Luci J. Baker Johnson

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Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Freelance Writer & Historian
Location Ballard, Washington, United States
Introduction I was born in WI and raised in an a-typical 1960s neighborhood St. Paul, MN. I did all the things a ‘Minnesota Nice’ girl does; graduated high school, went on to college earning degrees in Sociology & Recreation, landed my first job as a Youth Director. After a 2 yrs. I then found my perfect career at the American Red Cross. I loved the work, but developed a seven-year itch and found myself headed west to Seattle (1992) to work for the Seattle Red Cross; working with youth, AmeriCorps, and International Services. After 18 years I left the Red Cross in pursuit of my passion for architecture, social history, and writing. I spent a decade as Manager of Education & Volunteers for Historic Seattle. I'm now a freelance writer / historian with a expertise in Norwegian-American genealogical research, house histories, and PNW social history. I'm actively involved in a number of nearby associations and volunteer weekly at various locations. I'm living out my dream in Ballard (a Scandinavian community of Seattle) with my software-engineer husband as well as an in-home caregiver to my aging (widowed) mother.
Interests Perpetual learning, Writing, Meandering, Norwegian, Reading creative non-fiction, Nearby History, Historic Preservation, Pacific Northwest History, Built Heritage