Who We Are

Mary Davidson – Owner & President

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Mary was born in India to American parents, where she began experiencing life as a global nomad. She traveled throughout her childhood. She lived in many places before coming to call Austin her home.

She enjoys sharing what Austin has to offer to both visitors and those who live in Austin. Mary explains that, “There is nothing better then to hear stories of the fun someone is having while in Austin. To see the smiles when someone discovers something new that brings them joy.”

Mary devotes a lot of her time to working with local partners to make sure visitors enjoy their visit when they come to Austin. Some of these partners include The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, who take promoting Austin as a great destination to the top. Other partners include the Downtown Austin Alliance, Global Austin, and The City of Austin Cultural Arts division.

Dow Davidson – Owner & C.O.O. / Quality Assurance Officer

Dow Davidson Contact

Dow is a 4th generation Texan and Texas history buff, which is why he and Mary decided to develop what is now AO Tours Austin. Dow is a Quality Assurance Engineer and Archaeologist by trade, but he wanted to turn his love for history into a business.

When tours started in 2003, Dow was the first and only tour guide. As the company has grown, Dow has had other behind the scene responsibilities to take care of, but you can catch him giving a tour on a busy Austin day.



We love to hear from our customers and the community. If you have a question, comment, or want to learn more about us, you can contact us by phone, email or skype.