I was born in Boulder, Colorado. I’m a navy brat and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I relocated to San Diego in 1994 for my spouse’s naval career and I’ve been here ever since. I have an MFA in theatre and although I love to perform, my passion is costume design and construction. I have recently become very interested in the history of textiles and historic clothing construction. I have three small dogs and two adult children. I love that San Diego has a very diverse cultural scene which includes all the arts and fabulous museums in a beautiful setting.
Hi there! My name is Bob. Wow! It’s such a great feeling to be part of the wonderful family here at Old Town Trolley Tours. I grew up in a Navy family. I found home on my seventh and final move here in San Diego. In 1985, I joined Invader Cruises, and I captained yachts for Hornblower for 10+ years. Now, after a brief sprint to Catalina Classic Cruises, I have once again found a home here at Historic Tours of America.
I was born & raised in the Netherlands and moved to the USA a loooong time ago to work as a tour guide for Europeans coming to the U.S. until COVID happened… San Diego is the best city in the USA! I love being on the water, and the climate is great! I also love hiking, kayaking, reading, and being a guide!
I grew up in NorCal (San Francisco/Bay Area to be more specific), but moved down here for college. I didn’t leave after, because, hey, why would I? The weather is beautiful, and the people are tolerable. I like working on my project car and playing video games, occasionally.
When I am not playing dress-up or uncovering the Earth, I’m working on my tan. Sometimes I watch sports. Other times I watch movies. Rarely do I read, which is something I used to enjoy immensely. Nowadays I’m limited to reading Nietzsche, Poe, Hemingway, and microwave cooking instructions. I will stray, now-and-then, from nuking my fare, and scow-cook a brisket or a tantalizing rib-roast.
I am a native Californian who was introduced to San Diego by my two high school Oceanography teachers, and I have loved the city ever since. I got my degree from UCSD and flew sailplanes along the cliffs of Torrey Pines. I am also an animal fanatic and grew up as a crazy horse kid (fortunately, I had crazy horse parents). Through an assortment of really magnificent creatures, I have learned great patience with my 2 dogs, and my 25+ rabbits, fish, and birds (careful, my rabbit population just went up)! Speaking of population, San Diego sure has grown since I first came here. I like to share the wonderful bits and pieces of San Diego history with visitors. Here’s to hoping I learn even more and share this with thousands of visitors as an OTT Conductor.
I was born and raised in San Diego, but left when I was 18 to join the US Army, where I served as a Huey Crew Chief. I left the Army after seven years and returned to San Diego with my son. I have worked in sales, and as a District Manager. This city is great for its beaches and weather, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I’m originally from the quiet town of Las Vegas. I have real interest in history, especially since I have a degree in History. I have worked in the hotel business and most recently, I have sold cars for Mazda and trained sales people on Mazda products. I have a son who lives for skateboarding and has gotten me back into skateboarding after a “37” year break. I also collect H-O scale model trains and trolleys.
As a third generation San Diegan, I grew up riding the streets of Pacific Beach during a time when a young boy’s mind could run wild. As long as I was home before the streetlights came on, all was good. I married my high school sweetheart; after five kids and a new granddaughter (Sybil Rae), it was the best decision I’ve ever made. We have lived in La Mesa for over 30 years and are quite happy to call it “home.” Before joining Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, I spent several decades in the Automotive Repair industry including 15 years with Snap-on Tools. I look forward to honing my sit-down comedian chops while entertaining our guests!
I moved to Southern California from Washington, D.C., and I am relishing the sun and hospitality of the region. I’ve worked in customer service most of my life and I enjoy meeting people from all over the globe. I’m thrilled to be part of the SEAL team and look forward to spending time on the water!! Finally, Go HEELS!!
Hi! I was born near Mystic, Connecticut and I enjoyed country-living near the ocean. Out of school, I began marketing for the new casino in town (Foxwoods) and after watching that industry boom, I moved to New York City to manage a production office in SoHo. The need for big skies and the ocean brought me to the West Coast, where I came to San Diego and started a Landscape Design business. I’ve worked my body into the ground, so now I get to drive people around town and show them this beautiful city.
I was born & raised in Southern Brazil. Hey man, if I am out there, I always bring a grill, chicken wings, and ribs (beef & pork). I love the parks, the trails, the beaches, and all the historic preservation that has taken place in San Diego. In my free time, I like going to the beach or camping with my wife, Beryl. I also like bike riding around the neighborhoods in San Diego.
I am from Laramie, Wyoming and I have a degree in cinematography. I moved to San Diego in 2018 and currently live with my girlfriend in La Mesa. I love the weather and the beaches of San Diego, and I am a huge sci-fi and gaming nerd.
I grew up about two hours north of San Diego, but spent many weekends here. I’ve been privileged enough to have lived in several states, but quickly learned that I have a strong allergy to shoveling snow, so right back to Southern California I came. I like to spend as much time as I can with my two daughters. I also love being outdoors, whether it’s the beaches, mountains, giant trees, or all of the above.
I am a certified docent with the San Diego History Center and becoming a certified tour guide with the San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association. I am from Escondido, and I have a giddy passion for San Diego history. I love all the significant history, attractions, and fantastic weather of San Diego. I am into musical theater, dance, acrylic painting, and spending time with my husband & cat.
