Clark Beim-Esche earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. During his over 40 years of teaching College, Secondary School, and Lifelong Learning classes, Clark has presented courses on Literature, American History, Fine Arts, and Film. In 2008, he received the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum Creative Teaching Award. A gifted storyteller, Clark lectures nationally and internationally on such topics as Presidential Homes, The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, Mark Twain, Fine Arts, and Film. He and his wife, Carol, have traveled thousands of miles visiting presidential homes, sites, libraries, and museums of every past American president.