Ghost Guide Bios
An actor, composer, choreographer, poet and playwright
He has been a performer for more than forty years. This includes stage, radio, TV and video.
George has a wealth of stage experience and theatre knowledge. One of the creators of the Sheridan College Music Theatre Program, he has taught theatre at all levels of education. Finding a unique and exciting way to combine his love and skill in the arts mixed with the changing landscape of business.
George retired from regular tours in 2015. He continues hosting our yearly Halloween Gala.
Bill was born in Niagara Falls and now resides just outside Queenston
He is married with five children and four grandchildren. Not to mention his faithful golden retriever Briar.
Bill’s a member of the NOTL Writers’ Circle. With poetry and a short story published. Also a freelance writer for the local newspaper. Honoured for the poem “Angel’s Ghost” based on Captain Swayze which is now hanging inside the Angel Inn.
He admits beginning as a skeptic. Then personal experiences on the tours, and revelations from participants, made him a believer!
Alex Holjevac has been a storyteller his whole life.
An avid traveler. Alexander has enjoyed sharing secrets and whispers with kindred spirits across the globe.
As a proud Hamilton native, Alex considers it an honour to share history with others. Through the Ghost Walks he found a medium to deliver his own style of ghostly lore. Playing to your energy with fanciful detail and a flair for mystery. He transforms these stories into real experiences.
Alex believes there is truth our deepest fears. That they stir something deep within ourselves…an old soul looking for new life.
An actor, comedian, writer and lover of all things spooky.
Originally from Nottingham, England. David has been entertaining audiences across the globe ever since elementary school. Here he played the titular character in a production of “Johnny Appleseed”.
With his quick wit and silly wordplay he has established himself as a promising young comedian in Canada. Hosting his own weekly comedy room in downtown St. Catharines as well as producing numerous charitable events and fundraisers.
When not making people laugh, “Sir Bob” is busy scaring them. So be sure to keep your belt buckles tightened!
Grew up in PEI with ghost ships, haunted houses, and graveyard tales
Throughout life different women in her family have shown uncanny abilities of perception. One cousin was fondly referred to as “The Witch”. Susan has experienced a few skin-prickly tales of her own.
She developed a great passion for performing arts studying theatre at Acadia University. While working at the Halifax Citadel, she developed a strong interest in history and culture.
Susan performed as a historical animator in PEI and Nova Scotia, taught English using drama in Japan which led her to being an elementary school teacher.
When not working on education, Susan may be found practicing palmistry, tarot card reading or reading about unexplained events.
Professional film, theatre, TV and commercial actor raised in Niagara.
He is a graduate of Niagara University earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. He also attended the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and received an Acting for Film certificate.
He began acting as a child and professionally in his late teens. Featured in several ads and commercials and also cast in the popular feature films Max Payne and Pixels. Last year, he was cast in Haunted Case Files.
Just this year he received his first lead role in in the TV series Broke and Famous, which aired this Fall on Reelz USA and will be on Netflix. He plays Nicolas Cage, who everyone says he resembles. Also featured in theatrical productions for theatre companies in Ontario and Western New York.
Born and raised in Niagara with a life-long interest in the ghosts
She began acting and performing at the age of 6 and has been working in the arts on and off the stage ever since. She has worked on short films and commercials both as an actor and as a production assistant.
A graduate of the Niagara College Journalism program, she is a storyteller through and through. An aficionado of true crime and stories of the supernatural, she is always looking for the next mystery to investigate.
She grew up hearing the stories of the ghosts of Niagara and she is glad to have a place to scare a whole new audience with the stories from her childhood.
She also loves to dance and when she is not telling ghost stories, you can catch her on the dance floor teaching rumba, salsa, tango or foxtrot.
A storyteller, improviser, and lover of the macabre
Kristi has always been a storyteller with a deep love of fables shrouded in darkness. Coming to Hamilton in 2007, she quickly fell in love with its history. Hamilton has much history and many torrid tales.
This fascination led to her first Ghost Walk as a spectator (with Ghost Guide George!) which led her to becoming a guide.
As a theatre grad and avid improviser (find her around the Staircase Theatre teaching or performing with her troupe ‘The Understudies’) Kristi has always enjoyed a flair for the dramatics. This comes out in her ghostly tales.
She is also an award-winning playwright and performer. Talents she’ll bring to the tours!
A proud Haligonian born in a city that is steeped in maritime lore
As a young lad Geoff’s father would fascinate him with tales of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. They drove past the wharf in Halifax as his father told the story of Mackey-Bennet. The man who sailed to recover the Titanic’s dead.
He’ll never forget his father’s accounts of those who perished and were buried in Halifax’s Fairview Cemetery. He’d say, “I remember ever year, on the anniversary of the sinking, listening to survivors interviewed on the radio. What they went through. Their peril as the ship sank.”
Those tragic stories of death and survival began Geoff’s keen interest in storytelling.
An accomplished public speaker, Geoff is honoured to regale eager patrons of Ghost Walks with the scary stories of those long past. Including some spirits who still inherit this earth.
Shopkeeper extraordinaire for the Ghost Walks Gift Shop
2018 will be Shirley’s 6th season in the shop where she books walks, helps with spooky displays and shares the secrets of “Canada’s most haunted town”.
Shirley came to us from a career in retail that included managing a jewellery store in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which allowed her to get to know the town while developing customer service skills.
In the past 5 years she has developed a rapport with the locals and visitors to our town, who love to tell her of their paranormal experiences and she has enjoyed the privilege of being able to view their photos of some of our otherworldly residents.
Always eager to help, Shirley will add to your ghostly experiences by welcoming you to the shop, lending an ear, making sure you find unique treasures and maybe even teach you a little bit about this fascinating town.