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CASTmember Spotlight- Patty Campbell

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Hi!  My name is Patty Campbell.  I came to Nashville, TN on vacation with my daughter in September of 2012.  I needed a change and actually bought my home in November of 2012.
Coming from the north, I had heard about the Southern hospitality but now experience it every day in Nashville.  I have always loved driving and have been a CDL driver since 1997.  Previously I drove a school bus in Philadelphia, PA for 13 years.  When I came to Nashville, I drove a shuttle bus for a time and then decided I wanted to retire.  However, 2 months later, looking at jobs on the internet, a job that I saw piqued my interest.  HTA – driving and giving tours in Nashville.  I sent my resume over and was contacted shortly thereafter.
We officially started our tours on May 2, 2016.  Having a job that you enjoy every day is icing on the cake.  I found a new home and family at Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville!
Go Nashville HTA!

What is the one thing you most deplore in others?
People that are rude and snobby
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to play an instrument
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The ability to talk to large groups of people regardless of their
status in life
What is your greatest fear?
Heights
What do you most value in friends?
Honesty

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CASTmember Spotlight: Phil Ribeiro

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts on a snowy Tuesday in January of 1984. Dad decided to tell my Mom he wanted to name me Philip, after one of his uncles. When in reality he was naming me after one of the greatest Boston Bruins hockey players of his time, Phil Esposito. I was raised and have lived most of my life in Somerville, MA. The most densely populated city in New England. I played ice hockey growing up and loved it, though now the glory has faded and only the aches and pains remain. I wouldn’t change it, I learned one of the most important life lessons from hockey, how to be a team player. Growing up in the Greater Boston area, you are living playing and working in history everyday. Even if you don’t realize it. It wasn’t until I came to work for Old Town Trolley, that I realized that I could share our nation’s history and my hometown, while having fun. And get paid to do it! I love meeting our guests from across the globe and sharing my beautiful city with them. Us Bostonians take a great deal of pride in our city, and I’m proud to be able to share it with visitors old and young working for Old Town Trolley.
P.S. Go Sox!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Benjamin Franklin , I like to think of myself as both a
Statesman and diplomat.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Definitely Martha’s Vineyard I’ve been going there since I was
a kid.
What is your most treasured possession?
Well they’re not possessions, but what I treasure most are my
two daughters Carolyn and Alana , and my girlfriend Sherri.
What three things will you always find in my
refrigerator?
Linguiça, eggs, cheese.
If there was one place you would like to live besides
your current city, where would it be?
Somewhere on Martha’s Vineyard, maybe Aquinnah.

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Locals Ride Free!

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Residents within our six cities can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult paid guest.*
It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!

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Simply choose your Hometown city and fill out a brief form. Sign up today and rediscover the magic of your hometown with the Historic Tours of America Hometown Pass.

And be sure to also visit us at www.historictours.com and explore our tours and attractions in your hometown.

***Each Hometown pass holder rides free when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket. Accompanying adult guest ticket must be purchased at a Historic Tours of America tour or attraction ticket booth or by calling 866-753-7975. Tickets may not be purchased online and may not be purchased using any discounts or coupons. Hometown Pass is not valid for packages.***

