Hometown: Haverhill, Massachusetts (45 minutes north of Boston)
 
Occupation: Guest Services Manager at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel
 
Ideal Day in Fort Worth: An ideal day in Fort Worth would begin with a morning bike ride through the Trinity Trails followed by a walk through Sundance Square and lunch at Reata Restaurant. This ideal day would coincidently be the 3rd Sunday of the month and I would journey to the White Elephant Saloon, located in the Historic Stockyards, to see “The Songwriters in the Round” which showcases local musicians from around the area. I would end my ideal day with a nice juicy steak at the legendary Bob’s Steak and Chop House.
 
What do you like most about working in the tourism/hospitality industry? I love this industry because my job allows me to make memories everyday.  I enjoy personalizing each guest interaction to provide an overall experience that our guests will never forget. My goal is to provide a “home away from home” atmosphere within the hotel and this is done by building relationships with our guests to make them feel comfortable during their stay.
 
How would you describe Fort Worth to a visitor? Fort Worth is they city of cowboys & culture.  Fort Worth has maintained a true sense of where the West began and this is seen by taking a walk through the Historic Stockyards section of the city and you can see this throughout the artwork and décor of the Omni Fort Worth.  Sundance Square has a bustling nightlife and provides an area of shopping and sight seeing along with multiple restaurants and bars.  The citizens of Fort Worth are happy to be able to call this city their home and will go above and beyond to provide a warm and welcoming experience for visitors.  Visit Billy Bob's Texas on a Friday or Saturday night, and you will get a true sense of what Fort Worth has to offer. Take a moment to visit Whiskey or Rye, and you can meet people from all over and get a taste of Fort Worth. 
 
What makes Fort Worth different than any other destination? Fort Worth is different than any other destination because it has a small town feel that is jam packed with culture and entertainment.  On a given day you can be touring the historic Stockyard’s during in the morning and seeing an Opera at the Legendary Bass Hall that same evening.