I started my working life as an elementary teacher then lived and worked onboard Princess Cruises as a crew member. I organized the kid and teen activities while also assisting the Shore Excursion department. I was fortunate to visit many countries and islands over the course of three years onboard and have developed an appreciation for travel and everything that involves: trying new foods, meeting new people, learning about other cultures.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2001 I got involved in the corporate world and the non-profit sectors. When the economy changed in 2008, I lost my corporate job along with many others at that time. While attending a Travel Show sponsored by the LA Times, I discovered a school that trained tour guides. In May 2009 I graduated with a certificate from the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) and began my exciting new journey.
In the next year I worked for local companies leading student tours, senior tours, over-the-road tours and also served as a travel hostess for a travel club in which I was responsible for up to hundreds of travelers via cruise ship, all-inclusive resorts and bus travel.
But in August 2010 that all changed when I launched my own business so that I could make a greater impact on tourism right in my own hometown.
I am now a private tour guide, offering small-group private tours all across this fantastic city known as Los Angeles. My most special tour is called Hollywood Sites & Bites in which I showcase all the amazing landmarks along with specialty food tastings. I hope you will join me on this fun culinary adventure which also weaves together historical Hollywood facts and tidbits.
My tours are perfect for families and travelers of all ages. I like to make my tours more like you are seeing the sights with a good friend. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! I own a 2015 Toyota Sienna with great surround-sound and strong air-conditioning. Windows roll up and down for good photo opportunities.
It is registered and licensed with the PUC specifically so that I can drive it for tour purposes.
Seven guests are the maximum but I am happy to take your group with as few as two guests. I look forward to showing you the Sites & Bites of Hollywood!
A Recent Review of this guide
Trish was exceptional! She was very accommodating, informative and professional. If there was a higher rating I would give it to her. I highly recommend Trish for your private tour
Certification from ITMI, the International Tour Management Institute (2009); Elementary Teaching Credential from CSU, Fresno (1988); BA in Public Relations from CSU, Fresno (1987)
-My vehicle seats 7 guests maximum
-My vehicle is not handicapped-accessible, but can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair or walker in the trunk