Who We Are

We are a family business with a global reach. Based in Virginia, USA we work alongside a worldwide network of travel professionals. 

Our pledge: utmost attention to detail in planning and absolute professionalism throughout the entirety of the tour.  

Mr. Joseph Long

Founder & Managing Director

A citizen of both the US and Italy, Joe’s passion is European history. Joe founded ProRome in 2014 while completing an MA in Church History at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy. Joe lives in both the USA and Rome with his wife Rachel and son Xavier Paul. 

jlong@prorome.com

Mrs. Rachel Long

Tour Coordinator

Rachel’s primary role is in organizing the company’s many tours and summer programs that take place every year. Rachel has a BA in Theology from Ave Maria University. Rachel and baby Xavier join Joe every summer in Rome. 

rachellong@prorome.com

Mrs. Naomi Long

Client Services Manager & Certified Sommelier

After earning a B.A. in the Liberal Arts Naomi found a true passion within the fine wine industry and now holds a Level II Executive Sommelier certificate from the International Wine & Spirits Guild.  She has over fifteen years in hospitality and always endeavors to bring the loveliness of the Old World to the foreground.  Naomi finds a true joy in helping others freshen their aspects with art, history, and cuisine that is both time-honored and yet new to them.  

naomi@prorome.com

Ms. Bethany Bateman

Sales Representative & Marketing Coordinator

Bethany Bateman is our sales representative and marketing coordinator. Bethany works in both Europe and the United States, meeting with prospective clients and developing company-supplier relations. Bethany also serves as our marketing coordinator, creating beautiful media content and promotional materials in order to propel our mission. 

bethany@prorome.com

Our Tour Directors

Mr. Jonathon Arrington

 

Home: Denver, Colorada

Degrees: BA, Philosophy and Classics, S.T.D, Patristic Theology

Languages: Italian, English, Latin, Greek 

Experience: 10+ Years

Mrs. Laura Enrici

 

Home: Turin, Italy

Degrees: BA, MA

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French and German 

Experience: 5 Years – Certified Accomgnatore, Italy

Mr. Sean Finegan

 

 Home: Dublin, Ireland

Degrees: BA

Languages: English, Irish, Latin 

Experience: 20 Years – Blue Badge Certified Guide, UK

Mr. Brian McDermott

 

Home: London, UK

Degrees: BA

Languages: English

Experience: 20 Years – Blue Badge Certified Guide, UK

Mr. Maurizio Rossi

Home: Bologna, Italy

Degrees: BA, MA

Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French and German 

Experience: 20 Years – Certified Guide, Italy

Mr. Liam Silke

 

Home: Galway, Ireland

Degrees: BA

Languages: English, Irish

Experience: 20 Years, Certified Guide, Ireland

Mrs. Carol Long

 

Home: Virginia, USA

Degrees: BA, MA

Languages: Italian, English, French 

Experience: 20 Years

Our Summer Program Staff

Mr. Andrew Goyer

 

Andrew Goyer serves as an RA on the ProRome summer programs. Andrew  has a BA in Theology from Providence College and is currently completing an MA in Theological Studies. Andrew’s passion for his faith brings great joy to the programs.

Ms. Fiona Wirth

 

Fiona serves as an RA on the ProRome summer programs. Fiona has a BA in Art History from James Madison University and is currently completing an MA in Art History at the University of Florida.

Mr. Robert Long

 

Robert “Bob” Long has served as an RD at the ProRome summer programs since 2015. Bob lives in Dallas, TX where he works as an athletic director at a K-12 school. He has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Dallas.

Mr. Patrick McKenna

 

Pat McKenna serves as an RA at the ProRome summer programs. Pat holds a BA in Theology from Christendom College and has served as an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard for two years. He currently teachers and coaches at Benedictine College Preparatory, an all-boys military school in Richmond, VA.

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