CASTmember Spotlight: Kayla Black

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Hello! I was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Susquehanna River. It’s a city most well-known for the Little League World Series, and not much else. I started my adult life wanting to be a Rockette, but when I realized I wasn’t going to get much taller, I decided history was the path for me. I attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and received undergraduate degrees in History and Art History, then moved on to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and received a master of arts in Applied History (that’s a fancy term that nerds like me use for museum work). I worked at several museums, edited books, researched projects, and In between all that I lived for a short time in California, New Jersey, Maryland, and then Ohio.
When I tired of the weather in Cleveland, I started looking for greener pastures. On a whim, I moved to Savannah and started my life here. For the past five years, this has been my home, and it’s really been a great time. New opportunities and life changing experiences have been the hallmark of my time with Old Town Trolley and Historic Tours of America, and I’m really glad that this is where life has led me.
If you had one talent, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to play the violin. Playing an instrument is
a gift, and I wish I had listened to my parents when they
told me to practice playing the piano. But, violin would be a
wonderful talent to have!
What three things will you always find in my
refrigerator?
Spicy V-8, coconut coffee creamer, and assorted leftovers.
Who are your favorite writers?
David Eddings, who wrote the Belgaraid and Mallorean
series, and Orson Scott Card, who wrote the Ender’s Game
series.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing,
what do you think it would be?
If I could come as anything, I’d chose a dog- a dog that has
an owner who loves them! Treats, walks, snuggles, naps, and
no responsibilities but to love unconditionally? Yes, please!
If there was one place you would like to live besides
your current city, where would it be?
I’ve lived quite a few places in the past decade or so, and
I’m still enjoying Savannah, so I don’t see myself leaving any
time soon. But, I’ve always loved the look and feel of Cape
May, New Jersey. It’s a beach resort town with a rich past and
beautiful Victorian architecture. I have fond memories of
that place.

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CASTmember Spotlight: Orlando Montano

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Hi my name is Orlando Montano and I am from a small town in Arizona called Yuma. I come from a huge family of 5 girls and 5 boys and I am second to the youngest. My dad always wanted a huge family. I moved to San Diego right after graduating high school back in 1994. But I was too young to be out here on my own and decided to move back home. But in 1998 I returned back to San Diego.
I have 15 years of experience in sales, customer service, marketing and management as well as in a call center setting. My first job here in San Diego was working as a receptionist for an internet company. With hard work and dedication I was promoted to a sales rep.  After being in sales for a number of years I was promoted to sales manager. I have always wanted to be in the sales/customer service field. Based on my work experience one of my friends recommended that I apply for the position of Sales Rep with Old Town Trolley of San Diego. I have been with Old Town Trolley Tours since 2010.
This is my first job working in an outside booth setting. I really enjoy it and I have a lot fun with it.

What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is a fear of heights. I don’t like to have my feet removed from the ground. I like to be in control of my body.  I have overcome the flying part of it but it is still hard to deal with.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite vacation spot is a place near the ocean. And living in San Diego, I feel like I am on vacation all the time.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The greatest love of my life besides my family are my dogs. I had two Pomeranians for 13 years, but they died of old age. I am a huge pet lover and currently I own two cats, which were abandoned on my door step at two weeks old. Their names are Hansel and Gretel.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I could name a couple but one in particular is moving from the desert (Yuma Az.) and into PARADISE (San Diego Ca.).
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is living life like there is no tomorrow. When I was born I was born sick. I was very weak, anemic and with a heart conditions but I survived and I am so grateful to be alive. My father once told me “son you have to live your life full of light and happiness, celebrate life to the fullest because one day we are here and gone tomorrow “, this is why my colleagues always see me with a smile and a positive attitude at work. There is nothing more pleasing to me than to make people laugh, smile and even giggle..

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CASTmember Spotlight: June Worzalla

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was the last of five children and a twin.  I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee and got an appreciation for the outdoors and the many festivals they had at the Lakefront.  I have lived in California, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, Virginia, and of course here in Florida.
When I first came down to Florida, I was living in Orlando and working on International Drive where I met Wendy Messinger (a conductor for OTT St. Augustine).  We have known each other since that time and have went our separate ways, but always remained friends.  When I moved back to Florida, I moved in with Wendy and she only had high praise for Old Town Trolley.  When I became a CASTmember, I started as a sales rep. and then came to work in the office as an assistant in AR and Recap and also as Director of First Impressions.

What is a trait you most deplore in others?
Dishonesty/lying.  You always get caught!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Definitely my 2 children who have given me 5 grandchildren
and 1 great-grandchild
What 3 things will you always find in my refrigerator?
Of course Diet Coke (can’t live without), butter and cheese
What is your favorite vacation spot?
St. Croix
What is the greatest love of your life?
The pleasure I get cooking for people and seeing how much
they love it!

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