Georgia Strickfaden Of Los Alamos Named New Mexico Tourism Professional Of The Year!

Georgia Strickfaden of Los Alamos, right, with New Mexico Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham this evening in Albuquerque where Strickfaden was named Tourism Professional of the year. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Staff Report

Georgia Strickfaden of Los Alamos has been named the 2015 Tourism Professional of the Year by the New Mexico Hospitality Association.

New Mexico Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham presented Strickfaden with the award during the annual Hospitality Awards event this evening at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque. Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Marketing Manager Ryn Herrmann nominated Strickfaden for the statewide honor.

Georgia Strickfaden with her Tourism Professional of the Year award. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Strickfaden was born and raised in Los Alamos. As a former school teacher and with a passion for showing off the depth and breadth of Los Alamos history and its setting in northern New Mexico, she launched her small van-tour company Buffalo Tours in 1985.

Being associated with Los Alamos Historical Society and other community entities gives her the opportunity to spend time with published historians, researchers and movers and shakers. It’s still her joy to personally meet and share the Los Alamos experience with visitors

Her Atomic City Van Tour departs most days at 1:30 p.m. from in front of the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue.

Call 505.662.3965 for updated tour information and to leave a message.