My Name is Marissa Irons, I was born in Georgetown the capital city of Guyana. My mother is from the Makushi and Arawak tribe, two of the nine Amerindian tribes native to Guyana. She was born in a small village called Tipuri it is located in the upper Takutu-upper Essequibo region of Guyana. It was from my early years on a ranch that was surrounded by mountains, forest, and wildlife that my love and appreciation for our culture, environment and wildlife began. As a child it was imprinted in my heart of how lucky I was to have the life I did. As I got older, I left the ranch life to further my education. My time in the city added to my interests and knowledge of the diverse culture of the Guyanese diaspora and as a young adult the desire to share my beautiful country and culture with the world began to grow. I realized how important it is to preserve the knowledge and culture of my ancestors and other tribes for the next and future generations. In my young adult years, I returned to my second home and after visiting a few times as an adult the desire to share my beautiful country and culture with the world began to grow and i wanted the culture and knowledge of my people and the other tribes to be preserved even more. My tours are an example of an Indigenous and a ranch life, exposing my guests to our culture, birding and wildlife, and memories that you will take with you for a lifetime. I would like to take the time to thank you for coming and being part of Cultural Earth Tours and I look forward to seeing you again.