Vincent Anderson was born in Mtn. Home, Arkansas, and raised on the Arkansas/Missouri Stateline in Ozark County, Missouri. He served in the U. S. Air Force, stationed at Little Rock AFB, as an instructor in Parachutes, Oxygen Systems, and Crash Survival. He has been married to the love of his life for 26 years and has 2 children; one daughter in high school and one son studying Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas.
In 2004 Vincent graduated with a Bachelor in Biblical Arts with a minor in Hebrew. In 2006 Vincent graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education with certification in Grades 4th – 8th in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and a Pre-AP Certification in Mathematics. He is certified as an EAST Facilitator in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Education. In 2007, Vincent was named Arkansas State University – Mtn. Home Alumni of the Year.
Vincent is a former columnist of weekly “Looking Back in History” column in The Baxter Bulletin, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He has published articles for newspapers & historical quarterlies in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and South Carolina. He also has worked as a historic consultant for the Travel Channel, SyFy Channel & Animal Planet.
Vincent is currently employed at the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home, AR, and works as the Historical & Reference Librarian and Teacher. He served Board of Directors for the Arkansas Genealogical Society as the Chair of Education for three years. He is the past president of the Baxter County Genealogical & Historical Society. Vincent is a guest lecturer & teacher on the History of the Ozarks & Genealogy to civic clubs and public schools. He currently lives in Baxter County, Arkansas, and enjoys researching the Ozark region and writing a blog on the Internet entitled, Ozarks’ History.