Our Guides

LISTED IN ORDER OF HOW LONG EACH GUIDE HAS BEEN WITH US.  MOST EXPERIENCED GUIDES ARE AT THE TOP.

Have you already been on our tour and are planning a return visit?  Mix it up!  Each of our guides keeps to the “skeleton” of the tour and information (no pun intended), but each of our guides have their own styles, as well as their own unique experiences to share with you!  We provide the names of the scheduled guides on the Schedule so that you have the option of choosing a subsequent tour with a different guide.

 

 

DIANNA AVENA

Dianna has been a Roswell resident since 1989 and is a proud Mom to three boys. She has worked as an Actress/Model/Body & Stunt Double in film, tv, and print media since 1994. Dianna attended this tour herself in 2000 and immediately fell in love with it, attending many more times. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to represent Roswell Ghost Tour as she has for over twelve years now. She enjoys introducing others to our city through its haunting tales, and feels that it’s a walk back in time each time she does so. Long-time Roswell residents usually find that they learn much about their city’s rich history through this informative and entertaining ghost tour! Residents and local businesses in Roswell continue to share their stories and experiences with her, so that keeps the Roswell Ghost Tour constantly changing and exciting.

Dianna’s book, “Roswell: History, Haunts and Legends” (signed copies available for purchase following every guide’s tour) was released in October of 2007. In September 2007, she decided the best way to achieve her goals of adding to the general knowledge in the paranormal community was to found and lead her own investigative team. Hence, came the formation of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations. The team was announced as TAPS Family Members representing the state of GA in January 2008. Dianna continues to be a frequent guest on radio programs and public speaking engagements. She and her husband, Joe, were on an episode of Sci-Fi’s “Ghost Hunters”, which aired in their 5th season. (See episode HERE) Dianna is part of the TAPS Family Staff, where she currently heads up the TAPS Family Help Desk for the worldwide TAPS Family.

 

JOE AVENA

Joe purchased the Roswell Ghost Talk Ghost Walk tour in the fall of 2005, then changed the name at that time to Roswell Ghost Tour. He is the proud husband to Dianna and shares her fascination and love for the city of Roswell, GA where he has lived since 1985.  His interest in its haunted past has also grown since first taking the tour himself with Dianna in 2000. He is Co-Founder of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations. Joe and Dianna were on an episode of Sci-Fi’s “Ghost Hunters”, which aired in their 5th season (see episode HERE). Joe also works as an Actor/Model in film, tv, and print since 1990.  Joe’s main gig is that of Supervisor in Management with UPS.

 

 

 

BETH DOLGNER

Beth Dolgner has a lifelong interest in both the paranormal and local history. She has had the opportunity to work with several paranormal investigation teams in both Georgia and Florida, and she has worked with local documentary filmmakers on projects about ghosts. A writer by trade, Beth is the author of several books, including Georgia Spirits and Specters—a collection of Georgia ghost stories—and Everyday Voodoo. Her fiction includes the Betty Boo, Ghost Hunter series. Signed copies of Beth’s books are available at the end of her tours. In her free time, Beth volunteers at Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta and indulges her inner geek with sewing and costuming. Beth and her husband Ed live in Atlanta with their five cats.

 

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LAUREN MILLER

Lauren Miller grew up in Bowie, MD, where she became interested in the paranormal at a young age. Her childhood home was believed to be haunted by friendly spirits of her mother’s family. She moved to Georgia in 2009 after spending 4 years living at the beach in Ocean City, MD. Now residing in nearby Sandy Springs, she fell in love with the city of Roswell, as she is interested in old buildings, history, and ghost stories. Lauren works as a bartender at events around Atlanta, as a pet food nutritionist, and as a tanning consultant at a salon. She is also a TV/movie extra, and is working on starting her own cat rescue.  In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching movies, traveling to new places, visiting family and friends, spending time with her two cats, and volunteering to help rescue animals. She has also participated in paranormal research and investigations.

 

 

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CHRIS CARTER

Chris was born and raised in northern California. After graduating from high school in 1991 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, working as a firefighter for 12 years and then as a military police officer and criminal investigator for 8. Chris originally moved to GA in 2004 and after retiring from the Navy in 2011, he returned and has made GA his home.

Chris’ interest in the paranormal began in his early teens. Even at a young age he would seek out as many books and programs as possible to learn more about the paranormal. Due to his service in the Navy, Chris was able to travel the world, often able to visit haunted sites in the U.S. and abroad. He as also been a part of several paranormal investigations.

Chris and his wife are the proud parents of 5 wonderful children (4 girls and 1 boy). His interests outside of the paranormal are music and history. Chris is a former resident of Roswell and currently lives in Kennesaw. He is a full-time student and is studying to be a RN.

 

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AMY WHEELER RIOS

Amy grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and moved to Atlanta in 2000 where she began her career as a hairstylist. She has worked at Voila’ Salon, which resides in a pre-civil war mill house, in historic Roswell since 2006. Finding herself in a very much “active” environment on a day to to day basis, her interest in the paranormal history of Roswell grew. She has since grown much appreciation for the history of this jewel of the south. With very few dwellings and physical architecture left in the south after Sherman’s march through Georgia, she feels priviliged to live and work in this historic community. After experiencing countless unexplained phenomena herself, and learning much of the history of Roswell, she is enthusiastic about sharing her stories and experiences.

Amy lives in historic Roswell with her husband Robert and their 3 “fur” kids, Sophia, Penelope and Oscar. She is a dog lover, tattoo enthusiast, somewhat of an old soul and an antique and vintage toy collector. She and her husband are regulars at Dragon Con and pretty much any other “con” that sparks their interest. She loves day trips to unknown places, spending time with her dogs, milling around antique stores and flea markets and filling her life with things that have a history before her.

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BEN GLAZER

Ben is originally from Detroit Michigan but through his forty year career in accounting and finance had lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles before moving to Roswell with his wife Michele in 1987. He has always had an interest in history but his particular interest in Roswell history grew as his wife Michele became the Assistant Site Coordinator at Barrington Hall.

Ben, like a lot of people, was very skeptical of the paranormal and would always look for the logical explanation. His fascination and acceptance grew after hearing the personal experiences from both his wife (at Barrington) and daughter (who worked at the Roswell Tea House). As a reformed skeptic, he has since learned that there are countless encounters around Roswell, too numerous to explain away and is eager to share those with you.

Would you like to  join our team?  Email Dianna at ghosttour@roswellghosttour.com to express your interest!