Anthony is originally from southern California. He has been teaching history since 1998. Anthony is a retired Marine Corps officer, having served as a platoon and company commander, executive officer, operations officer, Aide de Camp, and as a military instructor. In 2004 he became a civilian and continued teaching at the college level. He has traveled in Asia and Europe. His hobbies include traveling, studying French, writing, running, weightlifting, reading, skiing, eating out, going to movies and the theater.