Clémence R. Scouten, President and Director
Clémence is the founder of Memoirs & More, a service that helps individuals capture and share their family stories across generations.
She launched herself into this field after working as a philanthropic advisor in Boston, which unexpectedly opened the door to her first family history project. She is a native and lover of Philadelphia, and holds a BA in English from Penn, and an MA in English from the Sorbonne in Paris.
As far as Clémence is concerned, there is no better project than a family history project. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English, and then receiving an M.A. in English from the Sorbonne in Paris, she worked in corporate settings for fifteen years. But something was missing…
She started her business, Memoirs & More, to help people curate and preserve their family history materials. Whether the end product is a memoir, family history book, or an archived collection, she helps families identify what is most important to them and deliver full-service solutions.
Alan Bergman, Director
Alan comes to personal history, biography and memoir writing after a long career in New York City’s graphic arts industry. He founded Life Stories Preserved LLC, his Second Act he calls it, in January of 2020.
Alan earned his BA in Mass Communications from Binghamton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the university’s twice-weekly newspaper. He did graduate-level work at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has authored several sea kayaking blogs and has been a contributor to online magazine, Medium.
His favorite part of his Second Act is interviewing clients to capture and retell their life stories. It is extremely gratifying for him when clients truly open-up, and he has laughed and cried together with them on numerous occasions.
Based in New York City’s leafy, northern suburbs, Alan can often be found sea
kayaking on the Hudson River when not writing a life story on his MacBook Pro or interviewing a client to learn his or her own story.
David O’Neil, Treasurer
As the founder of Story Trust, David helps families, businesses, and organizations tell their remarkable stories in ways that create a lasting legacy. His projects have ranged from single-person oral histories to full-featured corporate histories for some of the nation’s largest firms. He specializes in broadcast-quality oral histories and custom crafted history books for families and businesses. Based in the Boston area, David has been a high-school English teacher, book editor, and publishing executive. He holds a BA in economics from American University and a master’s degree in theology from Harvard Divinity School.