Meet Our Professional Team
CLIENT RELATIONS / MANAGER / CO-FOUNDER
John is the voice of Legacy Books®. Earning his degree in business management, he went on to work in the marketing and PR department of a Boston based athletic organization. He gained valuable experience in interview processes, program creation, large event management and writing. His love of people and warm personality encourages in-depth interviews and discussions with clients. John ensures every Legacy Book is crafted with the individuality best suited to each project.
ART DIRECTOR / CO-FOUNDER
Barbara is the creative force behind Legacy Books®. She earned her BFA and went on to study at a design academy in Switzerland. Once home, she began designing products for a scrapbook manufacturer and became enthralled with the idea of memory keeping. Wanting to expand her knowledge, she began managing the production press for large yearbook projects. That large-scale experience layered neatly onto her small-scale experience in memory-keeping, and gave her the passion and know-how to create loving legacies.
Ms. Rogers earned a Bachelor of Arts at BYU in English, British and 19th Century American History. She has taught family history for many years. For over a decade, she’s performed genealogical research and written narrative family histories for others. Her specialty is early LDS, British and Scandinavian research. She loves helping others learn about their family connections and roots.
DWIGHT A. RADFORD
Dwight A. Radford is a professional family history researcher. He specializes in Ireland, England, Canada, African American, Native American and United States research. He enjoys connecting families together through historical documents and seeing cherished family heirloom books published for generations to enjoy.
WRITER / RESEARCHER
Christopher Bigelow has authored several books. He served as an editor of several periodicals, including the LDS church’s Ensign. He assists Legacy Books® in providing commercial publishing services for some of their clients. Christopher earned a BFA in writing, literature and publishing from Emerson College, Boston, and an MA in creative writing from Brigham Young University.
Dave Barton is a designer who graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in graphic design, he also spent time studying design in Switzerland. Dave helps with layout and design customization.
Rachel has worked for 20 years in print shops, with design teams and with her own design firm. She graduated from Utah State University in Art and holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Rachel has also dabbled in publishing, product development, ecommerce, brick-n-mortar retail and as a layman art curator. She is an assistant Professor of Digital Design at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.
Kat has loved books for as long as she can remember. Through earning a BA in English from BYU, she turned that love into a career by becoming an editor. She has a passion for clarity and consistency and specializes in nonfiction editing. While she has worked on a wide variety of projects, from religious commentaries to cookbooks and from psychotherapy studies to biographies, her favorite projects have always been historical.
Matthew Brown started at Legacy Books® in October of 2015. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Graphic Design. He has been designing for various companies for years now, but his favorite projects always involved lots of images and lots of data—the usual for projects at Legacy Books®. Matthew works on layout, image editing, and cover design.