We are thrilled to have HOPE HOLLOWAY as our tour guide! Prior to joining us in 2008, Hope had 13 years of storytelling experience, as well as several years of theatre experience. She has performed at the historic Barnsley Gardens, playing the coveted role of Julia Barnsley. Her storytelling style is energetic and theatrical, and we get wonderful emails from our guests about Hope’s tours all the time. Hope is our “ghost magnet” and has the most detailed and factual ghost descriptions. So if you’re looking to have the best chance for a ghost photo, Hope is the guide for you! Hope is also available for private storytelling; contact us for details.
Kevin Bartolomucci has been a writer/actor/comedian/storyteller for over 21 years. He is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of First Draft Productions and Improv Chattanooga, which produce sketch comedy shows, audience interactive murder mysteries, 5 minute play festivals, and long form improv comedy shows. Kevin also teaches beginner and intermediate improv comedy classes. In addition, Kevin is a Co-Host and Producer of ‘The Floor is Yours’, a monthly eclectic variety show held at Barking Legs Theater.
Kevin has performed in local theatrical productions of ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Titanic the Musical’, ‘A Christmas Carol the Broadway Musical’, ‘Shrek the Musical’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Chicago the Musical’, ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’, and ‘The Addams Family’. He has also appeared in several short films and the independent features ‘Ghost of the Needle’ and ‘Coal River Crossing’.
In his spare time, Kevin writes plays, enjoys urban hiking, reads books, and smokes a pipe.
Photo credit: David Laprad, Hamilton County Herald
DONALD KITCHENS has been performing in Chattanooga all of his life. Most recently, he was Rags the Clown at Ruby Falls’ terrifying Haunted Cavern. He is 1 of 2 guides for our ghost hunt, and like the Holloways, seems to be a “ghost magnet.” On our first ghost hunt, coming back from the cemetery, the lights dimmed on almost every light post we passed (which they say is from the ghosts sucking energy from the surroundings), and this is a regular occurrence around Donnie.
COL. JACK STAPLES
Radio & stage personality COL. JACK STAPLES is our newest guide, but his background in both acting and paranormal investigation make his tours an unforgettable experience! He has so many connections with our ghost tour family- from acting in Runs with Scissors with Kevin, to Dark Princess Theatre with Hope, to investigating with our dear friends at P.R.O.S.E.- that it seems he has always been a part of our community. Jack also attracts some unseen things- in fact, on his very first practice tour, as I was describing a supernatural manifestation that tended to occur at one spot, it happened right in front of our eyes. You are sure to enjoy your evening with Jack!
MARIA CHATTIN has been involved with theatre in Chattanooga for decades. She was the director of Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Youth Theatre for many years, and has extensive experience in the local acting world. We are delighted to have her as one of our newest tour guides. People got ghost photos on Maria’s very first tour, and she has gotten great reviews. You are sure to have a blast with her!
Dale Wallace has a variety of acting experience. He has performed as Father Guido in Nunsense, the band leader in Always, Patsy Cline, co-wrote the musical Jazz ABZ with Randy Forester, and has been an actor and storyteller at Audubon Acres’ Haunted Forest for several years, including roles as a Native American Spirit Shaman (where his disappearance scared several people so badly they required a change of clothes afterwards!) and Merlin the Magician, whose fire-throwing tamed multiple heckling teenagers. He also had such an interest in the paranormal that he owned and used his own ghost hunting equipment before joining us.
We are truly delighted to have Jessica Ferguson as our newest guide, and based on her TripAdvisor reviews, our guests are too! The word that pops up about her most often is AMAZING. Jessica has a varied background, most recently as a dance instructor extraordinaire at The Little Ballroom, but we think as an actress & tour guide, she has found her true calling. We think you’ll agree.