Eric Mease is an American History buff with a specific interest in the Early American period. He is a retired paralegal from the DuPont Company’s Intellectual Property group, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and a Master’s degree in Arts and Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware. Eric is a member of the board of trustees of the Historical Society of Cecil County and a past member of the board of directors of the Historic Elk Landing Foundation, both based in Elkton, Maryland. He has taught continuing education classes around a wide range of topics including the American Civil War, America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, the Declaration of Independence, Alexander Hamilton, a comparison between the founding of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Jamestown, Virginia, American Slavery, and the Race to the Moon at Cecil College, Harford Community College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. He is married with two grown children and 4 grandchildren. Besides history, Eric’s hobbies include camping, biking, and long-distance running. He has 3 marathon and 70 half marathon metals adorning a basement wall!