Being part of a diplomat family, I moved to the United States at the age of 3 months when my mom was assigned to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D. C.
I grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of D. C. and after graduating high school in 1998, I moved to Canada where I attended the University of Toronto earning a Hon. B. Sc. degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science.
I have been a licensed Washington, D. C. guide and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D. C. for thirteen years. In addition to being a Private DC Guide offering private tours all over DC, I am a Licensed Tour Guide for the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, a Licensed Tour Guide for the Washington National Cathedral, a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) for the Journey through Hallowed Ground Program, and do culinary/history tours of DC neighborhoods.
I am experienced in working with families, school groups (elementary to college/university level), corporate groups, conference attendees, private parties, domestic visitors, international visitors, military groups, senior citizens.
There is a sense of satisfaction and challenge in being able to share with any group interesting places that are rich in history and culture, knowing that I can offer a window of better appreciation and understanding of the places through facts and information I give them. Working with visitors enriches and sustains my interests in history, culture, and current development in Washington, DC and the world as whole, while at the same time offer them great experiences and opportunities outside their home towns, cities, states and/or countries. Tours are always a good avenue for two-way interaction and learning experience not only for groups but for the tour guide/director as well. As a guide, group tours also provide me an opportunity to visit various places that will further my knowledge of these places and enhance my leadership abilities.
Outside of guiding, my other interests, activities, and endeavors include working with a team of successful business owners in the DC area doing brand expansion for a number of online and Fortune 500 companies, anything related to soccer (Especially English Premier League and Chelsea FC!), sporting events, working out, staying healthy, food (cooking and eating), travel, swimming, watching movies, taking long walks and hikes, and reading.
I look forward to sharing "my office" with you!
A Recent Review of this guide
Christian was a fantastic guide: knowledgeable, friendly, fun & accommodating. The ability to tailor the tour to our specific highlights & pace really set this apart from being in a larger group. We enjoyed a great tour & strongly recommend Christian for any of his D.C. area tours.
Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide (Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs)
Licensed Washington National Cathedral Guide
Certified Guide at the United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD
Member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C.
Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) - Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG) Program
I am not a driver. I do not have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License). I can accompany you in your vehicle or we can use the city's Metro subway system or Uber.