I am from San Diego, CA. I am married and currently reside in Bonita. I love this city’s weather and Mexican food. I also enjoy golfing and fishing.
As a native Californian, I was born in Atascadero, CA and moved to Portero, East County San Diego in 1960, and then to Jamul a year later. In 1966, we moved to Casa de Oro, Spring Valley where I currently reside. I attended local Catholic and public schools and graduated from Monte Vista High after three years. I immediately began to work as a seasonal Firefighter with the California Division of Forestry (now known as Cal Fire) for two seasons working as a laborer in construction in the off-season. I attended Grossmont, Sierra Community Colleges, and Pacific States University studying Geology, Marine Biology, Astronomy, Fire Sciences, Communication, Chemistry, and Human Biology. I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles from 1976 through 1979 continuously, earning a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree in three years.
I am originally from Northwest Indiana about 40 minutes from Chicago. I’m a quirky Aquarian with an innovative spirit. I was a former alternative Radio DJ at 91X & Live 105 up in San Francisco where I was blessed to voice the animated character, “Erin Esurance” – a dream come true! I’m also the founder/voice of green news minute, “Planet Check.” Things I love about San Diego are the chill vibes and longboarding in warm surf. The natural high from the “blue mind” is the best! I especially love the friendly community at the Tourmaline parking lot, and living in Bankers Hill a block away from SRF Temple. My hobbies & interests include: playing my ukulele, voice-overs, 80s music, climate science, and mental health.
Hi, my name is Milo. I am an avid swimmer & surfer. I am married, and I have a son and daughter in college. I retired after 26 years at the San Diego Fire Dept. Yes, that’s my 1956 Ford F-100 in the parking lot.
Born and raised in Berwyn, IL just outside Chicago but moved mercifully to San Diego right out of high school. Along with raising a family, I took voice lessons and did some professional singing along the way. The hospitality and tourism industry seemed a perfect fit for me and I became a concierge with the hotel Del Coronado where I promoted OTT everyday! After numerous other hospitality jobs I really enjoy being the quintessential San Diego Tour Guide so here I am starting a new adventure with the OTT as a Tour Conductor.
I am the second of four siblings raised right here in San Diego. I attended Mira Mesa High School and went to Palomar College. I spent 12 years in Los Angeles working in the TV and Movie industry, working in the production and transportation department. I had the opportunity to work on projects such as Collateral, Lake View, Terrace, and Chuck. I have three daughters, including a set of twins, and they are the loves of my life. They are why I returned to San Diego in 2012. I saw the job posting for HTA, and thought this would be right up my alley, and was lucky enough to get hired on.
I was born in St. Louis, but now live by USD overlooking Mission Bay. My father was the first generation Rivero to study abroad in the U.S. where he met my American mother. My great grandfather was the Governor of the Federal District of Mexico City. There is a Rivero museum still standing in the capital today. I graduated from Poway High as a Drum Major (Tenor Sax) and was a student conductor of the Emerald Brigade. I marched in the Rose Parade in 1981. I attended Film School at LMU in L.A., was the Editor of my school newspaper & worked as Director of A.V., running the ballrooms at Merv Griffin’s Beverly Hilton Hotel. I’m single & love to see new movies weekly and attend live events & concerts of all sorts!
I’m a native San Diegan and completed my Masters in Hospitality & Tourism Management at SDSU. I have lived in China for 15 years and speak Chinese. The weather, the people, the history, the culture, and diversity are what I love about San Diego. I enjoy traveling, playing the saxophone, and ping-pong.
As a Native San Diegan, I grew up here with great memories of close family, life, and great friendships! I’m married to my best friend, Kristine, and we have two adult sons. We enjoy the beach, boating, golf, and dog park visits with our three “pups.” For over 25 years, I worked in radio and TV. Now, I’m outside having fun in the sun with you!
I have been in San Diego since ’63 when my family was transferred from Hawaii while my dad was in the United States Navy. I attended Coronado High and when I graduated, Pacific Bell hired me to work in El Centro. For the next 27 years I was able to work in San Diego and Imperial Counties and occasionally Northern California. After I retired (and even before), San Diego has been my favorite vacation spot. I traveled to BVI and Hawaii and still prefer San Diego and like to tour here.
Having been raised in this amazing place, I have an infinite passion for this city, and the village of Coronado, where I was born. I am one of the rare natives. I am excited to have the opportunity to tell both visitors and residents about our town, its history, and activities. I have been involved with that very thing for some time having been a volunteer for the Coronado Visitor Center and a docent for the Hotel del Coronado for many years. Some of my other passions include playing golf, lawn bowling, snow skiing, and playing with my wonderful little dog, Jersey-Girl. I look forward to seeing you on my Old Town Trolley Tour.
I’m originally from Fort Collins, Colorado. I recently retired from the San Diego Police Department as a detective after 25 years. I have also officiated football through the San Diego Football’s Officials Association. I love the beaches here in San Diego. I enjoy paddle boarding and swimming.
My family is from New York & Mexico, but I was born in the middle right here in San Diego. This city has everything there is to love! I’ve been in performing arts my whole life (specifically as a professional dancer), and I love sharing my talents with people. In addition to tap dance & theatre, I’m also a computer guy, and I’m currently getting a Master’s in Cyber Security at the University of San Diego.