Professor Julie Ann Brown founded Santa Barbara Ghost Tours in September of 2017 after researching the friendly ghosts of Santa Barbara for nine months prior to her business launch.
She began collecting ghost stories while attending USC and working on the Queen Mary as a tour guide. She was constantly in trouble for telling ghost stories as the City of Long Beach did not want the QM to be known as a "ghost ship."
Today, Julie has heard many of her collected stories told to others during the current Queen Mary tours, decades after she first collected them!
When she is not volunteering as a docent or usher at Old Mission Santa Barbara, she teaches nine classes as a tenured professor and the Department Chair of Marketing, Finance, and International Business at Santa Barbara City College.
By the way, Julie has had a love affair with Santa Barbara since a quick stop in the town at eight years old. She was with her German Father and Australian Mother heading up to camp in Northern California when they were stopped by a traffic light on the 101. Julie remembers looking up at the beautiful homes in the hills of Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, and promised herself she would live there someday. She never stopped striving and believing in her early dream of making Santa Barbara her home. Now she makes her home in Santa Barbara, and for all intents and purposes, is collecting the tales of those who loved and lived in this town and sharing them with others.
It seems that Santa Barbara is the City of Friendly Ghosts. From the Chumash to those who have left this realm recently, the friendly ghosts of Santa Barbara enjoy coming back for vacation and sentimental journeys back home.
She is excited to have you join her as she tells stories over wine at a beautiful Santa Barbara winery, attending an event where you need a storyteller or team builder, or walking the streets where the happy Santa Barbara ghosts are delighted you are coming to join them and hear the takes of their lives.
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