What Are We About?
IdaHistory is first and foremost about combining entertaining and scholarly history. Idaho's
history takes many forms; it is diverse, tragic, at times inspiring, and even humorous.
Our mission is to make our history accessible to everyone through social media, books, apps, and tours.
We value proper research and having fun while we are doing it.
We also offer custom historical research services. Want to know the history of your property or about your family history? We can research it for you.
Contact Us for more info on what we can do for you
Mark grew up in Seattle, Washington where he followed around bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent time in The Balkans. He moved to Idaho in 2009 and founded IdaHistory in 2019. He earned his Master's in History from BSU. He is a huge rock music fan and collects vintage Star Wars toys that he tells his children not to touch.
Jeff was born here in the greatest state of the Union. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and has worked in public service for 15 years. He published his first book, Brave as a Lion: Jeff Standifer and the Knights of the Golden Circle in December of 2019 and was the creator, co-host and producer of Cascadia Podcast: History of the Pacific Northwest. He loves metal, and can't get much work done without listening to it.
As an avid photographer, videographer, media content creator, glass etcher, and makeup special effects aficionado, not to mention a fan of history and a super fan of the horror genre, Amanda is a great addition to our team! Some of Amanda's credits include the short film Running On Love for the H48 Film Festival and being a Promo Model for both 100.3 The X and 96.9 The Eagle.