With twenty years in Chicagoland and seven years as a guide, Marlin earned the ranks as the chairman of the CTPA certification committee, testing all new candidates for their Chicago tour guide certificate. His goal is to ensure everyone visiting Chicago enjoys the same depth of knowledge, and each storytelling experience includes the essential ingredients of being enriching, fulfilling, meaningful and memorable. His mantra is to make friends and have fun while being treated like family.

Chicago Tour Guide Professional Association



Burlington Flats, NY (grew up on a dairy farm 15 miles from Cooperstown "location of baseball hall of fame").

Aisle or Window


Hidden Gem

Graceland Cemetery – so many incredible stories.

Ideal Sunday

Watching the Chicago Bears beat up the New Orleans Saints .... or any other team they play.

Travel Item

Non-fiction book

You Must Know

Spend a day at the Museum of Science and Industry; you will be amazed.

Bucket List

Run Great Wall of China marathon.

My Role

Making new friends.