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100+ Women you must

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from the

PUBLISHER

Launched in 2017, The KNOW Book + Tribe began as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style. As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Tribe around the women featured in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW Book + Tribe has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona; its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada. Today, we are excited to welcome the dynamic women of the Tampa into our KNOW Tribe. The women featured in this book have been vetted against our high standards. I am proud to say that each and every woman featured is filled with integrity, vision, and grace. Welcome to KNOW Tampa!

Sarah Benken FOUNDER AND VISIONARY

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BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN

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DESIGN & LAYOUT EMMA CATARINO

PHOTOGRAPHY ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER SHANA MITCHELL, SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY MEG DREYFUS WEDDING + LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

PUBLIC RELATIONS CAROLYNN SMITH, SEVEN MARKETING + PR

EVENT PLANNING ALYSSA RHOADS, EVENTING TAMPA BAY ZOE GALLINA, BOTANICA | STYLE HOUSE

PUBLISHER SARAH BENKEN

AMBASSADOR JULIE TINGLEY

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COLLECTION THE KNOW TRIBE is a collection of female business owners, leaders, and philanthropists. They are makers, creators, and entrepreneurs from virtually every industry. They are women are making big strides in their careers and impacts in their communities.

COLLABORATION THE KNOW TRIBE understands the need for collaboration and the value of fostering relationships. They believe firmly in supporting one another. They are intentional in their moves and authentic every step of the way.

COMMUNITY Together, THE KNOW TRIBE works to create a better foundation of living. They support causes that are near to their hearts and consistently look for ways to pay it forward.

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Lift & Rise Nominations for the 2019 KNOW Tampa Book open in February 2019. Follow KNOW Publications for the latest information www.knowpublications.com /

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We snapped hundreds of photos to prepare the KNOW Tampa Book... and we had a whole lotta fun doing it! 2018 9


AMBASSADOR It’s here! The moment we have waited for since May 2018 is finally here! As you open this Book to turn the pages, think about what you hold in your hands: success, triumph, creativity, diversity, friendship, and inspiration. Let the stories on the pages resonate, delight in the authenticity of the images, and allow yourself to be overcome with pride for who makes our city thrive. I could not be more excited for the final outcome of this project, KNOW Tampa – featuring over 100 amazing female entrepreneurs, makers, creators, inventors, dreamers, and doers. It is my hope that the established trailblazers feel energized by the emerging leaders of Tampa, and that those rising stars draw inspiration and feel supported by those who have been in business for many years. The women of the KNOW Book are all such a gift to one another, and I cannot wait to watch the empowerment flourish within our Tribe. Over the past several months, I have had the honor of connecting with all of you—learning about you, the drive behind your business, the challenges you’ve faced, your vision, the what-if’s and why-not’s, and the power of positivity. Thank you for your energy, openness, and commitment in the creation of KNOW Tampa…together, we will LIFT + RISE!

xo,

Julie Tingley KNOW Tampa Ambassador www.theknowtribe.com knowtampabay@gmail.com

After 15 successful years in the medical sales industry, Julie Tingley decided to hang up her scrubs to stay home and focus on being a mom to her two little girls. Her passion to celebrate women from every industry and at every life-stage purposefully grew after receiving professional pushback regarding her decision to take time off from her career with the birth of her first daughter. It was this very fervency that kept her focused on finding her Tribe. Setting the example of female empowerment, inclusion and collaboration for both girls became the driving force that motivated this ambitious mother to ultimately compose a beautiful compilation that the people of Tampa would take pride in. The KNOW Book + Tribe is not only a celebration of today, but also a change-agent for the future of the birth-city of Julie’s children and so many others.

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STATISTICS ON WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES women employ more than

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TABLE of CONTENTS 12 22 40 47 58

BEAUTY BUSINESS FASHION FOOD & BEVERAGE

71 HOME & LIFE 90 MEDIA 97 NON-PROFIT 105 NOTABLE

HEALTH & WELLNESS 2018 13


BEAUTY

ASHLEE ANN HAIR AND MAKEUP ASHLEE ANN Meet Ashlee Ann. After graduating from The Aveda institute, she quickly realized her creativity couldn’t be confined to the walls of a salon. Applying her passion for making women feel beautiful, she worked to eventually build one of Detroit’s largest traveling hair and makeup companies. Always searching for a new challenge, Ashlee relocated to the Tampa Bay area to start the second phase of her business. Fast forward to today and you will find her dominating the industry here specializing in formal hair and airbrush makeup. This glam expert books two years in advance for film, pageants and weddings. Ashlee feels fortunate to have a career that allows her to live out her passion every day and help women realize their true beauty. Her greatest accomplishment came recently as she became a first-time mommy to her son Jackson Cruz. At the age of 32 this boss babe is just getting started!

