I have had the good fortune to know and work with Ted Moreno for more than 25 years. As an Historical Guide at Hearst Castle, Ted was an active participant in the Oral History program. Ted not only edited oral history interviews, he conducted several important interviews with people whose life stories and experiences greatly contributed to our understanding of the Castle, the Hearst Ranch, and the communities of Cambria and San Simeon. Ted is well read, and his broad and deep understanding of history forms the background for his interviews, resulting in not only a valuable memoir, but a contribution to the literature yourself. Ted is a good listener, polite and respectful of his subjects, and his friendly manner helps put people at ease and allows them to share and relate their stories, experiences, and insights with him, and with the families and the readers of these recorded conversations. Oral history is a craft, a skill that requires a special approach for maximum benefit. Ted Moreno possesses those skills, and uses them for the benefit of many, now and into the future.
Former State Historian, San Simeon Region--California Dept. of Parks
There are a only a handful of people who have earned the right to be called a Master Storyteller. Ted Moreno is one of those few. Ted takes your life story and puts it into context with the history and times in which you live and the people whose lives you touch. His sense of visual style, wit and depth of empathy enables him to bring your personal biography to life for generations to come. Memories are one of our most precious possessions. You can trust Ted with yours.