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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, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Southern California. 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.

Katie Clark

Chief Operating Officer

With 20+ years experience in both corporate and nonprofit business with roles in operations, marketing and market research, Katie excels at finding efficiencies, building capacity and fostering growth. She is a longtime community volunteer having served as the President of the Junior League of Portland, and on the boards of the Miss Maine Scholarship Program, the Falmouth Memorial Library, the Episcopal Communicators and more.


Martha Tye

Vice President of Marketing

With an academic background in history and 6+ years in marketing at the Atlanta History Center, Martha is passionate about helping organizations save and share their history. At HistoryIT she helps nonprofits, associations, businesses, teams and more connect with the services, products and resources that best suit their needs. She also leads communications and storytelling consultations for our clients.

Dana Barron, PhD

Director of History Projects

Dana Barron is a professional historian and musicologist. She holds a PhD in Musicology from Indiana University, with a specialization in Renaissance-era music manuscripts, and has archival experience in the United States and Europe. Dana has over 9 years of experience in metadata creation, digital archive strategy and client support. She is an accomplished scholar and public speaker.

Rebecca Enman

Archives Manager

Rebecca Enman is a professional archivist with 10+ years of archives and museum experience. She earned an M.A. in Library and Information Science with a Concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University. She is passionate about physically and digitally preserving history and making hidden collections more accessible to the public. Prior to joining HistoryIT, she worked at the Museum of the White Mountains, where she specialized in developing archival processes and best practices for an emerging museum.

Daniel Orr

Digital Imaging Manager

Daniel has over 10 years of dedicated experience as a photographic professional. He is passionate about using modern photographic technology to bridge the gap between our past and present to preserve it for future generations. Prior to joining HistoryIT, he worked on several world-class projects in New York City’s media industry. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado and studied art history at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

Caitlin Hannah

Sales Manager

Caitlin Hannah is the Sales Manager at HistoryIT. She’s a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority and currently serves as VP of Communication for her chapter’s house corporation board as well as a District Housing Coordinator for the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. Prior to joining HistoryIT, she spent over 6 years building partnerships through her work with OmegaFi. 

Brenda Willis

Human Resources Manager