Jim Anzide

Guided Tours Manager

Jim Anzide is an East Coast Transplant (although he’s been in LA for over 20 years) and never forgets his roots.  He was born and raised in a Southern New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia called Turnersville – zip code EIEIO.  Jim went to undergrad at James Madison University where he was a double major in Communications/Journalism and Hotel Restaurant Management.  After a brief stint in the Big Apple, Jim continued on to University of Washington in Seattle where he received his MFA in Acting.  Shortly after relocating in LA, Jim and a few friends founded The Ovation Award Winning – Circle X Theatre Co. where Jim was Artistic Director.  Out of all of his education, geographic upheaval and extensive background in drama, Out & About Tours – Hollywood’s 1st & Only Gay Bus Tour™ was birthed in 2009.  “It has been nothing short of pure, gay joy.” – Jim Anzide,  Out & About Tours.  Jim is employed by THE LAVENDER EFFECT® as our Guided Tours Manager.