Mary Beth Lagerborg


Author and Personal Historian Mary Beth Lagerborg has loved interviewing people and telling their stories since her first job as assistant editor for Colorado Country Life magazine, traveling the Colorado back roads to interview the oldest flying farmer or the local rodeo queen.

As Director of Media for a non-profit, she developed a publishing brand of more than 70 titles. She understands what it takes to bring a book from idea to print.

Mary Beth serves on the board of the Association of Personal Historians. She loves working with individuals, families and businesses to preserve their stories.


Caleb J. Seeling


Caleb J. Seeling is founder and publisher of Samizdat Publishing Group, which has formed three imprints and publishes 20-30 books each year. He is also the Director of the Certificate in Publishing at Western State Colorado University. Caleb prepares Retelling books for print, including interior layout and design, creation of an optional ebook version, and listing on Amazon. He works with the printer to ensure a high quality end product.


Graphic Designer

Cindy Young helps clients share their stories on the pages of magazines, books, and web sites, by weaving together imagery and words to create unique and memorable pieces. Working alongside Mary Beth, she crafted this website.


Kathleen Groom brings nearly three decades of freelance editing experience to the Retelling team. She specializes in substantive and developmental editing that helps our clients hone the main points of their projects and organize them to best effect. With her combined skills of seeing the big picture and detailed line editing, Kathy produces clear, enjoyable copy Retelling clients will be proud to share.


Adam Ellis has worked in the book industry since 2002, when he was first exposed to the wonderful world of self-publishing. Over the years he has worked with thousands of authors and helped to produce, print and publish countless books. Adam founded in 2010 to provide a high-quality, affordable printing option for all authors and businesses looking to print their books. He lives in Longmont, Colorado with his wife and five beautiful children.


Corrie Francis Parks is a designer and animator whose animated films have been exhibited around the world. As a talented illustrator, Corrie can create drawings to give just the right custom touch to a story. Her work for Retelling includes illustrations for Cowboy Troubadour and High Mark 11.


Peggy Thomson Greenwood has provided professional assistance with family histories for more than 25 years. Her guiding philosophy is the belief that every person can reap the rewards that come from knowing one’s roots and that these rewards are invaluable. Peggy provides the optional service of researching and designing a family tree for inclusion in Retelling projects.

Audio Editor

Having clean, clear audio is essential to capturing stories in an audio format. Dave Morrison edits and enhances our recordings so that the voices behind the stories can be saved for the enjoyment of generations to come. Dave is Retelling’s go-to person for questions regarding audio equipment and preservation. In addition, Dave is a video family historian ( and professional photographer (


Jill Cournoyer learned transcription while temping in hospitals in the 1980s, and it gradually progressed from a sideline to a regular career. In 2007, she began her own transcription, writing, and editing business, The Portable Scribe ( She enjoys the diversity of clients and their subjects, from psychologists doing case histories to individuals sharing their life stories. 

Business Adviser

Kelly Calton provides outsourced bookkeeping and payroll services for small businesses within the Rocky Mountain Region. She enjoys assisting clients organize their finances and helping them understand the financials aspects of their businesses.

Support Services

As a small business, Retelling relies on the ever-friendly, talented technological help of the One to One creatives at the local Apple Store. Folks like Casey and Linda are valued teammates.

A nearby UPS Store is an important partner on the Retelling team. Julie Koler and her staff are our go-to source for manuscript printing, copying, shipping, notary services, and fax. Their interest and enthusiasm are encouraging on a solitary work day.