I’ve been introducing people to Detroit for a decade. I grew up in the suburbs and moved to the city after developing an obsession with it while attending Wayne State University. There I studied Media, which lead me to work in film and music production. In addition to working on Hollywood productions, which itself involved plenty of backseat-driver tours, I worked on small scale films and videos including a documentary on the city. The character of that work carried over into my tenure as one of Detroit’s first Airbnb hosts, informally giving tours to guests that eventually transformed into this service. I also moonlight as a guide for Detroit Experience Factory, Detroit’s welcome center. This all runs parallel to producing audio drama for podcast and radio with Erie Canal Theatre and music as Zelda and the Unibrows, which I co-founded in 1997. I have also been a wedding officiant, hosted radio shows, performed internationally, including on the Second City stage and The Kitchen in New York, and held public office.