Learn about the professional and educational credentials of the personal historians at Interwoven Heritage Services.

Our historians

The historians at Interwoven Heritage Services have more than 30 years of experience in the fields of history, education, oral history, graphic design, writing, museums, and personal history. Our technical skills coupled with our creative abilities allow us to first record and preserve your history and then design and produce a totally unique product that fits your needs.

Jennifer A. Kulikowski

Jenny brings to IHS 20 years of experience as a historian, museum professional, and oral historian. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College in American Studies, concentrating on material culture and folklore. She earned her Master of Arts from North Carolina State University's Public History program, trained in both archives and museums. Jenny spent eight years as Executive Director at the Raleigh City Museum, spearheading projects to capture the stories of Raleigh's people through oral histories and the preservation and exhibition of photos and artifacts. She collaborated with Elizabeth Reid Murray and K. Todd Johnson on Wake: Capital County of North Carolina, Vol. 2. As a member of the adjunct faculty at North Carolina State University, Jenny taught a graduate-level class (Introduction to Museology) within the Public History program. She has also contracted with AO Associates, a graphic design firm. Other past positions/projects include North Carolina State University Archives (Alumni Fellow), Olivia Raney Local History Library, Capital Area Preservation, Johnston County (IA) Museum Committee, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Jewish Heritage Project, Bureau County (IL) Historical Museum and Library, and Grinnell (IA) Historical Museum. When she is not preserving the history of her clients, she likes to spend time with her two daughters and her husband and volunteering in her childrens' schools.

Gail P. Deaton

Gail hails from Newport News, Virginia, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Christopher Newport University. Upon graduation, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she worked at the Mint Museum of Art before meeting her husband in 1996. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Raleigh, where Gail worked at the North Carolina Museum of History. During this time, she also completed a Master of Arts in Public History from North Carolina State University, and completed internships at the Raleigh City Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art. In 2004, she left the NCMOH when her first son was born. A daughter followed in 2005, and in 2009, she and Bob welcomed their youngest son home from Taipei, Taiwan. When she is not chasing children or catching stories, she volunteers at her children's school and is also a fifth-grade catechist at St. Mary Mother of the Church in Garner. In addition, Gail is a Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County) volunteer.

Interwoven Heritage Services, LLC is a member of the Association of Personal Historians. Jenny and Gail are also members of the Oral History Association.