Jeremy Parsons has been in the heritage field for over 6 years, having worked for several municipalities, research collections, and a heritage consultant. Jeremy currently works as a heritage planner with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Jeremy is currently completing his Master of Planning (MPlan) degree in the School of Environmental Design & Rural Development at the University of Guelph. Jeremy has a Master’s degree in Urban Historical Geography from McMaster University and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts (French & Physical Education majors) from Redeemer University. Jeremy grew up in a small village in southwestern Ontario has always maintained a fascination with Canadian rural issues. He has particular interest in the intersection between community identity, tourism, heritage, and economic development. He plans to conduct research related to the adaptive reuse of aging civic buildings, community halls, and places of faith. To learn more about Jeremy and his ongoing work, please contact him by email at [email protected]lph.ca