Jessica is an archaeologist and historian who has also worked as a docent for Context in Rome. Born and raised in the historic North End of Boston, she followed the Bostonian cursus honorem of studies at Boston Latin School and Harvard before becoming a certified teacher and guide. She has collaborated with several local cultural institutions on tours of historic sites, including Historic Neighborhoods and the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage. Deeply knowledgeable about the history of Boston, she possesses a teacher's gift for framing and contextualizing information. She loves exploring her native city in the company of her son.
Christian VanDerslice has been a tour guide in Boston for more than twenty years. Specializing in the early years of the American Revolution, he builds his tour around the words of William Faulkner, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." That is an easy thing to do in a city like Boston, where history comes alive on every corner. He was educated as Boston College where he studied History and Secondary Education. His work as a high school history teacher has honed his skills at making the stories he tells engaging to even the most distracted listener. Recently he has developed an adult education class that uses a multi sensory technique to connect the Boston we know today with the historic stories she holds. An avid sailor and runner, Christian lives in Braintree, MA with his wife and 12 year old daughter.
Trained as a historian and archaeologist, Marc has worked at history museums and community colleges all over the US. His historical interests, which have led him to author numerous historical articles, academic and popular, for publications in the US and Europe, range from architectural history, to the Spanish Empire, to Mesoamerica and the pre-Hispanic North American Southwest. His current historical project is a book about the Presidio (i.e., old Spanish fort) San Agustin del Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, Marc likes to shoot photographs, paint, build models, and write cosmicist fantasy in the tradition of HP Lovecraft. In 2017 he published his first collection of stories and novellas entitled "The Esoteric Order of Dagon."