Born in Vancouver, Canada, Kerry Candaele grew up in Lompoc, a small working-class town on the central coast of California.
After attending Chico State College, U.C. Santa Barbara, and Columbia University -- where he was a Richard Hofstader Fellow in U.S. history -- Kerry taught history and politics at various colleges including Occidental College and Cal State Dominguez Hills in California.
He is the author of two books on U.S. history, and is now at work on a film about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. He resides in Venice, California, with his wife and three daughters.