Meet Us

As a reporter for a numerous major news organizations in the U.S., Britain, Spain and Latin America, Caitlin Randall has profiled a wide variety of individuals in varying circumstances, from European power brokers to pre-Colombian art thieves. It’s the kind of experience that makes her especially good at interviewing subjects and writing about their lives, showing rare sensitivity and attention to detail.

Peter Crabtree has won awards for his photojournalism and been praised for the “wonderfully sensitive portraits” that have resulted from his documentary practice.

In addition to a passion for personal history, Caitlin and Peter love writing about and photographing fine art and craft collections. They share their clients’ interest in paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more. Caitlin has written about art and art crime for Art & Antiques Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Asian and, while Peter has worked closely with numerous visual artists and collectors, photographing everything from handmade paper works to ceramic sculpture.

Caitlin, who comes from a family of architects, studied art and architectural history at Wellesley College. She has an MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and an MA in Narrative Nonfiction from City University in London. She was a staff correspondent for Reuters and Dow Jones News Service in New York, London and Madrid and has taught journalism and nonfiction writing at Roehampton and Middlesex Universities in London.

After a career as a reporter and editor in Vermont, during which time he freelanced for the New York Times, Newsday and other metropolitan dailies, Peter turned full-time to photography, exhibiting his work at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Berkshire Museum and the Instituto Chileno NorteAmericano de Cultura, among other venues. His photos have appeared in literary and art magazines, including Tin House, The Poetry Review and Sculpture, and an academic journal, Visual Communications Quarterly.

As a book designer, Peter is particularly adept at helping clients identify their best archival images and memorabilia for publication and guiding them through the production process. He also creates websites for visual artists.


Roheela Malik, Director of Marketing

Roheela brings to The Story Project broad management and marketing skills from her experience in business and the non-profit sectors in Europe and the United States. She started her career in public relations and moved on to project management roles in London for a global energy company.

On transferring to the US Roheela expanded her portfolio to include strategic planning and retail marketing. Her most recent work has centered on the educational and not-for-profit sectors, where she has held senior executive volunteer roles, spearheading and managing initiatives, including at Dress for Success, the Women and Girls Foundation and Preschool Advantage.

Roheela is excited to support The Story Project team – to provide our clients exceptional service and to produce for them the highest quality books.

She has an M.Sc. in International Relations from Southampton University, England and a B.Sc. in Human Biology from Surrey University in England.

Kate Lee Butler, Editor

Kate is a long-time reporter,  skilled editor and project manager. Most recently, she was the first VP of Engagement at The Associated Press, where she was tapped to create a comprehensive customer engagement strategy.

Support staff

JERRY CARBONE is the owner of Whetstone Brook Genealogy in Brattleboro, Vermont, Jerry is especially adept at researching Italian historical archives.