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Our Team

HistoryIT is a company of digital innovators who are all dedicated to saving history in their own unique ways.

Headquartered in Portland, Maine, HistoryIT maintains outposts in Chicago, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Wherever we are, we’re ready to save history at a moment’s notice.  

We employ passionate project and metadata specialists, historians, content and social media experts, software engineers and more.

Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD

Founder & CEO

Kristen Gwinn-Becker is a professional historian, digital strategist and established thought leader in the field of digital preservation. She holds a PhD in U.S. History from George Washington University and has worked for over 15 years in software development. Kristen is a published author, accomplished scholar and experienced public speaker, including her TEDx talk on the Future of History.

Donny Lowe

Chief Technology Officer

After serving 5-plus years as the Director of Digital Strategy at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Donny joined the HistoryIT team. In addition to overseeing the museum’s digital preservation efforts, Lowe managed all Hall of Fame branded online portals. Before that, he spent 10 years in television production for Nexstar Media Group and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Matt Arnold

Chief Sales Officer

Matt joined HistoryIT in 2021 to develop and grow our sales team. He has worked in the Greek community serving in sales and leadership roles for 20-plus years, and brings a valued perspective as HistoryIT expands our fraternal organization offerings.