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Members Directory - Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides
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Members Directory

APT MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS DIRECTORY HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED IN SEVERAL YEARS AND DOES NOT REFLECT APT’S CURRENT MEMBERSHIP. CONTACT INFORMATION MAY BE OUTDATED. A NEW DIRECTORY IS BEING CREATED AND WILL BE UP SOON. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN REACH OUT TO THE APT PRESIDENT WHO CAN POST GUIDE SOLICITATIONS TO THE MEMBERSHIP.

APT is not a tour company, but an association of independent tour guides. Many of our members work for one or more tour companies or operators in Philadelphia, and some run their own companies. Tour operators, schools, individuals etc. are encouraged to use this APT Directory as a resource when seeking qualified guides.

If you are interested in becoming a member of APT, please read more here.

CORPORATE

Awfully Nice Tours/Philly Tour Hub                    Andy Maunder
Tel: 215 280 3746                                          Email:  info@awfullynicetours.com

http://www.phillytourhub.com/Home.aspx

● Awfully Nice Tours offers original, private and customized tours — on foot, on a Segway, or in a vehicle—with a fantastic local guide.

 

Free Tours By Foot                                                Jennifer Hensell
Tel: 267 712-9512                                          Email:  philly@freetoursbyfoot.com

http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/philadelphia-tours

● Free Tours by Foot offers public “pay-as-you-wish” walking tours, food tours, art and ghost tours and customizable private and group tours.

INDIVIDUAL

David Auspitz CTG*  
Tel:  215 625 9870            Email: david@auspitz.com

MJ Baum  CTG  CPR

      Tel: 215 534 2464              Email: baummj@comcast.net
  ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Master Guide for Mural Arts Program
  ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4

Joseph W. Becton Certified Master Guide  

Bill Benkert Certified Master Guide
      Tel: Cell 215 262 7845            Email: williambenkert@peoplepc.com
  ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Philadelphia Trolley Works, Specialty Tours
  ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3
●  SKILLS : 
Areas of Expertise: Ethnic neighborhoods, Catholic history and shrines, educational
  ●  SERVICES: Walking tours, step-on, Two Rivers and Five Squares, Philly By Night, Franklin Footsteps

Nina Blum-Hardenbergh  CTG*  CPR

Richard Bravo

Elise Bromberg CTG*

      Tel: 215 247 6186        Email: elisebromberg@hotmail.com
  ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Mural Arts Program, Docent at Penn Museum, Independent
  ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  5
  ●  SKILLS : Fluent in French, fairly fluent in Hebrew
  ●  SERVICES: Tours: William Penn’s Philadelphia, The French Flair in Philadelphia

Sheila Buckley

       Tel: 863-558-8708     Email: Sheila.buckley56@gmail.com

   ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Centipede Tours

●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  44

●  SKILLS: French, Italian, French and Italian influences in Philadelphia, horticulture
●  SERVICES: 

Michael Campo

Al Cavalari  CTG*

Elizabeth Congar

Barbara Corson

Art Coyle  CTG*

Tel.  215-260-7056;  Email: coyle.art@gmail.com

Nick Cvetkovic CTG* CPR

 Tel: Bus 856 671 1159     Email: Tourguidenick@gmail.com
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  6

   ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Independent, RoadScholar™
●  SKILLS: Native German speaker, Philadelphia German American history.
●  SERVICES: German and English language tours of Philadelphia and Valley Forge. Custom step-on and walking tours, airport transfers. Atlantic   City tours.  Private guide services.

Richard DiLullo   CTG*       

Tel: H 610 667 6929   610.909.2711       Email: rdilullo@comcast.net

●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS:   Master Guide for Mural Arts Program,  Free Tours By Foot

●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4

Lou Ann DiNallo  CTG           

     Email: louanne@amatitravel.com

Thomas DiRenzo  CTG*

George W. Dowdall  CTG*
        Tel: 215 876 7775          Email: george.dowdall@gmail.com
    ●  EXPERTISE: Walking tours, Social history of neighborhoods

Sally Downey
        Tel: Bus 215-232-7324    Email: sallydowney@gmail.com
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  2 years as ranger with Independence National Historical Park, 40 years with Centipede Tours.
●  SKILLS: History of Philadelphia and environs  
●  SERVICES: step-on and walking tours. .

