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Who We Are … 

KJ Adames
With a childhood history in the South West Florida area, KJ is not a man to be misjudged. After graduating
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Cory J.P.
An avid photographer from a young age, Cory has been working in the media industry since 2000, starting as a
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Adeyinka Obisanya
A graduate of the University of South Florida, Adeyinka holds a B.A. in Mass Communications. Having worked in multiple multimedia
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Staff Contributors
Interns and outside contributors Through our partnership with FGCU our interns have contributed so some of our great content. We also
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Tara Settembre
Graduating from NYU with a masters in Journalism and Communications, Tara is the star of her own lifestyle/travel/parenting blog, “When
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Antoniette Meyer
Antoniette -more commonly known as Tonie- has a passion for writing and a love for animals. Exploring and adventuring are always on her
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Olivia Hyde
Olivia is an adventurer and uses her audio and visual production skills to show SWFL’s things to do and places
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Adam Petsos
Graduating from Columbia College with a BFA in Photography, Adam has pursued careers in marketing and design before arriving in
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Melanie English
After graduation from Syracuse University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Melanie took her skills straight to the screen, working
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Jillian Leslie
A Vermont native, Jillian graduated from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Specializing in social media, she
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