My name is Ed Miller. Born and raised in Chicago IL. I was educated and earned degrees from Illinois Benedictine College and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. In 1996 my partner and I happened to vacation in St Augustine, Fl. Immediately we connected with the city’s history, architecture, and friendly people and leaving the “Windy City” we relocated here 6 months later. Coming from an extensive customer service retail back ground it was a natural fit to get into the tourist industry in St Augustine. I began my career with HTA as a trolley conductor and then moved into the trolley restoration department becoming head painter, wood finisher, and sheet metal specialist when Victorian Vehicles moved from Key West to St Augustine. That was one of the most rewarding job experiences I’ve had and can proudly say some of the vehicles I painted are still traveling the streets where HTA is represented.
When that division closed I went on to explore other avenues around the city doing delivery services, walking tours, and health care service. Finally I took my retirement pension and exclusively did some volunteer museum work and fort tours of the Castillo de San Marcos. All this kept me busy and I never anticipated what was to come next. On a morning walk around town I noticed the new Potter’s Wax museum location at the Oldest Drugstore. I stepped in and well, the rest is history.
I am now back in the HTA family, a proud CASTmember, and assistant manager of Potter’s Wax Museum, the nation’s oldest wax museum. I have the opportunity to work with an awesome team and meet and greet people and introduce them to a museum experience beyond compare. If you have not visited Potter’s Wax Museum yet, add it to your bucket list. It’s a must!
What is your greatest fear?
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Cabo San Lucas
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Surviving open heart surgery
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
The Count of Monte Cristo
What do you most value in friends?
Honesty and integrity