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.