Alice Duffee Healy is a life-long historic preservation advocate and researcher of local history. Her interest in old houses and history began as a child growing up in 18th century houses in Maryland. She cemented the interest in college, earning a bachelor’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia and then a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. She relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996.

Before starting her own consulting business in 2013, Alice alternated between coordinating cultural resource compliance for the federal government (General Services Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard), and working for cultural resource consulting firms.

Alice now consults with homeowners, architects, realtors and contractors to answer two fundamental questions: “Is this building historic… or not?” and “Will this project negatively impact historic resources?” Her intensive research and documentation of properties informs development and real estate projects to incorporate the intrinsic value of historic character into the evolving needs of modern lifestyles.

In her free time, Alice enjoys spending time with her pack of children, dogs and cats on their goat farm in Glen Ellen.