Memory to Memoir is a team of creative professionals putting experience and expertise to work. We help people take the “facts” of their life and weave them into a vivid and coherent memoir and heirloom for themselves, their friends, and their family.

 

Our mission is to help clients reconnect to the richness of their lives – the challenges that taught them, the milestones and turning points, the values and perspectives they’ve gained with age and experience – while creating a polished history to be cherished for generations.

 

Principals

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• Jody Hauber is a Los Angeles-based writer of fiction, non-fiction, and essays. Her most recent novel, Everything Is What It Seems, is currently pending publication.  An excerpt from the novel was published in the anthology Women On the Edge:  Writing from Los Angeles (Toby Press2006).  “The Hole Where A Glow Should Be,” a seminal short story out of which the novel came to be envisioned, was selected for the anthology Long Baptisms: Writings by Daughters of Alcoholic Mothers.   Additionally, she has authored two previously published novels.

She has also been the 10-year owner of a successful Los Angeles public relations firm as well as a communications consultant to Kaiser Permanente and other HMOs.  Her knowledge and experience encompass a broad spectrum from corporate consultation and design of internal communications prototypes to the creation of business and corporate materials and bylines. Articles she has authored on behalf of clients have appeared inNewsweeks “My Turn” column, Financial Planning on Wall Street, and Private Asset Management.   Articles under her own name have been published in Los Angeles Times, Larchmont Chronicle, TravelScope, French Alps Discovery Guide, Playgirl, and New West.

Jody has been a Feature Prize Winner in the Writers' Digest Personal Essay Contest. 

A Cum Laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, she has attended the graduate schools of Georgetown University and UCLA.

• Leslie Carlson, owner of Information Design, is an experienced graphic designer and art director now specializing in infographics and graphic design. She is also experienced in typography, layout and photography. 

As a visual journalist for the LA Times for 15 years, Leslie Carlson created many a daily map, as well as breaking news graphics in print and online. She was a major contributor to the Pulitzer Prize winning Altered Oceans series and wasawarded a Pulitzer crystal for her infographics contribution, including research and major graphics. In addition to her graphics work, Leslie has generated and written stories about the environment. She was a part of the startup of the Outdoors Section, and contributed both stories and graphics to it.

Previous to the LA Times, Leslie was an Art Director for Maher Kaump & Clark, a medical advertising agency. She also worked as a freelance designer for Getty Publications and UCLA Extension.

She has extensive training in producing 3D graphics, as well as painting and drawing expertise. She has a BA in Biology from Pomona College.

Her work can easily be seen at www.leslievcarlson.com.

• Ronald Raley is a professional screenwriter living in Los Angeles.  His credits include Edge of SanityDorianCupid and CateThe Runaway; and The Locket, for which he received a Camie Award. Ron has worked as a Creative Executive for Cannon Pictures and Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, and has written and/or developed screenplays for Glenn Close, Vanessa Redgrave, Chuck Norris, Anthony Perkins, Malcolm McDowell, and others. A recent screenplay, “An Ocean Apart” about the love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and novelist, Nelson Algren, is in active development with a London based Production Company.  He is presently engaged in writing a new screenplay – a thriller about an American architect in China.

For the past several years, Ron has been an instructor in the Screenwriting Program at UCLA Extension.  Previously he taught Screenwriting at USC. He has written and/or produced over forty management trainingvideos and is a consultant in Narrative Strategy to numerous private, and corporate clients. 

A graduate of Stanford University with an MA from UCLA, Ron has also studied at Sophia University in Tokyo and at the Sorbonne in Paris.