Group Sales Manager – CAST member since 1998
Hi! My name is Erica. I was born the youngest of seven children in Mexico City and lived there for a few years before moving to St, Louis, Missouri. Although I have spent every summer of my life in Coronado, my family officially moved there in 1991. I graduated from Coronado High School Class of ’94 and then pursued my college education at San Diego State University. After two years at State I decided to try something completely different so I moved to Barbados which is a tiny little island in the Caribbean. I spent the next two years of my life owning/operating a beach bar & restaurant on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. This, amidst all of the hard work, was a great learning experience! After suffering from homesickness I moved back home to San Diego in ’98. Later that year is when I started with Old Town Trolley as a “summer job” until I went back to school in the fall. 10 years later… I’m still here and I can say that I truly love my job; I have fun and enjoy everyone I work with!
Director of Sales – CAST member since 1998
I was born in Concord, New Hampshire and very fortunate to be part of a set of twin boys. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Communications and after graduation followed the sun to San Diego. My first job was at Sea World for the summer and then I worked as a Concierge at The Sheraton Harbor Island for almost 10 years. I also served as the President of The San Diego Concierge Association for two years as well. I have been with Old Town Trolley Tours for 9 years and can honestly say that I love my job and truly enjoy coming to work every day!
Sales Representative – CAST member since 1999
A summer visit to San Diego 20 years ago and I fell in love with the city. I’ve been a resident going on 17 years now. I was born in Des Moines, Iowa but grew up in the hot desert of Tucson, Arizona. In high school I was involved in numerous singing groups and practiced magic as a hobby. These days I like to spend time with friends being outdoors working in the yard and landscaping. Doing anything creative! I also love nature. Oh yeah and my big black cat, Bishop, too!
Valet – CAST member since 2004
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, mostly in Philadelphia, graduated Central high school: then Temple University, College of Education. Majored in History, English, and Psychology. My wife, Mimi, and I celebrated our 47th anniversary in September 2006. We have two sons, Dan & Mike. Our family moved to San Diego in 1974, after a career in sales/management, I decided to switch fields and attended Mesa College in Food Service & Culinary Arts. The highlight of my hospitality career was as a manager of Ida Bailey’s Restaurant and the Palace Bar at the Historic Horton Grand Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, where I had several vivid encounters with the resident “ ghost”. My hobby is gourmet cooking, and I have always been interested in San Diego’s History.
Lead Mechanic – CAST member since 2002
I was born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico. I’ve lived in San Diego since 1973. I’ve been happily married for 32 years and have three kids and one granddaughter. I am a private pilot and flying is my hobby. I have been an instructor for vocational training of auto body and paint and auto mechanics for 20 years at the Sweetwater School District. I am very happy to work for Old Town Trolley Tours and be able to share my expertise for the progress of the company.
Lead Mechanic – CAST member since 2003
Hi, my name is Elliott. I was born on January 16, 1973 in Tijuana, Baja California. I enjoy camping, fishing and I also like music. I’m very friendly and I like to help people.
Valet – CAST member since 2012
I was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. In 1979, I moved to San Diego and instantly fell in love with this beautiful city. I worked in the restaurant business for over 25 years. I was over-do for a change and joined OTT in May 2012. My hobbies include arts and crafts and making silk bridal bouquets. I am blessed to have wonderful people in my life. I am so happy to be part of the OTT family.
Sales Representative – CAST member since 2013
I was born and raised in Ohio. We spent our summers on the Ohio River, water skiing, and enjoying the outdoors. I moved to San Diego in 1988 and fell in love with this fabulous city! I love our city’s beautiful skyline and wonderful weather and enjoy dining outside. What’s not to love when you feel you are on vacation everyday!
CAST member since 2004
I am a native of Nebraska, and have lived in San Diego for more than 30 years. I first came here when I joined the Navy fresh out of high school. Serving almost four years, I decided to stay in this city that I came to love. Entering an apprenticeship program, I worked in the printing industry for the next several decades. By 2002, technology changed the career focus to starting a new job outlook at mid-life. An aspiring writer, I continue work on Great American Novels. I am certain that my storytelling abilities, powers of observation, and love of working with people will infuse my Old Town Trolley SEAL Tour-and that it, in turn, will enhance my writing. I am an active outdoors man. I love to ski, surf, and hike. My wife Beth and I camp and whitewater raft together. I have three children and eight grandchildren.
CAST member since 2011
I was born on the island of Pico Azores, Portugal. I came to the USA in 1974 and have been in San Diego ever since. I was a tuna fisherman for over 20 years. I have been married for 30 years, have two sons and two grandchildren. I started working for OTT when the SEALS were born, after three years, I moved to other things around the harbor. Now I’m back part time and having fun. I love to fish and travel around the good USA with my wife.
CAST member since 2012
Born and raised in the city of brotherly love (Philadelphia). Started my maritime career in the United States Coast Guard as a ships navigator. After an honorable discharge, I sat for my captains license returning to Philadelphia. Working for several companies including Spirit Cruises, Ride the Ducks, and a few off shore oil companies, I fell in love with the concept of tourism and it fit my natural innate ability to play well with others. I moved to America’s Finest City in 2006, bounced throughout the state for five years and returned to San Diego in 2012, where I started working for Old Town Trolley Tours and SEAL Tours.
CAST member since 1999
Born outside of Chicago, Illinois – moved to San Diego at age 4 and never looked back. After 30 years in the automobile and truck rental industry, I came to Old Town Trolley as a Conductor in 1999. In addition to driving the City Tour, I also served as a Ghost Host, Script Development/Documentation Researcher, and Trainer on my way to becoming the full time Safety Officer. Since about 1985, my spare time has been spent maintaining and sailing Tall Ships, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship “Star of India”, the official tall ship for the state of California, the “Californian”, and a representation of a vessel from R.H. Dana’s ‘Two Years Before the Mast’, the “Pilgrim”.