Developing your narrative. Empowering future generations.



Developing Your Narrative 

StoryKeeping captures the essence of who you are and how you came to be here. We use a specialized interview process to extract the past, and employ professional equipment to capture milestone moments in the present. Your past and present guide your narrative, and your narrative guides your future.

Empowering the Future 

Folks who know where they come from know who they are and what they’re capable of achieving. There comes a time in everyone’s life when it’s their responsibility to teach the next generation, and when that time presents itself StoryKeeping is there to guide them in empowering the future.

Children with the most confidence possess an intergenerational self.



Respect for Every Story 

StoryKeeping has maintained, since the founding day, that every story is important and deserves to be documented in a professional manner.

Options for Every Budget

StoryKeeping works with you to find the optimal balance between your budget and delivering the best product with respect to your story.

There is no such thing as an uninteresting life, such a thing is an impossibility. Beneath the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
– Mark Twain

Successful enterprises go out of their way to capture their core identity.



Storytelling with Alzheimer’s?

The first time I interviewed someone with Alzheimer’s I knew that I had done my best, but was still afraid I hadn’t done a good job. After three hours of interviewing, the storyteller had launched into the same stories repeatedly, and I couldn’t help but feel that I’d allowed time to waste. I treated the woman with dignity, and transitioned her out of stories she’d already told into new subjects as politely as possible. But after the interview had concluded, the storyteller’s daughter (who’d been listening in the next room) was elated by how much her mother had opened up during the StoryKeeping process. I wasn’t afraid anymore. I’d gotten her mother to speak in depth and with more energy than she recognized.

Does DNA = Who You Are?

Families are influenced by the most immediate generations around them and the meaning they take the time to pass down. I was sitting next to a woman on a plane when she asked what I do for a living. When I explained how I help people pass their story down to the next generations she loved it, but then she grew disheartened as she remembered how broken her family tree had become. A divorce here and an adoption there meant drawing her family tree would be challenging.

Content of Character

I stopped in at a market a couple days ago to pick up some meat. The market was the busiest I’d seen, and a teenage boy behind the counter asked if he could help me. I gave him my order of three pounds of chili meat, and it became apparent this was one of his first days. He struggled to put gloves on as the other employees quickly moved around him. He grabbed the plastic bag for the meat, placed it atop the scale, and attempted to zero it in.

Stories in a Flash

Technology is difficult to keep up with, and as a content creator the onus is on me to ensure the productions I’m delivering to clients are going to maintain relevance as long as possible. At least, that’s the StoryKeeping approach. I don’t want to give a client a DVD they’ll want to convert to digital next year, and leave them with standard definition content. Of course, if the client absolutely wants a DVD I’m going to give them one, because ultimately I make dreams come true. :)

Harvard’s 75-Year Happiness Study

When I saw a link for a 75-year Harvard study dedicated to determining the source of people’s happiness, I knew I was about to watch something good. The speaker, Robert Waldinger, delivers the information quite simply, but it doesn’t disappoint.

StoryKeeping My Parents – Act Like You Don’t Know Me

Ultimately, their StoryKeeping Feature turned out beautifully, and is seen up above in this post. But one of my favorite stories didn’t make the cut because guess what? People don’t tell stories the same way twice, and there’s something special about capturing the full story in all it’s enthusiasm the first time around.

If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way. – Erik H. Erickson

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