Paul K. Williams has a background in historic preservation, having attended both Roger Williams and Cornell Universities in the discipline. Interestingly, his first job in the early nineties was directing the preservation of US Air Force Cold War era artifacts and buildings as a civilian at the Pentagon. He has since operated a 'house history' business that research homes in Washington, D.C. for current owners, been involved running Dupont Circle Main Streets, and most recently served as President of Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill for the last ten years. He is the author or co-author of over 24 books on DC's neighborhoods or DC themed histories with his husband Greg and other authors. Williams is excited to bring both the preservation expertise and his experience in the death positive movement to serve those in need while living in the gatehouse and working full time in Oak Hill Cemetery as its 14th Superintendent assisting residents find their “final forwarding address.”