Jeff Maulhardt was born in Oxnard, CA. He attended local schools: Parkview, EO Green, Hueneme High, Ventura College then off to Chico State where he earned a BA in Philosophy and Liberal Studies.
Jeff began teaching career at Driffill Elementary in Oxnard then moved over to RJ Frank Intermediate School where he began teaching American History.
Jeff”s interest in local history comes from his families long ties to the area. The Maulhardt and Borchard family began their agricultural endeavors in 1867 and various family members have participated in the growth and development of the county.
Jeff published his first book in 1997. After four self published books, Jeff began writing a series of local history books for Arcadia Publishing—8 in total.
In addition to teaching and writing, Jeff runs an insurance business—Maulhardt Insurance Agency—and heads a non-profit, The Oxnard Historic Farm Park Foundation that is raising money to create a history museum in Oxnard.