Originally from Napa, Helen spent several years in Washington State attending college and law school, before returning to her beloved Napa Valley, this time bringing with her a devoted husband. Helen and Jason have two adorably exhausting children and love riding bikes on the River Trail, hiking local parks, and picnicking with friends. Helen prides herself on her chocolate chip cookie recipe, her ability to make even mopping fun, and her rendition of "You are My Sunshine". She loves Napa with its beautiful scenery, delicious food, and friendly people and she hopes that everyone that comes to Napa falls in love with it like she has.
Richard Aldrich hails from Syracuse, New York. His family moved to California when he was a child and he has resided in Napa for the last fifteen years. He became interested in Napa history while working as the Box Office Manager for the historic Napa Valley Opera House where he became the theater's resident historian. He has lectured at the Napa Historical Society and maintains a large collection of artifacts relating to the many motion pictures that have been filmed over the years in the Napa Valley.
George Webber is the creator of the Napa Walking Tour and a guide as well. George made tourism his second career after a circuitous route through the wine industry, Pacific Stock Exchange and the stage. He's been giving Historic Re-Enactment tours of the Sonoma Plaza for 10 years: performing as General Vallejo, Mark Twain, and William Tecumseh Sherman. Info on George Webber can be found at www.georgewebber.com
Born and raised in New York City, Mary Hudson has spent the past 30+ years living in the Bay Area. During that time she visited Napa many times and has been a full time resident of Napa since 2005. Mary lives in a restored 1910 farmhouse with a vineyard, gardens, and chickens on the east side of Napa. She has been a Napa County Master Gardener since 2008. Mary loves Napa’s rich and vibrant history and, as a graduate of UC Berkeley in history, she enjoys sharing her passion for history with others. Mary is a first generation American whose family immigratedto the United States following World War II. While Mary appreciates the abundant bounty Napa offers today, she feels that it is equally interesting to know how present day Napa has evolved from its colorful past.