Shawn Roach works as both a photographer and training & development specialist at a Google Trusted Agency and national photography service provider based in Northern Michigan. He also runs a photography business specializing in commercial work, portraiture and 360° panoramic virtual tours. Shawn became interested in photographing the unique architecture of Kirkbride-plan Hospitals during high-school, and is now involved with organizing the preservation efforts of remaining Kirkbride-plan buildings as a Trustee of PreservationWorks. A Traverse City native, Shawn watched as the former Traverse City State Hospital was transformed into a modern day example of successful preservation, now known as The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. He believes the reuse and preservation of these “Castles on the Hills” is a sobering effort to re-establish a positive foundation for the unique architecture of last century’s asylums.
We\'re always looking for new community members to step forward and help spread the word about preserving history. Are you an artist looking for a creative way to show your talent and make a difference? Are you a historian with a passion for educating the general public? If you have enthusiasm and love to share with the local community, please contact us. We are open to all types of members, and will help you find a way to start making a difference today.Join Our Team