Storytelling is my passion
Hi there, my name is Makenzie Huber and I'm an award-winning journalist at the Argus Leader newspaper in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I talk to people for a living. I love to hear them recount memories and what's important to them, and craft them into an article that brings life to their tale and preserves their story.
My father has always been interested in our family genealogy and it was during my research with him when I was in college that I realized that something was missing from information we collected. We were missing the voices of the people who were recorded in our family tree. He could tell me a few tidbits about my great grandmother, but I knew nothing about what she was like or what she learned during her life.
I started interviewing my grandparents and my father to preserve their memories and legacies. Unfortunately, I was already too late to capture my grandfather's account when he suffered a stroke and wasn't able to communicate to those around him at the same caliber.
This only pushed me to work harder to preserve memories of others, and I want to extend the opportunity to preserve the memories and legacies of your loved ones before it's too late.
I exercise my interviewing skills on a daily basis at the Argus Leader, and it's important to me to make my subjects feel comfortable and to enjoy their experience. I like to think that I have a conversation more than I interview.
Crafting interviews into comprehensive and intriguing stories is a daily skill I use. These are the same skill sets necessary for conducting and creating personal histories. I also have skills in video editing and audio editing outside of my journalism work experience.
Please know that I will treat your loved one with the utmost respect and take care in the memories and history they provide me. Everyone has a story to tell, you just have to ask the right questions.