I am very knowledgeable about and a member of the Selby Botanical Gardens and the Mote Marine Aquarium--the other 2 KEY Sarasota "must see" attractions besides the Ringling complex.
I love traveling and have been around the World. My employment has allowed me to be a resident of all areas of the United States. I have practiced law on behalf of both state and federal governmental agencies, the military, and private industry. I aspire to be a Renaissance man and possess a friendly, out going personality. I have authored three historical fiction books detailing the Hispanic experience in the United States. I speak English as my primary language and a conversational Spanish.
I look forward to meeting you and providing you a world-class tour of the three major attractions that my beautiful city of Sarasota has to offer.
A Recent Review of this guide
José was an excellent host and a fountain of knowledge about the Ringlings and their estate, both historical and current. He pointed out details that I would not have noticed and kept us entertained for the entire two hours on a gorgeous day. My friend, who is 86, had no trouble walking around the grounds since it was a leisurely pace. She was so impressed that she's going to invite José to speak at the Sarasota Historical Society where she's a member. Would do this again in a heartbeat!
Trained Docent at the 3 Ringling museums--qualified after taking an 18 month training course and passing an examination. 15 year experience being a Ringling Docent ( gave 2-3 tours per week at the three onsite museums). Member of and frequent visitor to the Mote Marine Aquarium and Selby Botanical Gardens where I have led private tours for the last 15 years. Avid gardener and grower of Florida citrus fruits. Licensed environmental attorney with 30 years legal experience. World traveler and founder of a city- wide serious literature book club. Enjoys wines and playing tennis/golf and river kayaking. Excellent public speaker and very knowledgeable about Sarasota and Florida, their history and current issues facing the local area.
Guide's vehicle can accommodate 4 customers comfortably.