Caroll Drazen  CTG* CPR
        Tel: 610 299 9027        Email: caroll@carolldrazen.com
   ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Master Guide for Mural Arts Program
   ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4    Fluent in French

Richard Frey  CTG*  CPR    
         Tel: Bus 215 735 7156     Cell 215 272 8687         Email: richardfrey@dca.net
    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: President, Your Philadelphia Tour, LLC.  Independent,  Philadelphia Trolley Works and 76 Carriage Co.
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  15 years as a tour producer and guide
    ●  SKILLS: Areas of Expertise: Architecture and Fine Arts Administration, Commercial and nonprofit voiceovers,
historic research
    ●  SERVICES: Group tour production,  step-on bus tours, walking tours, site management, docent services, tour management,
hospitality, lectures
. Tours of: Narrated historic tours of the Philadelphia area from brief tours of the colonial and federal districts
to detailed tours of the entire 
city, from its founding to the present

Jason Fried   CTG*

        Tel: Bus 215 280 3746      Cell 914 456 9612               Email: jason@awfullynicetours.com

    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Philadelphia Urban Adventures, Awfully Nice Tours, Philly Tour Hub, Philly by Segway
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  6
    ●  SKILLS: Areas of expertise: South Philly, South St., Italian Market, Philadelphia craft beer. Villanova Law School.
    ●  SERVICES: Walking tours, custom  & driving tours (auto and bus), tour manager. Tours: Philadelphia city, Valley Forge
Amish Country, Rocky tours, Brandywine Valley

Richard Furstein APT Board Director-at-Large 2020

Justine Gerety  CTG*

Stuart Golden                                  

Antonie Grace  CTG

Greta Greenberger  CTG*
Tel: Bus 215 686 2840      Cell 215 264 0413         Email: greta.greenberger@phila.gov
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: City Hall Tours and Visitor Center, Preservation Alliance Tours, AIA Tours, Independent
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  25
●  SKILLS: Areas of expertise: Architecture and history of Philadelphia, especially City Hall
●  SERVICES: Walking tours, bus or trolley, City Hall Powerpoint

Rick Heimann APT Board Secretary 2020

Daniel Hensell

Jennifer Hensell CTG*  
        Tel: H 866 526 9947        Email:  jenn@freetoursbyfoot.com     
    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Free Tours by Foot, Philadelphia by Foot
    ●  SKILLS: Area museums and exhibits, public art, Philadelphia history colonial to present
    ●  SERVICES: Walking tours, private tours, night tours

Brian Kane

        Tel: C 912 602 2332                                        Email:  bk3605@yahoo.com   
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: 
Becton Tours, American Heritage Tours, Private Tours
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 23
    ●  SKILLS: General Phila. history, Old City History, Pre/Post Revolutionary History. Art, architecture, music and literature.
    ●  SERVICES: Group/Private Walking Tours, Walk-on Coach tours, Day or Night tours available.

John E. Kelly CTG*   
        Tel: 215 704 2946 215 985 9191         Email:  johnkelly01@msn.com     
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: 
Work independently, and with adult and student tour operators
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 17
●  SKILLS: 
Graduate of the International Tour Management Institute (1999). Special knowledge of Historic Philadelphia
    ●  SERVICES: Walking and coach tours, tour manager, tour planning and logistics. Tours: Philadelphia metro area, multi-day coach tours    throughout U.S. and Canada

Rob Kettell  CTG*
  Tel: 215 925 3690            Email: Kettell@aol.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Independent
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 4
●  SKILLS: Special interest in Colonial and Federal Philadelphia
●  SERVICES: Walking tours. Tours: Historic Philadelphia area

Michael Kim CTG
Tel: 
856 296 9153              Email: Michael.kim595@gmail.com 
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: 
Independent
    ●  Skills:  Philadelphia and US history in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary periods
    ●  Services: Walking tours, including discussion of Philadelphia’s role in the ideological differences, political tensions and underhanded deceit during our independence, rebellion, and early governance. that helped form the nation we know today.

Carris Kocher CTG
     Tel: 610 476 3482              Email: kochercj@verizon.net
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  20
●  SKILLS: American Revolution Era

Harry G. Kyriakodis  CTG*
         Cell 215 260 5448            Email:  phillyfello@aol.org or hkyriakodis@gmail.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS:
 Independent and The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10
    ●  SKILLS: Expertise in Philadelphia industrial, transportation and maritime history
    ●  SERVICES: Walking and bike tours

Annie Leguennec CTG
        Tel: 512 792 0249           Email: ann.leguenn9@gmail.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Bonjour-USA, Go West Tours, YMT Vacations
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  5
    ●  SKILLS: Fluent French, Italian, Licensed in Washington D.C., ITMI graduate.
●  SERVICES: Step-on, city tours in DC, Philly, Boston and NYC. Private chocolate tours, Convention Center hospitality

