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15 years of organization

We are not just another box-up and mail-away scanning service. We are local, personalized, and we truly care about the legacy of your photos.

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Laura Woolsey
Founder & CEO

My passion for cataloging and preserving family memories began at a very early age, when I would help my mother maintain the family photo albums in perfect chronological order. She taught me to add dates, events, and names on the back of every single photo. I loved flipping through those albums and seeing my life unfold in such an organized and meticulous manner. I didn’t realize until much later in life that this degree of detail was a rarity in most families! After receiving a Computer Science degree and enjoying a long career as a database analyst and software developer, I merged my skills in technology and data management with my passion for preserving photos and natural ability to organize to launch Memory Forward.

 

Over 15 years later, I can't think of anything more fulfilling than helping our clients create a lasting digital family archive of photos and memories, which can then be accessed by friends and family, regardless of where the physical collection resides.

As a leader and veteran of this exploding industry who is dedicated to getting the details right and providing superior service and results, I am confident my team and I can help you tell your family’s story through photos and leave a meaningful legacy for future generations.

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Hi! I’m Tom, and I really enjoy being helpful and making things run smoothly. I’ve come to Memory Forward from a special collections (rare books) library background.

I have worked extensively with digitization of precious materials, and organizing of both physical and digital assets. Much of my work at the library made high quality images of singular objects available for patron use, while also preserving an accurate representation of those items for posterity.

I must say, sounds quite pertinent to my current work, doesn’t it? I’m here to help in myriad ways as we take your photos and documents from an “insurmountable task” to “shareable archive”.

 

Please reach out if you have any questions about Memory Forward’s professional photo organizing process or services!    tom@memoryforward.com

Tom Hensle
Client Operations Manager
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Cassandra Robertson

As the Senior Photo Operations Specialist here at Memory Forward I have the great pleasure of caring for and preserving your family memories.

 

Working with historical slides, damaged antique photos, and rare photo formats is a favorite part of my work here. As a classically trained painter with a special interest in portraiture, I’ve been trained to identify even the smallest facial detail. A mole or even the shape of a child’s earlobes can help me identify a person through time. My art education paired with over three decades of practice in Adobe Photoshop means I can repair and restore photos that have survived flood, fire, and the ravages of time.

 

I love ushering forgotten moments back to the modern era and it’s an honor to preserve your memories.

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Photo Operations Specialist
Kadie Meroney

Hello! My name is Kadie, and I’ve always had a passion for working with media, both physical and digital. From studying  photography in High School to earning a degree in Radio-TV-Film at UT Austin, I’ve been captivated by the stories that can be told through visual media. The same is true of my position here at Memory Forward.

 

Having the chance to learn our clients’ stories is an incredibly satisfying part of my work, and I love being involved in every step of the photo organizing process, from the physical organizing, to scanning and preparing collections to be delivered. Since joining Memory Forward, I have logged hundreds of hours in our state-of-the-art scanning room working to preserve the precious memories of our clients. I love developing new methods to ensure those memories are captured authentically and deliver them to our clients with the highest quality possible.

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Amberly White

Hi! I’m Amberly, the newest member of the Memory Forward team. I became obsessed with taking pictures at a very young age and graduated with a degree in Photography from Texas State University in 2021. While I was in school, I worked as a digital technician for the University Library Archives. There, I learned a great deal about scanning and working with negatives from the 1950s and 1960s and this grew my already-established passion for old photographs. 

 

I love getting to organize family memories everyday. As a kid, I used to alphabetize my Halloween candy and could only eat them in that particular order, so I have been naturally inclined to organize things my entire life. I believe photographs are a great way to save and relive moments and I can’t wait to bring order to your collections of photos!

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Chief Accountant
Katie Stevens

Katie is a member of the fabulous Kickstart Accounting, Inc. team and an integral part of the Memory Forward team as well. She works with several photo organizers and understands the nuances of this unique industry inside and out. She takes pride in ensuring the accuracy of her clients’ books and acts as a partner in making financial transactions as smooth as possible. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading and has curated a large library of books over the years. Katie also enjoys hiking and being active outdoors! She resides in Washington with her husband and newborn baby.

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