NANCY: TOUR GUIDE
A lifelong metro-Detroiter, Nancy remembers childhood shopping trips to Crowley’s Department Store, the popular dime store S.S. Kresge, and indulging in Sanders hot fudge sundaes, a habit she still hasn’t kicked. When she worked downtown by Grand Circus Park, a lunchtime trip to Hudson’s was her favorite type of retail therapy.
A 36-year veteran of Detroit’s auto industry working in IT and operations at Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz, Nancy attributes her love of travel to childhood trips across the U.S. with her parents. Throughout the years, her friends have relied upon Nancy, their personal tour guide, to help plan their vacations. Often, she goes with them!
When it came time to plan for her second act following retirement, a career in the travel industry beckoned. In 2019, Nancy enrolled in the International Travel Management Institute and received certification in tour management and tour guiding.
After retiring in 2020, Nancy immediately applied for a tour guide position at City Tour Detroit so she could show others the great city that she calls home. A lover of history and architecture, she is thrilled that she can tell Detroit’s fascinating history and show its amazing architecture to visitors and locals.
Nancy is married and has two grown sons and a granddaughter. Both her sons participated in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Jazz Orchestra, so Nancy knows every nook and cranny of backstage at Orchestra Hall. Her son Phil, a trombone player, has performed at two Detroit Jazz Festivals and has turned his parents into Jazz fans.
You will see Matt and Nancy downtown every Labor Day weekend at the Jazz Festival. They also enjoy the waterfront – either walking the award-winning Detroit Riverfront and watching the freighters go by or taking a break at their cottage on Lake Huron.