Marston Watson has an extensive background as a freelance writer, seminar leader and genealogical researcher. Also, he has earned the title of Distinguished Toastmaster. He wrote a column on genealogy for the Contra Costa Times and was published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. He graduated at the University of California in Berkeley with a degree in business and has had a successful career in corporate and association management. Also, he has served in a number of state and national offices with hereditary organizations including the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.