NYC Sightseeing license: 2071391-DCA; Score: 140.
Seasoned tour guide, concentrating on public parks, but also aim to include history and context of the related social, economic and political movements that created and influenced the area, particularly in adjacent neighborhoods and their populations.
• Governors Island, via Friends of Governors Island
Lead foot and bicycle tours of island off southern tip of Manhattan. Cover island’s history from pre-colonial era to 200 years as a military base, to current incarnation as a public park, and hub for arts, culture and environmentalist groups.
• Brooklyn Bridge Park, via Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Lead foot tours of Brooklyn’s newest, 85-acre waterfront park. Discuss the history of the space including its 18th century dominance of shipping industry, 19th century rise as manufacturing hub, the development of adjacent Brooklyn Heights and piers’ evolution into the vibrant public recreation and education space that it is today.
• Central Park, via Central Park Bike Rental
Lead bicycle tours of 162-year old icon of New York City. Discuss the park’s conception, creation and evolution. Particular attention paid to the trio of eras that created and re-created the park we have today: late 19th century, 1930-1950s and 1980s.
• Crunchy’s Pizza, Cook and Bartender, 2 years
College sports bar, East Lansing, MI
• Peachtree Cafe, Sous Chef, 2 years
Upscale bistro, Lansing Mihigan
• Bogie’s Cafe, Server, 1 years
Upscale bistro, Haslett, Michigan
• Backstage Cafe, Waiter, 4 years
Theater-themed eatery, Detroit, Michigan
• Luxia, Waiter, 1 year
Upscale Italian Bistro, New York, NY
• New York City media
Since arriving in NYC the 1990s, I have largely supported myself in the New York City media business, working at Hearst publishing, Condé Nast, Time Warner, Time Out New York as well as a handful of publishing and content-creation studios.
B.F.A., Wayne State University, Journalism, Detroit, MI.