Meet the family
Founded in 1994, Show Me Seattle is one of Seattle’s original city tour companies. With over 25 years of experience and tens of thousands of happy customers, we’ve built a reputation for delivering intimate and entertaining experiences that highlight the people, places and stories that make Seattle so unique.
Show Me Seattle is owned and managed by former tour guides, which helps it provide outstanding experiences to guests, while evolving and breaking new ground with tours designed to meet modern travelers’ tastes and desires.
We take pride in the quality of guides we employ. We understand the tour is as only as good as the guide therefore we go to great lengths to attract and retain the very best tour guides Seattle has to offer.
Michael founded Beeline Charters and Tours in 1996 while working for Show Me Seattle in the summers as a tour guide. In 2007, he founded Seattle Food Tours to share his passion for the history and tastes of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, creating one of Seattle’s very first walking foodie tours. In 2014 he purchased Show Me Seattle, buying the very company that introduced him to the industry almost 25 years ago. He folded Seattle Food Tours into the Show Me Seattle brand, and soon after acquired Seattle Express – offering airport hotel-to-pier transfers and tour services to guests embarking on cruises from the Port of Seattle.
Whether you’re looking for chartered transport, guided tours, or shuttle services, Michael’s “family” of companies – Beeline Charters, Show Me Seattle and Seattle Express can handle any request from the largest group to the single traveler.
“By definition I’m in the tour business, but to me it’s really the entertainment business, and I design services that reflect this ethos, crafting experiences that highlight a sense of place while creating memories that last a lifetime.”
Leslie Law, Operations Manager
Dan Lishner, Sales Manager
Leila Ali, Director of Business Development
OUR TOUR GUIDES
James Grindle [Boeing, City, Coffee Chocolate & Wine, Herban Adventure]
Dave ‘Elvis’ Groh [Boeing, City, Coffee Chocolate & Wine]
Dave ‘DC’ Klugh [Boeing, City, Coffee Chocolate & Wine]
Dave ‘Lucky’ Lane [Boeing, City, Coffee Chocolate & Wine, Taste of Pike Place Market, French and German Language Tours]
Neil Lane [Boeing, City, Coffee Chocolate & Wine, Herban Adventure Tours, Spanish Language Tours]
Marcia Lyman [Taste of Pike Place Market, City]
Spencer Fairbanks [Boeing, City]
Jerry Weissman [Taste of Pike Place Market]
Sonya Stewart [City, Coffee Chocolate & Wine]
Melissa Ancell [Taste of Pike Place Market]