Languages: German, English and Latvian languages
In Latvia – familiar with Old Riga, Jugendstil, Jurmala, Sigulda, Turaida, Krimulda. Also Bauska, Mezotne, Rundale.Somewhat familiar with parts of Lithuania and Estonia.
Approach: Guide work should be not only informative but also fun! Facts are great if presented lively. However, legends, stories, local traditions make trips interesting and hopefully one the traveler will remember and may even become motivated to learn a bit more about the country visited – to achieve this, is my aim as a tour guide!
Experience: Before becoming a tour guide/tour director, I spent 35 years working for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., the last 10 years as Marketing Manager – International. The job was clearly people oriented and involved dealings with many nationalities.
Education: Graduate of ITMI (International Tour Management Institute), San Francisco. Languages: fluent in English, German and Latvian.Have over 15 years of experience both in the U.S. and Latvia. Degree: Business Administration from University of Delaware.
Hobbies, interests: classical music, especially opera; theater. Taught summer school for Latvians living in the US.