Meet Our Tour Guides

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Sally

Sally was transplanted into Northern Michigan from the Detroit area (West side, Farmington Hills, Cass Corridor and Ferndale) when she was 36 years old—about half her lifetime ago. She has a background in leading tours from her reenactment days at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit, where she led tours in full Civil War era character and costume during the 1980s. For 13 years, Sally was the proprietor of her retail gift shop, Capricorn Moon, on Petoskey Street in Petoskey. She has always been a lover of nature and lake life. Sally was a camping leader with the Girl Scouts of America for many years. She is also active on stage with Little Traverse Civic Theatre, Bay View Theatre Association, improv comedy, Northern Michigan Chorale, and Sweet Adelines. Sally has been with Michigan Food Tours since it first launched (even researching nearly all of the history for the Petoskey tour!). She hopes you enjoy the touring experience as much as she does!

 
 
 

David

Born in Flint, David has been adventuring in Northern Michigan since his youth. At 22, he decided to move to one of his favorite places on the planet: Petoskey. He can be found hiking or biking the local trails, swimming, or reading about Michigan history at the local library. As a guide for Michigan Food Tours, David is able to mix his love for being with people with his passions for history, food, and the outdoors.  After your tour, David recommends checking out the Sunsets at Bay Harbor or biking the Little Traverse Wheelway!

 

Taylor

After spending her life growing up in Indiana, Taylor Huntman made the wise choice to move to Northern Michigan following her graduation from Butler University in 2016. With a degree in Risk Management & Insurance, with a focus in Marketing, it became Taylor’s goal to find a way to share the beautiful town she loves with tourists and locals alike. An internship at Harbor Brenn Insurance Agency pushed her to go through the Little Traverse Hospitality training and that sparked her interest in fueling the tourist town. She has worked at wineries doing marketing and managing tasting rooms and has also spend some time selling yachts… but she found her true passion was sharing the Food & Beverage industry with the people in her small town.

Often times, you’ll find Taylor out for a run, hiking, relaxing on the beach, or at the gym when she isn’t finding the best new food spots in town.