London has always called to me. When I was in 3rd grade, the teacher read The Secret Garden to my class and I was fascinated. Obsessed with Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland at first, later enthralled by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Born in the great state of Texas, but I consider myself a Londoner because I’ve lived here since 2001. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University (Go Raiders!), I followed my dream of being a flight attendant. When 9/11 happened, life changed. I moved to London and found myself back in school, graduating with a Master’s Degree. While studying here, I worked as a tour guide on one of the double decker buses.
Although my career as a marketing consultant was successful, I really love bringing history to life. When the recession hit in 2009, I got serious about tour guiding, studied London formally, and earned several qualifications to help pursue my passion of being a professional tour guide.
So here I am: an American Tour Guide In London. No — you don’t have to be American to come on my tours… I have clients from all over the world! Exploring and sharing this city with others is a privilege. Some people think it’s strange for an American to be a London tour guide, but I am passionate about the city and love what I do. Many of my tours involved costume -- because dressing up is fun for me and brings something a little extra to the tour.
It would be a privilege to be your tour guide in London. I hope to see you soon!