Independent Historian

Secret Charles-Ford, Ed.D, graduated from the School of Educational Leadership & Change at Fielding Graduate University (2014). Dr. Charles-Ford earned two master degrees while attending Antioch University, Seattle. Her first graduate degree was earned in the Environment & Community program (2004) with a second graduate degree earned in Education (2007). Dr. Charles-Ford earned her undergraduate degree through the Department of Geography at the University of Washington (2001). Charles-Ford has been writing for since 2007.

In 2012, Dr. Charles-Ford published her first book titled Vietnam, PTSD, and Therapy: Survived All That!.  The book is about one person’s account and experience as a military personnel and a combat veteran. Vietnam, PTSD, and Therapy: Survived All That! is available for purchase through In 2015, Charles-Ford co-founded the Imagine the Possibilities: A Community Book Study Group. The goal of this book study group is to deepen understanding, critical thinking, and engagement through discussions, sharing insights, and reflections. Members strive to foster a richer appreciation for literature and promote learning and growth. Since the book groups’ inception, three women have published their own books.

In 2024, Ford was invited to join the Renton Rowing Center Board of Directors serving as the Youth Director. The Renton Rowing Center’s mission is to encourage people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to discover community on and off the water.

Rayne Dakota (Dak) Prescott (1993- )

Rayne Dakota (Dak) Prescott is a National Football League quarterback currently playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott was born on July 29, 1993, in Sulphur, Louisiana to parents Nathaniel and Peggy Prescott. Prescott attended Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana and then accepted a scholarship … Read MoreRayne Dakota (Dak) Prescott (1993- )

Angella Dorothea Ferguson (1925- )

Angella Ferguson is best known as a medical researcher. Her pioneering research focused on the development of the sickle cell disease among African American infants. Eventually, she developed a blood test to detect sickle cell at birth and this test became standard for forty U.S. … Read MoreAngella Dorothea Ferguson (1925- )