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Our Team

Katrina Horning

Katrina grew up in Connecticut with a love of history and culture. In 2004, she escaped New England’s snowy winters, and headed to the warm subtropical climate of New Orleans.

Katrina graduated Tulane University with a BA in Social Sciences and a minor in Louisiana Studies. Courses including Louisiana History, Free People of Color, Jazz, Storyville, Louisiana Archaeology, and Historic Preservation created a love of New Orleans’ architectural treasures – all of which she loves to share enthusiastically with her guests!

Other hobbies include reading, knitting, and being a proud member of Krewe De Seuss.

Erika Gates

Erika Gates grew up visiting New Orleans and came back in 2010 to attend graduate school at Tulane University. Erika has a Bachelors in Architecture and a Masters in Preservation Studies. She was the building inspector in the French Quarter for four years and now runs her own consulting firm, Gates Preservation, which specializes in permitting and compliance with city agencies for buildings in historic districts. Erika and her husband collect and restore vintage objects they exhibit in their Garden District home.

Suzanne Stone

Suzanne Stone, is a New Orleanian by choice. She moved here from the Washington DC area, where she was a docent with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. That’s where she learned the skill of telling engaging stories. Learning about the unique history of New Orleans with the Friends of the Cabildo and serving as a docent at New Orleans’s WWII museum, Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Sazerac House provides her tons of great stories! She absolutely loves enchanting visitors with the many ways New Orleans is different from everywhere else. Those differences are in architecture, music, cuisine, and culture. She especially delights in little known New Orleans histories of the women who helped build and later save the French Quarter and of Jews, who have been here since the 1700s and have contributed to the multi-ethnic gumbo of our city.

Guy LaMothe

A New Orleans cheerleader since his arrival in 1992, Guy’s love of history and zeal for authenticity keep him connected to the Crescent City’s vibrant culture. Earning his Master’s from Harvard Divinity School (1997), Guy is a practiced public speaker who seeks to accurately portray the history, culture, and architectural heritage of New Orleans in ways that build greater understanding, increase civic enthusiasm, and convey current relevance. A perpetual student of New Orleans history, Guy seeks to convert complex concepts into manageable subjects; aiming to infuse dry facts with living context – and a touch of humor. A licensed tour guide, professional and courteous to all he encounters, Guy resides with his husband in their restored Faubourg Marigny home.

Will Alexander

Will grew up in Charleston, SC and moved to New Orleans in 2014. A preservation consultant and general contractor, Will’s Sunday tours in the Garden District connect building science to the rich history and cultural context of these grand homes.

Will is on the board of directors for The Preservation Resource Center. During carnival season, you can catch him riding with the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi and marching with Krewe du Vieux.