Our Guides

One of our most important goals at Historia is to provide you with knowledgable guides for each and every expedition.  Below are those who will join us on our trip to the Western Front in 2018.

David Currey

David Currey, principal at Encore Interpretive Design in Nashville, Tennessee, is a documentary filmmaker, historian, and interpretive planner who has worked around the world with museums and historic sites.  In 2019, he was the senior designer and historian for development of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  A few of his other projects include a one-hour documentary on Ed Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service and the design of Fort Nashborough History Center on the banks of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville.  From 2006-2009, David was a member of the Sergeant York Expedition team that located the accurate and artifact-rich Meuse-Argonne battlefield site where Alvin York's Medal of Honor action took place.  

Michael Kelly

Michael has been a guide and military historian for the last 25 years on the battlefields of the Western Front and Normandy.  Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he served in the Royal Navy before becoming a police officer in England. He worked as a detective in the Regional Crime Squad, Major Crime and Surveillance Units for 25 years. Educated at The University of Hull, he obtained a degree in history and has led military history Expeditions world-wide, including Elderhostel America, senior army officers from Australia and many small groups of pilgrims who wished to walk in the footsteps of their forebears.  Michael was part of the York Expeditions engaged in the discovery of the site and action where Alvin C. York was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in the Argonne Forest. His book, “The Hero of the Western Front: Discovering Alvin York's Battlefield,” detailing how the site was discovered.  Michael’s sport of choice is Rugby, as he is a past president of Grimsby Rugby Union Football Club and of the Lincolnshire Rugby Football Union.