Antoinette Levitt    CTG* CPR 

APT Board Director-at-Large 2020
        Tel: 215 720 4430          Emai: Antoinette_Levitt@verizon.net      
    ●  SKILLS: Diver at the Aquarium
●  SERVICES: Walking tours, step-on tours

Robert Levitt       APT Treasurer 2020
        Tel: 215 738 9793          Email: Robert.Levitt1@verizon.net
    ●  SKILLS: Scuba diver, airline pilot, real estate developer/builder, docent

Lois Linden   CTG* 
        Tel: 215 828 9008           Email:  seemyphila@aol.com
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 30
    ●  SKILLS: Small private tours, Independence Park, Philadelphia and surrounding area
●  SERVICES: Walking tours, step-on tours

Steven Maurer  CTG*

Sheila McLaughlin  Certified Master Guide

     Tel: 484 716 8228              Email:  sheila_mclaughlin493@msn.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: American Heritage Landmark/Student Tours
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 11

Elaine Morris CTG*

APT Board Director-at-Large       

     Tel: 856 232 3957              Email: elaine.morris8@comcast.net 
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: 
docent at Physick House and Powel House
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  9
    ●  SKILLS: organization, administration

Jim Murphy  CTG* CPR

        Tel: 267 773 8088   cell 610 506 3024              Email: murfman1@comcast.net
    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Jim Murphy Communications
    ●  SKILLS : Have written over 50 stories on historical subjects for the Society Hill Reporter and now for the Queen Village Neighbors
Association Magazine. I focus on interesting oddities – both in print and on tours.

Russ Norfleet  CTG CPR

         Tel:  703 501 7953            Email: russnorfleet@verizon.net

    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Brightspark, Explorica, Gerber, WorldStrides, Road Scholar, Tauck 
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  7
    ●  SKILLS: Philadelphia history and culture; licensed and experienced Washington, DC and New York City tour guide; certified to guide Washington National Cathedral tours; able to guide tours in Virginia, Maryland, southeast Pennsylvania, and Boston
    ●  SERVICES: Motor coach, walking, and bike tours; tour planning and management; hospitality

Maribeth Oakes  CTG

Cynthia O’Connell CTG

Sarah Plumb

Virginia Pusey

        Tel: 484 832 6408         610 644 3781           Email: vfpusey@verizon.net 
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: 
American Heritage Landmark Tours, Culture Tour Philadelphia, Specialty Tours
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3, plus 18 home stay trips to France
    ●  SKILLS: Fluent French
    ●  SERVICES: Lecturer, step-on, walking tours, historic area, Center City, Valley Forge

Mary Ann Quindlen  CTG*  
     Tel: 610 585 4571                                      Email: m.quindlen@yahoo.com
     COMPANY AFFILIATION: Educational Tours Inc, EF Explore America, WorldStrides, EduStar, Travel America, Cosmos, Gate 1, Starr Tours
      YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3
      SKILLS: Graduate of International Tour Management Institute (2013), Park Guide volunteer at Independence Historic National Park
       SERVICES: Step on and walking city tours of Philadelphia and vicinity, Washington DC (licensed), New York (licensed) and Boston. One day                         and multi-day tour director for student, adult and senior tours of the eastern seaboard and eastern Canada.

Sara Richardson  CTG* 

     Tel: 215 519 5345             215 523 6951           Email: sjrich@verizon.net

●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: American Heritage Landmark Tours, Specialty Tours, Phila Hospitality, Road Scholar, Kimmel Center, The Barnes, PMA
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 12
    ●  SKILLS: Areas of expertise: art, architecture

Ernest Rouse

Marianne Ruane CPR  CTG*

APT Board Director-at-Large 2020     

     Tel: 818-314-9088                                            Email: mruane68@yahoo.com

●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Independent, Philadelphia Urban Adventures, Free Tours by Foot, Awfully Nice Tours, Philadelphia on Foot, Philly Tour Hub, Philly by Segway, Grim Philly

    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 7

    ●  SKILLS: Russian language, DSLR photography, video production, segway
●  SERVICES: Philadelphia city walking tours, step-on tours, school groups

Deborah Schmidt

Mark Schmidt Sr.

