As one of the freshly minted members of the GANYC board, I am excited to join this team of dedicated volunteers. This inspired group works to provide support and training to the NYC guide community and ensure that GANYC members have the necessary professional skills to be superlative ambassadors for this city. Though I am new to the board, I have worked as a licensed NYC tour guide for a decade and a half. GANYC became central to my life as I eased into freelance guide work. Over the years, I have contributed to GANYC by serving on the Membership Committee as well as by providing graphic design services. I look forward to finding other ways in which to serve this vibrant community.