shon, McMinnville, OR

With Rachel, our stories are in the very best hands. Her comforting nature and warmth melds with her desire to honor the history of our experiences; this makes sharing our stories everything it should be. For those who have words and wisdom that future generations might never otherwise hear, I recommend Rachel. She will help you create heirlooms that will be enjoyed for generations.

Erika Ironwood-Hunt, Troutdale, OR