Why & Who

Why

I strongly believe that everyday is a gift from God. Therefore, it is imperative to maximize that daily gift. Each day is an experience: An experience to learn, grow, teach, tell, taste, touch, hear and see. Because each day is such an indescribable gift, I desire to share my personal excitement with others. I desire to immerse my guests into the ocean of exploration within and surrounding Huntsville, Alabama

Meet our team members. Each of us are deeply passionate about immersing our guests into an unforgettable experience. Together, let’s uncover the sights, sounds, scents, tastes and textures that are uniquely Southern and uniquely Huntsville.

Who

 

Denise Swain, Tour Director
Denise Swain, Tour Director

Denise Swain

I’m a mom, a Sunday School Teacher [for adults] and I have worked in the advertising business since high school. I became a tour director in 2019 and I am fulfilling an imbedded passion to share life’s thrilling experiences with others. Given a choice, outside of touring, I’m in the woods on a hike, talking with neighbors on my porch or entertaining friends around the dinner table.

See my credentials here.

 

Leon Burnette
Leon Burnette, Tour Director

Leon Burnette

When it comes to civil rights tours, Leon Burnette literally wrote the book. As a descendant of the segregated south, Leon is steeped with stories of the struggle. Beyond his personal connections to Southern Roots, Leon has conducted painstaking research for 8 states and their deep footprints in the 400 year civil rights struggle. The tour director’s guide to civil rights trail is chock full of talking points, key people and significant spaces. Leon believes that these stories need to be relayed and told. His passion for this subject matter is rooted in getting the message to tour directors who can continue to pass the flame of knowledge. Leon exclusively conducts Multi-Day Civil Rights Tours; contact him directly

 

Calvin Havens, Tour Guide
Calvin Havens, Tour Guide

Calvin Havens

Unlock the vast knowledge base that Calvin possesses as you experience him as your tour guide. Calvin is passionate about history and telling the Huntsville story. He is steeped in local church history and has led tours on historic Downtown Huntsville Churches. Calvin is an international traveler with abundant stories and life lessons.