TOUR GUIDE BIOS
Annaline Dinkelmann is the owner and founder of Wall Street Walks. It is the first guided walking tour company in New York City to focus exclusively on the stock market and financial history.
Prior to starting Wall Street Walks in 2007, Annaline worked at Morgan Stanley. As a member of the Information Technology Department, she worked closely with the Investment Banking Division. She also worked with the Compliance Department where she helped implement the regulatory requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (investor protection) and the U.S. Patriot Act (money laundering prevention).
Annaline was born in South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria with a degree in International Politics.
A native of Manhattan, Marie Beirne is a New York City Neighborhood Historic Preservationist with over two decades of experience, including preservation advocacy tools that include: creating and leading walking tours, project management of oral history publications, and currently – documentary film productions.
Beirne grew up on the Upper East Side, attended high school in Greenwich Village, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii.
Beirne worked successfully with the Coalition to Save City & Suburban Homes, and over two hundred civic organizations, which were instrumental in the successful landmarking campaign of two, full-city-block, complexes of model tenements on the Upper East Side. She was the project and production manager of their Oral History Project and publication, and for fifteen years she has been leading historic walking tours of City & Suburban and manages the research facilities of its Archives Room.
Retired from a career as a Project Manager/Business Analyst in systems development for Fortune 500 financial services corporations such as NASDAQ, MetLife, and BNP Paribas.
Randy Powers is passionate about the history and architecture of New York City. Born in Brooklyn and still a resident, Randy has lived for over 35 years in one of New York City’s oldest historical neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights.
Randy started his career on Wall Street as a runner.
Stephen Axelrod, Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, has 16+ years experience on the NY Stock Exchange trading floor as trader, reporter, order clerk and compliance officer working for various companies, including the New York Stock Exchange, Morgan Stanley, Pain Webber and Pershing & Co.
Stephen left the financial world to pursue a career in acting and has appeared in numerous films: “Sons” was screened at The Cannes Film Festival, and Stephen played the lead in the hit HBO film “Everyday People”. He also worked on “The Good Heart” and has appeared many times on “Law and Order” and “Law and Order Criminal Intent.”
Nina Mende is a born and bred New Yorker. She loves to tour and explore. She and her husband Mark lives in the East Village.