About Tim

photo by Maria Carey

photo by Maria Carey

Tim is a tour guide and writer living in Washington, D.C. He’s the author of two books, Capitol Hill Haunts and Ghosts of Georgetown, as well as shorter pieces which have appeared in the Washington City Paper, Huffington Post, and other outlets. He also maintains, and very occasionally updates, the blog DC Like a Local, which seeks to provide useful tips to Washington’s visitors.

Tim also enjoys showing visitors around the nation’s capitol on a professional basis. An experienced tour guide, Tim has been cited by the Washington Post, National Public Radio, WTOP, and other news agencies on everything from keeping eighth graders engaged during a government shutdown to being the “Face of the Polar Vortex”. He is licensed in the both Washington, D.C. and New York, and regularly conducts tours in both.

Back home, Tim lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Denise, and two daughters. Recently, Tim was a happily unsuccessful candidate for the D.C. Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, and takes an active interest in improving his community. He graduated from George Washington University, and is pleasantly surprised to find himself in the unusual position of actually using a history degree professionally. Previously, Tim was a Naval Officer, serving in Japan, Virginia, and then back to D.C.

For those with a taste for the daring, Tim can be followed on Twitter at @timkrepp