Marcia’s family arrived in New Orleans during the period from 1828 to 1856. She is a fifth generation New Orleanian of German heritage.
She grew up in what locals call the “backatown” (back of town). It's a term that asks you to visualize New Orleans as front and back. The “front” would be the streets and neighborhoods directly along the Mississippi River, starting with the French Quarter. When you travel away from the Mississippi River, you get to Orleans and Claiborne Avenue; there you enter the “backatown.” Over the decades, “backatown” actually expanded and reached the swamps near Lake Pontchartrain.
Marcia attended school from first grade to twelfth grade at St. Joseph’s and worked for the federal government for over 35 years.
Marcia is a raconteur, keeping her family tradition of storytelling alive to honor her mother. Marcia obtained her tour guide license after attending the Delgado University Tour Guiding courses.
While practicing her trade with a major tour company, she continued her tour guide education by completing the prestigious and demanding Friends of the Cabildo Walking Tour Guide Training Program in 2015. Her love of history and passion for New Orleans fuels her obsession to uncover more of her beloved city's secrets.
Marcia does not just give a tour; rather you will walk away having experienced the feel of the city.