Founder-Owner of Mystic Falls Tours
Vampire Stalkers is a family run business. On any given day you will find Jessica her children or her best friend at the store as well as out giving tours.
Before she was a vampire stalker, Jessica was a former Special Needs teacher for the local school system who was laid off from her job due to the economy. This prompted Jessica to start Vampire Stalkers, a website she used to blog about her experiences with the cast of TVD alongside her daughter Brannan.
Jessica is a highly respected regular in the Vampire Diaries fandom and has even had many of the actors of TVD encourage fans to take the Mystic Falls tour with her.
Jessica supports many causes including The Ian Somerhalder Foundation and The Sarah Jones Foundation. Knowledge is Power. Safety is key. Learning from the mistakes of others and offering forgiveness even when we dont understand the struggles of those before us are all very important to us here at Mystic Falls Tours.
2013-2014 was an outstanding year for Jessica and Vampire Stalkers having won numerous awards including Business of the Year in the county and being rated the 6th Best Vampire Destination in the World by the Travel Channel. Jessica will tell you that the award she is most proud of is the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor that came straight from the fans so it means the most especially since she has won this award year after year!
2015 started off with a BANG having Netflix and Walmart sponsored "Superfans" documentary come and take the tour and film Jessica with the fans.
2016 was a busy time for us here at Mystic Falls Tours as we have now expanded into doing tours for the Vampire Diaries, The Originals, an Extended tour that goes further out and the all famous Hollywood of the South tour. Its time to venture into other fandoms with Covington being the home to so many other productions.
Fans not on the tour can meet Jessica at her store on the Covington Square, On Location Gifts. The store is just another way for Jessica and her family to interact with fans and with the cast of TVD. The famous red wall is surely something you will want to see as it is signed by most of the cast and crew of TVD and The Originals. Dont forget to check out all the screen used props located inside On Location Gifts while in town, items from TVD, Originals and many other locally filmed TV shows and movies grace the walls of the memorbillia store right on the historic Covington Square.
Most importantly Jessica spends whatever time she has Stalking the set of The Originals finding out all the secrets to future episodes so she can share it with you on your tour. The Originals are still filming and we are so excited to see them around town everytime they come! For the ultimate Vampire Diaries and Originals experience Jessica is definitely your go to girl.
Professional Graphic Designer
Jennie is a Professional Graphic & Web Designer from Jacksonville, FL who works with Jessica helping Mystic Falls Tours with T-Shirt Designs, Advertising Design, Website Design, Social Media & upkeep. She graduated from Saint Johns River State College / Florida School of the Arts in Illustration in 2008 and since then has worked in advertising & marketing jobs in magazines, web and print postcard/mailer production. She currently is in her 5th year at Money Pages Magazine as a Lead Designer creating and working in print advertising, web design & magazine layout production.
She uses her extra time in assisting Jessica with graphic design assistance including branding and various design needs from multimedia requests in screenprinting designs for t-shirts to website and other materials. Jennie assisted at Eyecon 2012 at the Mystic Falls Booth in Atlanta, GA, maybe you saw her!
What drives Jennie in helping Jessica is that she loves helping her be successful and seeing the impact her designs make on driving business. She also is a huge fan of Vampire Diaries as well and loves the impact Ian's Foundation makes on the world.
If you want to talk to Jennie you’ll mostly find her on Facebook or by e-mail.