FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Ted is a lifelong New Englander, raised in Connecticut and holding degrees in U.S. History and Archaeology from Bowdoin College in Maine. Over the past decade in Massachusetts, Ted has worked in public history along Boston's iconic Freedom Trail as a U.S. Park Ranger, museum educator, and now small business owner. From local institutions such as the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, to interpreting Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, and beyond with Boston National Historical Park, Ted possesses a broad understanding of Revolutionary Boston's incredible history. In 2016, Ted founded Hub Town Tours, which has since delivered top-quality history to thousands of satisfied guests, earning coveted status as a Top Ten Tour of Boston.
Born and raised near Boston, Dave holds a BFA from the University of Hartford and MEd in History from Framingham State University. Dave has a decade of experience teaching in public schools in various roles, most recently as an after-school coordinator. Dave has led tours for seven years in Boston and Salem, where he now lives with his wife and daughter. He's had a love of history and architecture since childhood, inspired by family travel. Dave has an extensive knowledge of Boston and New England’s rich history, architecture, and maritime tradition; British and European history; as well as urban morphology (study of cities across time). Dave loves that Boston is such a uniquely historic urban environment, and the best walking city in the USA.
Drew is from Downeast Maine and has lived in New England all his life. He earned his BA in Theatre Arts from Gordon College, and moved to Boston shortly thereafter. Drew has always been fascinated by American history and possesses a wide knowledge of Boston's past. When not leading guests with Hub Town Tours, he can be found in colonial garb on tours for the Freedom Trail Foundation, working with his church, ushering guests at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, managing social media for a geriatric care management company, and auditioning for local productions. Needless to say, he's often on the move. He's proud to be a part of Hub Town Tours and the invaluable service it provides to visitors from around the world.
A born-and-bred New Yorker, Genesis moved to Boston to pursue an MA in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University, with a focus in early modern studies. During four years living abroad in Italy—where she earned her BA in Art History and Italian—Genesis used her language skills and art expertise to deliver tours in Renaissance cathedrals, museums, and palaces all over Florence, developing a passion for sharing the wonders of the past with others. Happy to be back guiding curious travelers, Genesis is fascinated by the extensive, unique history that Boston has to offer and the stories of those that once walked the same cobblestone streets. When she's not exploring Boston with Hub Town Tours, Genesis works at the iconic Museum of Fine Arts among some of her favorite artists and artworks, enriching her knowledge of the city's valuable role in American history.
Darcy is a historian, writer, and teacher. She earned her BA from Gettysburg College in History and Classics and her MA in History from Monmouth University. Darcy is a James Madison Memorial Fellow, with a concentration in U.S. Revolutionary and Constitutional Studies. A third-generation teacher, she has taught every grade from fifth grade through college. Darcy grew up in a history-loving family: her father impersonates Ulysses S. Grant, and she spent her childhood in museums, graveyards, and on historic American battlefields. She has taught in museums, transcribed letters from WWII, and conducted oral histories. Her writing has also been featured in STAT News and Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as part of the New York Times bestseller The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath. Darcy is a Boston resident and excited to lead tours of the city she loves.
A native of Ohio, Sarah moved to Boston to pursue an MA in Art History at Boston University, where she is currently researching women’s cultural production and Early-Modern collection practices. Prior to Boston, Sarah earned her BA in History and Anthropology from Kent State University. In 2021, Sarah was nationally recognized as a NCHC Portz Scholar for her dedication to historical research. During her first Boston visit, a young Sarah subjected her family to a makeshift Freedom Trail tour... but now that she lives in Boston, Sarah joined Hub Town Tours to continue sharing her passion for diverse stories from America’s past. On days when she is not on tour, Sarah works at the Victorian-era Gibson House Museum, further informing her deep knowledge of Boston’s expansive history.
Jon is originally from Boston and holds a BFA from Lesley University, just across the Charles River in Cambridge. Jon has always had a strong interest in the history of the United States. When not leading tours through the winding streets of Boston, Jon can be found reading, writing, working on documentary films, and doing photography. In addition to working at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jon has written, directed, and produced two feature-length documentary films on the Civil War. His first film documents the Civil War from the written accounts of soldiers in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry. His second film highlights the story of twelve Civil War soldiers who created a compact while at York General Hospital in 1864. Jon loves learning and meeting new people and is excited to share his knowledge while leading historical tours in Boston.
A born-and-raised New Englander, Matthew has been working on the Freedom Trail for six years—first as a British Redcoat, then as a guide in colonial garb with the Freedom Trail Foundation, where he can be found portraying his ancestor Captain Nathaniel Hutchins, who fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. The oldest of 16 cousins, Matthew long harbored a passion for entertaining and education. After earning a BS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts and training as an EMT, he was spurred by flattery and happenstance to pivot from pre-med into the performing arts. A longtime resident of Boston, Matthew joined Hub Town Tours as a way to proudly share his enthusiasm for Boston's history while carrying on his great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather's legacy.
Clio moved from South Carolina to Boston to earn her MA in History and Library Science at Simmons University, pursuing her love for research and archival work. She holds BAs in History and Computer Science from the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she also received awards for research on women’s history and her digitization of Piranesi’s works. Although not a native Bostonian, Clio fell in love with Boston and its history as soon as she stepped foot into the city. Off the Freedom Trail, Clio conducts archival work for the William Hickling Prescott House and is currently working on exploring Boston’s trade with Russia in the early 19th century. Clio joined Hub Town Tours to share her love for Boston and its history, as well as to engage with other history-lovers.
Rosalie is a born-and-raised New Englander and currently a student at Lesley University, where she is working toward her degree in history. Prior to joining Hub Town Tours, Rosalie led costumed tours along the Freedom Trail as Hannah Adams, cousin of both John and Samuel Adams, and one of the first women writers in the nascent United States of America. When Rosalie isn't walking five miles a day, she can still be found along the Freedom Trail—but standing stationary at the Paul Revere House in the North End, as part of her role as a historical interpreter inside the oldest structure surviving in Downtown Boston!
Nick, born and raised in the Boston area, holds his BA and MA from the University of Massachusetts in History and English Literature. Since first working at the Massachusetts State House as a tour guide, Nick has fostered a deep passion for local history and lore, which has informed his academic and professional careers. Among other activities, Nick's BA final project was an analysis of the life and work of Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet, as well as the early print culture of Boston. Nick possesses a deep and wide knowledge of Revolutionary Boston, and the incredible figures and events found therein. Nick joined Hub Town Tours to share his passion for Boston's astounding history with guests who are curious about Boston's role in the founding of the American experiment.
Although a native Californian, Dana has lived in the Boston area since the late 1970s. He earned his BA in American History at California State
University, Sacramento and MA in Teaching at Boston College. Dana is a 37-year veteran of teaching American, European, and African-American History at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, MA. In addition, Dana has 20 years of experience leading tours for the National Park Service in Boston. He traces his love for history back to many visits to U.S. landmarks he had as a young man traveling with his parents, who were also teachers. Dana feels that the best way to learn history is to be where the actual events took place, and Boston provides such a great opportunity with so many historical sites, rich with remarkable stories.
Will grew up outside of Boston and earned his BA in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He began his career in public history as an educator at the Old North Church in Boston's North End, before spending five summers as a park ranger with Boston African American National Historical Park. In addition to leading tours of historic Beacon Hill, William led ranger programs inside the "Cradle of Liberty" at Faneuil Hall. He has a passion for sharing Boston's history, from the Revolution to the Fugitive Slave Law to Urban Renewal. When not out and about with Hub Town Tours, William can be found leading tours inside King's Chapel, a Freedom Trail landmark, or Fenway Park.