James Fester earned a B.A. in history from Cal State Long Beach and holds Social Studies teaching certificates in two states. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has taught history to people of all ages for over 15 years. For the last 8 years he has taught U.S. History as a public school teacher. In addition to teaching and developing technology-based, blended-learning curriculum for K-12 schools, he has volunteered as an interpreter for both California State Parks and the County of San Diego.

When he's not in the classroom, James works as a guide for a company specializing in using our nation's national parks as science classrooms. He's led students from multiple states into parks like Yellowstone, Shenandoah, and Grand Teton.

He also writes on a number of topics relating to history. Currently, he is developing a podcast on historic landmarks in California and across the U.S.

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