Howard Serlick  CTG*  
Tel: 
215 260 8825    Email: Serlick@comcast.net
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  
30
    ●  SKILLS: Philadelphia history and culture, 18th, 19th, 20th Century naval and military history, historical archeology, material culture, conservation and preservation of fine art and architecture, neighborhoods, visitor resources.
    ●  SERVICES: Customised walking tours for small groups focusing on a mix of food, shopping, local architectural and design history. Historic interpretation and living History of US naval history from New Steel Navy (1886- 1904), Spanish American War (1898-1902) through World War I (1914-1919).

David G. Shaw  CTG*
     Tel: 202 255 5685             Email: davidgshaw@me.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: WorldStrides, National Cathedral Association
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5
●  SKILLS: Certified Guild Guide, Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC; licensed DC tour guide; certified National Cathedral guide
●  SERVICES: Walking and step-on tours of Philadelphia historic district, Washington DC, Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery, Mt Vernon

Judy Shulman  CTG

Catherine Siegl  CTG*

Josh Silver  Certified Master Guide   CPR
        Tel: 267 474 9141            Email: silverianempire@yahoo.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Urban Adventures Philadelphia, Mural Arts Program, Christ Church Preservation Trust, Ghost Tours of Philadelphia
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 16
●  SKILLS: Urban history, neighborhood planning and development, geographical knowledge of several US communities
●  SERVICES: Historical walking, bicycle and bus tours

Patricia Silverman
                                                                            Email: patriciasilverman@msn.com

Evy Simon
     Tel: 215 561 7474                                          Email: evysimon@hotmail.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Centipede, Starr, Alternative Tours, Mural Arts
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 19 years

Jon Sirlin  CTG*

Bob Skiba  CTG*  CPR    APT Board Vice President 2020; Editor, The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides Handbook
        Tel: 215 627 8165                                         Email: bobskiba@verizon.net
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Independent, Philadelphia On Foot, Awfully Nice Tours, Specialty Tours, Gerber Tours, California Tours, Culture Tours, Becton Tours; Urban Adventures; Secretary, National Federation of Tourist Guides Associations; Director of Mixed Pickles Vintage Dance Co.;Curator of Archives, William Way Community Center; Member of Elfreth’s Alley Museum and Education Committee;  Advisory Board Member, Dance USA-Philadelphia, Co-author, Lost Philadelphia and Philadelphia Then and Now.
●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 16
●  SKILLS: Expertise in Philadelphia city history 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Basic understanding of Spanish, French, Italian, German.
●  SERVICES: Walking tours, step-ons, Historic Philadelphia district, CC Midtown, the 19th century city, student and adult historical scavenger hunts, ghost tours, Philly Prohibition tours, LGBT history tours. Special lectures on: Philadelphia historic costume, Philadelphia dance history and Prohibition Era Philadelphia.

Judy Smith  CTG* APT Board President 2020
         Tel:  609 670 4783                                          Email: judysmith0190@gmail.com

    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Independent,  American Heritage School Tours, Philly on Foot, Treasurer Elfreth’s Alley Assoc, Board Member Batsto Citizen’s Committee
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3

Marci Spiegle  CTG*

Dorothy Stanaitis  CTG*

      Tel: 856 456 2485                       Email:  dorothystainatis@verizon.net
  ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Philadelphia on Foot
  ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 7
  ●  SKILLS : 25 years as a program director & presenter in schools, libraries, museums, camps etc. TV hostess.
  ●  SERVICES: Walking tours, “Rumors, Scandals & Dirty Rotten Lies,”  and general historic area

Sally Stotter CTG*

Alexandra Tyron-Hopko  CTG*   

     Tel: 301 651 4494                   Email:  Alexandrakth@aol.com

    ●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Independent
    ●  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20
    ●  SKILLS : International Guide Academy graduate, Philadelphia history and culture, licensed in New York City and Washington,DC,
Certified guide in Baltimore, National Cathedral, DC, US Naval Academy, and Cathedral of St John the Devine, NYC
    ●  SERVICES: Motor coach and walking tours

Celeste Vargo

Maria Veneziano CTG

Dane Wells 

Nonette Cyd Wiernik CTG*  CPR  
        Tel: 215 266 0036             Email: ncw@hatladytours.com
●  COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Specialty Tours and Events; Director, Hat Lady Tours
●  SERVICES: Host, historic walking tours, art & architecture tours, step-on guide including Lancaster and Valley Forge, themed tours, custom tours, guide training,  script writing for tours, exclusive guide for GPFO and group tours for Wanamaker’s.

Barbara Wilson  CTG*