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.

John Circincion is a part-time lecturer at the Museum of American Finance and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

John spent 5 years at Merrill Lynch, working in London for nearly 2 years as Vice President and Counsel in the Law & Compliance unit. His duties included providing banking and securities advice and counsel to the company's European, Middle Eastern and African operations. John went on to work at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company as Vice President and Associate General Counsel until 2009. During that time he managed the Compliance Unit of the Law Department.

John received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Seton Hall University and his J.D. from Catholic University of America. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Center for Autism Charter School.

A native of New York, Aimee lived in Berlin for 20 years and is fluent in German.

While living in Berlin, Aimee choreographed for commercial and stage productions for several international companies, such as Pfizer, Sony and at Cebit (consumer electronics trade show) in Hanover, Germany, to launch new products.

Aimee was the resident director for several musical productions in Berlin, and principal guest instructor / speaker at various professional musical training schools in Berlin, Amsterdam, Belgium, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.



Ned Callan is passionate about the history and architecture of New York City. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Ned has lived for over 35 years in one of New York City's oldest historical neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights.

Ned credits his fondness for public speaking from many years spent performing stand up comedy, improvisation and acting. He even did a brief stint as a clown with Dick Monday's 'New York Goofs'! He has played detectives, ambassadors, coaches, military officers, lawyers and chief executives on such television shows as 'Law And Order: Special Victims Unit', 'Rescue Me' and 'Lights Out'. He has appeared in a number of films including 'The Interpreter', 'Pelham 1,2,3', 'Revolutionary Road' and 'Men In Black 3'. In addition, Ned spent 15 years leading open houses for a transformational seminar held in the New York City area.

Ned's financial experience includes acting as a stock transfer agent, information and proxy solicitation agent for several of Wall Street's back offices in Jersey City, NJ.

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."



Celia Schaefer is a New York City actress who caught a foothold in the City working at a number of financial firms (including Morgan Stanley, the American Stock Exchange and American Express) in capacities ranging from administrative assistant to events manager.

As an actress she’s appeared on stage (cited as “a very fine Celia Schaefer” by The New York Times), on film (most recently in “Detachment” starring Adrian Brody) and on television (NBC’s “Conviction,” CBS Daytime’s “As the World Turns”, and upcoming: HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”).