Pat Wheeler is the former director of marketing for Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC) and served for almost four years. She worked in a variety of marketing and communications positions for Fortune 500 companies, the mayor’s office, and the White House. Pat is a proud second-generation Washingtonian and a McKinley Tech High School graduate. While working at CTDC, she is proud of the fact that she was able to help others appreciate the city as much as she does. Pat recently departed from Cultural Tourism DC to be an assistant professor at Morgan State University, in Baltimore, MD. She will remain a close CTDC friend!
— Located in Brookland, the monastery’s beautiful gardens will make you forget that you are in the middle of the city.
The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory
— Lovely orchids, and you really do feel like you are in a rainforest. The poinsettia display is a must at Christmas, along with the train that circles the exhibit.
Leon Seemann was named deputy director of Cultural Tourism DC in October 2010. He previously served as Cultural Tourism DC's director of operations. Seemann has more than ten years of nonprofit financial and operational experience. As general manager of Studio Theatre he oversaw the administration of a theatre and acting conservancy, that produced 11 productions per year with a $4 million budget. Seemann holds a BS in Theatre Administration with a minor in Business from Towson University. His greatest love is his wife, Robyn, and his three beautiful daughters.
- Nationals! — It can’t get any better than Sundays at the Park! My oldest daughter Basha’s first word was "Zimmerman." It’s great shaking hands with Teddy Roosevelt, and garbling down kosher dogs, falafels, and Shawarma.
- The National Building Museum — Great place for the kids! We love the playhouse room and the story corner. The kids love to climb on all the sculptures outside of the museum as well.
- The Newseum — It’s really a neat place. My nephew, a teenager, really loves it. My daughters love the video and being on T.V.
- Touring the City — After five years with Cultural Tourism DC and the knowledge he has gained, Leon can now be the family “tour guide” for DC. What amazing facts he’s learned over the years about the cultural treasures of the District of Columbia.
- 1250 H Street Rooftop — The address is home to Cultural Tourism DC. The kids loved to come to Leon’s office, speak to the Cultural Tourism DC staff, leave pictures they drew for the staff, then retreat to the rooftop for a beautiful city view and lunch with dad.