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Archive for December, 2015

CASTmember Spotlight: Lindsay Gray

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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“I was born in New Jersey but lived in Louisiana for most of my life. I attended Northwestern State University, where I was known around the theater department as the metal mistress for my welding skills. While in college, I played Scout in the production, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and was also Miss Congeniality 2005. Acting is my passion and I also love singing in my church’s band. I also had parts in Denzel Washington’s “Great Debater” as well as a lifetime original movie, “Queen Sized.”
Now I live in my favorite town with my seven year old daughter. We paint, sing, cook and dance together. I also refurbish furniture in my past time. I am the manager of Potter’s Wax Museum and I get to wake up every morning to a job I love and a staff I’ve been blessed with. “

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Have a safe and happy holiday season!Happy-Holidays

CASTmember Spotlight: Joy Stuckey

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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“I was born and have lived my whole life in Savannah!  It is a great place to grow up.  I have a 15 year old son, who is the light of my life.
I saw an ad online for a position with Old Town Trolley Tours about five years ago. I was hired as the Human Resources Admin Assistant and earlier this year I moved into the AP/AR Clerk position. This has been the most fun job I’ve ever had. I am in my final weeks here at Old Town Trolley Tours, as I am pursuing my dream of finishing school to become a chef.  The friends I have met and the guests I have talked to are priceless memories.”

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing well.
What is your most treasured possession?  
My grandmother’s wedding band.  I wear it every day..
If there was one place you would like to live besides
your current city, where would it be?
Paris, France
What three things will you always find in my
refrigerator?  
Cheese, Coffee Creamer, Gatorade
Who are your favorite writers?  
James Patterson, Pat Conroy, Dorothea Benton Frank

CASTmember Spotlight: Dennis Mayes

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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“I enjoy comedy and people with a good sense of humor.  As a matter of fact, I interrupted my Mom and Dad’s vacation by having the audacity to be born a little early.  Their original vacation plans did not include visiting DC general hospital.  I spent my early years in North Carolina.  My first job was picking tobacco. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about worms, snakes and tobacco!
When my family moved to DC, I had a job shoveling coal.  Before school every day, I had to shovel enough coal into a furnace to keep a 21 unit apartment building heated.  I had an exclusive gym membership back then and didn’t even know it.  But I stayed fit! After shoveling coal, I would shower, eat and walk to school. At 13, I got my first car. It was a 1965 Dodge Dart push button.  I started driving to school and no one said a word except my Mom…I can hear her now!  When I wasn’t at school or working, I spent countless hours in Rock Creek Park building forts and rebuilding bicycles & scooters.  I was in heaven!  In high school, I loved baseball and almost any sports.  I went to nationals three consecutive years in track and gymnastics.  Fate would have it that I never found a sponsor.  Occasionally I still ask myself, “what if?”
I was hired as a mechanic at Old Town Trolley DC after OTT assumed the ANC contract.   I used to work for Tourmobile and Martz.  I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and designing and building things.”

CASTmember Spotlight: Stephen ‘Ponch’ Scott

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

 

Ponch 2“I’ve been with OTT/San Diego for two and half years. I first discovered OTT when my wife and I visited California to see family in Orange County.  We would often drive to San Diego since we were planning to move here after I retired. We took the Old Town Trolley tour on a couple of occasions, and we both thought it would be a perfect “retirement job” for me. However, retirement, and the coast-to-coast move, was not going to happen just yet. I had a job to finish.
I was born in Buffalo, NY and spent most of my childhood there. As a teenager, my family moved 60 miles to the east, to Rochester. After many attempts to join the Olympic underwater sandwich-making team, and having endured an epic “fail” at my Chippendale’s audition, I decided to become one of “Rochester’s Finest” at the tender age of twenty-one. During the next 20 years I got to play cops and robbers, chasing the bad guys, shooting lots of guns, and driving really, really fast. With a red light and siren!
I worked in the vice-squad as an undercover narcotics officer, kicked in drug house doors during raids, and instructed for ten years in firearms, self-defense, pursuit driving, and domestic violence. As a hostage negotiator, I talked people from plunging to their deaths, coaxed armed gunmen out of hiding, and smoked cigarettes with people on the wrong side of the railing. During my last two years, I was honored to serve as the Department Spokesperson before retiring from service in 2012.
Now, while at the perfect “retirement job,” I am also working to carve out a career in the larger entertainment field including plays, musicals, film, and voice-over work.”

Last Locals Day

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

It’s the last locals day of the year for Key West! Come take your tour or you’ll have to wait until next year!trolley-tours-key-west

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