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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’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.
My name is Doug and I am from Toronto, Canada. This is my retirement job! I love the weather in San Diego. I enjoy bbq-ing, gardening, golf, ice hockey, and craft beer.
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 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.
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.
As a native San Diegan, I love showing off my city and telling its history. I graduated from UCSD, and served in the United States Army. My hobbies include working out, golfing, biking, jogging, and traveling. It’s good to be here!!
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!
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!
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.
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.