Kelly spends her weekdays as a Solutions Consultant, and flexes her minor in Creativity on the weekend leading a variety of ATC Tours. Kelly is always thinking of new ways to engage and excite our customers; we’re so lucky to have her! Kelly’s favorite things about being an ATC guide is the interesting people she meets while running experiences. “Just the other day I was hosting a tour and a man came up to me and asked if I liked my phone case. I going on about how great it was and he said, ‘well good because I’m the VP of Products for that company - feel free to contact me if you want a new case.’ You never know who you’ll run into!”
Kelly’s perfect day in Austin would start with breakfast tacos and end with a movie or sing-a-long at Alamo Drafthouse. She swears by the Migas Taco at Veracruz and lattes from Patika. Like a true local, she’d break up her day with outdoor activities like kayaking Lady Bird Lake, followed by a snow cone from Sno Beach. For further culinary inspiration, check-out some of her mouthwatering photos by following her and her fiancé's foodie Instagram @GourmetGarbage where they showcase “adult-ish twists on childhood garbage foods.”
Favorite ATC Experience: The Brunch Boat, mostly because of the amazing local bites and beverages we include!”These exclusive, unique partnerships are what makes ATC great and provides an experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else.”
Between finishing her fourth degree and dominating on the dodge ball court, Lauren enjoys working with ATC on the weekends for a nice break from her normal 7-4 job in tech. According to Lauren, a local Austinite, being a guide allows her to see parts of Austin that she hadn't been able to explore, and she loves meeting new people and showing everyone a good time in the city we all love.
When Lauren isn't busy working, her perfect day in Austin would consist of a nice morning bike ride and an afternoon lounging and hanging with friends at Barton Springs or another one of Austin’s nature spots. To top it off, she’d indulge in a Bistec Specialty Plate from El Taquito, while sipping on an Austin Eastciders Blood Orange Cider or a Deep Eddy Cosmo.
Favorite ATC Experience: Deep Eddy Distillery Experience - “It’s the perfect Sunday Funday!”
By week day, Mario works as a Credits and Incentives Tax Consultant. Mario has been with ATC for over two years. He's worked a range of dynamic experiences and events with us including Private Libation Trail Rides, Bat Cruise-Days, SXSW and other festival experiences, and bi-lingual walking tours. Mario likes to push himself in every aspect. If you ask him, he'll tell you that he enjoys reading and writing about Mind, Body and Spirit - and sharing his passion of these topics with others. "I believe that having a good understanding about one’s self and how to increase your awareness on these three topics will help you live a happy and fulfilling life." These qualities shine in him as an ATC guide; his positive energy on-site is infectious.
In his free time, Mario enjoys sipping on Austin Amber by Independence Brewery by the pool, or catching some sun at one of Austin's many outdoor hotspots. Like a true Austinite, he has some great insider information on where to get the best taco in town. "My favorite Austin taco is the 'The Real Deal Holyfield' breakfast taco by Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ - it will change your life." Mario also loves heading to the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery on Sunday's with ATC. He recommends trying out his personal favorite - Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka on your next visit.
Mario's favorite ATC experience: Private Libation Trail Rides - "Along with the craft cocktails and delicious brews, I enjoy that it is one of our longer tours and I get more time to interact with our guests throughout the various stops.”