Tour Washington DC With Ellen
About Me

I am a knowledgeable and lively professional guide.  A DC resident for 40 years, I love living in the city and sharing my enthusiasm with others. I enjoy working with all ages and sizes of groups. In addition to popular and historic sites, I specialize in unique and overlooked monuments and buildings. I also emphasize the history of the Federal City (how through compromise Washington, DC got to be where and what it is). My other particular interests include the Washington theater scene, arts and professional sports.


Licensed District of Columbia Tour Guide

Board Member, The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC (Education Committee Co-Chair)

Board Member, National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations
Certified National Cathedral Guide

United States Capitol Visitors Center Volunteer

United States Capitol Historical Society Volunteer

Octagon House trained docent

Prior work experience includes:

Designing, developing, conducting and managing seminars, workshops and conferences for both internal personnel and clients at Ernst & Young LLP (associate director) (25 years)

Assistant bank examining and designing training courses for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Designing customer services training for Consolidated Edison in New York City

Partial list of past guiding experience:


Capital Tours

Gerber Tours

Northwest Boychoir


Organizations and Adult Tours

Del Monte Foods

Capital City Events

Chariots for Hire

Ernst & Young

Global Events Partners

Louisiana Bankers Society

MFA Oil Company

Mid-Atlantic Tours and Receptive Services

National Resume Writers’ Association

Nuclear scientists organization

National travel agents

Private families

Tours by Locals

Web Hosting Companies