Orchid Burnside has an extensive knowledge of the Bahamian Art scene and joined Islandz Tours team in 2013 as a guide on the Gallery Hop and Art & Dine tours, while pursuing other projects at various cultural institutions.  In 2014, she became a full time member of the Islandz Tours Group, in the capacity of Tour Manager.

Orchid completed her undergraduate degree at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, in Music and French.  Following her studies, Orchid remained in the United States to work for the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  She returned to The Bahamas with a commitment to develop and impart her country’s rich cultural heritage with Bahamians and guests, alike.