PHOTO CREDIT: SHANA MITCHELL, SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION CREDIT: HARBORSIDE CHAPEL

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IG: @ashleeannmakeup

FB: @ Beautybyashleeann


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Canviiy is an innovative, fast growing organic-based health & beauty brand, most notable for its revolutionary organic-based itch-calming scalp serum, ScalpBliss. Canviiy has partnerships with Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Health & Tampa International Airport with a growing domestic and internationally customer base. Canviiy has been featured by renowned media outlets including Yahoo Beauty, POPSUGAR, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise and was named a semi-finalist in the HSN/Good Housekeeping Entrepreneurs’ Competition. Canviiy products are available in over 70 retail locations including Target Stores. Sherrel Sampson is the Founder & CEO of Canviiy. Prior to founding Canviiy, Sherrel led teams as a Director of Marketing Strategy developing omnichannel activations for over a decade in the verticals of personal care, grocery retail, consumer healthcare (OTC), and enterprise software. Sherrel holds an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University and a BA in Marketing from Stetson University. PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

SHERREL SAMPSON CANVIIY ssampson@canviiy.com

813-530-5631

canviiy.com

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BEAUTY

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LISA MARQUES SUZANNE MARQUES ANDERSON

In 2010, Lisa Marques, (pictured left) joined forces with her sister, Suzanne Marques Anderson, (pictured right) and together they created a luxury lash line, BlushRock Cosmetics. Known as the queen of lashes, Lisa, has been perfecting her craft for almost a decade. Women travel great distances to have their lash extensions applied by Lisa, some even cross state lines to see her! As an esthetician and lash artist herself, Suzanne also oversees many aspects of the brand including total operations and product research & development -- which above all is her passion. Having suffered severe environmental and food allergies over the years, Suzanne is extremely cautious with the brand’s formulations, ensuring all ingredients are non-toxic. As leading lash experts, Lisa and Suzanne want to share their passion with the world, along with their experiences and difficulties to support young artists and give them a roadmap to perfect the art of lashing. Together these powerhouse beauties continue to educate and innovate new products and ideas to stay ahead of this cutting edge beauty movement. Today BlushRock Cosmetics is proud to distribute over 200 products to salons, spas, freelancers and consumers throughout North America .

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GLOW COUTURE DAY SPA, SKIN THERAPY BY WESLEY WESLEY WINER

From the fashion runways of Milan as an international model with Ford to the magical 1920’s bungalow where she has grown Glow Couture Day Spa into an award-winning business, Wesley Winer’s global experiences have allowed her to live-out her true passions in life: combining optimal medical and natural solutions that help women feel and look beautiful, while raising two remarkable children in Tampa Bay. As the go-to facial guru in Tampa for over 18 years, she expanded in 2017 to New York City given the demand for her facial reflexology and bespoke skincare that she

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is known for. Wesley’s customized skincare techniques have now taken her behind the camera, working with Fashion Week, the Met Gala and a variety of well-known magazines and movie sets. Wesley incorporates all-natural products and her handcrafted bespoke elixirs into her treatments. While her patrons span the globe, Wesley’s greatest professional accomplishment is her ability to provide 1:1 customized rituals that provide synergistic results for both their skin and overall wellness.

IG: @glowday

glow@glowdayspatampa.com


BEAUTY MICROBLADING ARTIST MICHELLE WYPER Trained by multiple European based academies, microblading artist Michelle Wyper brings her unique hyper-realism method of brow tattooing to Tampa Bay. She wanted to lift the stigma of tattooed brows by offering a more delicate, conservative, realistic option and in early 2016 finally took the plunge working full time at Flirt Wax Bar in South Tampa. “My ultimate goal when I take a client is to create a healed result that doesn’t look like a tattoo, but looks like a better version of your natural brow.” Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Michelle came from a creative family and grew up with pastels in her hand. It was her intrinsic artistic capabilities that have helped her with brow shaping, stroking and giving clients fuller, more beautifully shaped semi-permanent brows. She is always updating her pigments and using the smallest blades in the industry so her results can be the best for her clients.

PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

4004 S MacDill Ave, #2 // Tampa 33611

813-835-4929

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BEAUTY PHOTO CREDIT: SANDI SANTOS PHOTOGRAPHY

ELIZABETH MICKLER AND ANA ROGOZINSKI

An idea, a vision, and a dream came true when two friends, Elizabeth Mickler and Ana Rogozinski created Mint Hair Lounge. Owners Liz and Ana--along with their stylists and support staff--are happy to

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be celebrating their 10 year anniversary. The business partners met over 20 years ago and became close due to their professional goals in the hair industry. They believe in the evolution of salon trends and pride themselves on staying current by building strong relationships with their product manufacturers Bumble and Bumble and Kerastase. This provides

3712 Henderson Blvd, Tampa 33609

their stylists educational opportunities that keep them inspired. Mint Hair Lounge is most proud of being able to provide a space for 13 stylists to feel like they can collaborate with one another and share their amazing talent. With Mint’s fantastic team and inspired atmosphere, clients are exposed to a range of specialty services.

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ELIZABETH DI MAIO With a budding sales career in the beauty industry, Elizabeth was excited to launch Healium Hair in 2007 with her husband. Learning things the hard way, the wrong way and the expensive way also taught her that successful people fail a lot. However, these challenges paled in comparison to the struggles she faced becoming a widow with two small children at the age of 39. Standing alone at the helm of the company after her husband passed from cancer in 2017 was a hardship she never anticipated. With a small team in place nationwide, Healium Hair is currently in over 5,000 hair salons and growing. She also launched the Heal I Am Program, to give back 5% of every sale to one of 3 charities. Elizabeth found her strength as the ultimate multi-tasker, having her hand in every aspect of her business while remaining focused on her children. And while she doesn’t have all the answers, she has faith that this is her path for a reason.

www.healiumhair.com FB: | IG: @healiumhair | @cabanacream

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BEAUTY Ever since she was little, Jessica knew she wanted to be in the beauty industry. At the age of 18, she moved to NYC and was determined to make it as a makeup artist. Earning barely enough to cover her expenses in the city, Jessica’s passion persisted. After a job with Ford’s creative department grew into new opportunities that involved a move to Los Angeles, she knew the hard work was paying off. While in LA, she found Blushington where she worked her way up to Director of Artistry, trained all artists and opened five stores nationwide. Soon after, she joined the E! News team and began working the Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys, MTV movie awards and the Emmys. Eventually, Jessica signed with LA top-agency Cloutier Remix and has been mentioned as a beauty expert on Good Morning America, Access Hollywood and E!. Jessica moved to Tampa for her nowhusband, Logan, with a star-studded list of clients. Missing the beauty influences of the West Coast, she met Bianca Benedetto and opened “Sweatology,” Tampa’s first and only medically-approved infrared sauna and detox studio.

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

JESSICA PAYNE SWEATOLOGY IG @sweatologystudio.com // IG: @jesssouthern

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2102 South Macdill Ave, Unit C, Tampa FL 33629

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With over 18 years in aesthetic and medical dermatology, Loralee Koontz, PA-C is often referred to as the Joanna Gaines/Fixer Upper of Beauty in Tampa. Loralee believes following your heart and living by it is key. It was her passion for science (and the Gators) that led her to study Microbiology, Cell Science, and Chemistry at the University of Florida (UF), where she graduated with honors, and then received a Master of Physician Assistant degree. A few years after graduating, Loralee began to realize how aesthetics could blend her passions of science, math, and art while helping people feel better about themselves. In 2016, Loralee decided it was time to finally fulfill a long-held dream of opening her own medical aesthetic boutique: U South Tampa, “Where inner and outer beauty blossom.” With her genuine concern and compassion, Loralee ensures her patients feel understood and fulfilled. With her zen-like vibe and U South Tampa’s relaxing ambiance, a cosmetic consultation with Loralee feels more like a retreat than a medical appointment. PHOTO CREDIT: RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

LORALEE KOONTZ, MPAS, PA-C U SOUTH TAMPA 3522 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33609

FB | IG: @usouthtampa

YouTube: Loralee Koontz, MPAS, PA-C

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BUSINESS Florida native and world-educated, Hope Chanel Donnelly founded 8-Count Productions in 2011 as the umbrella brand to create and consult, at the end of a decade working in professional sports entertainment, all while teaching art and coaching college dance. Hope and her husband purchased and re-envisioned the Rialto Theatre in 2013 as a mixed-purpose arts and events space. The Rialto is now filled with wedding celebrations as featured on Southern Living, Pop Sugar, and Carats and Cake, along with an

assortment of photo and video productions, dance showcases and cyphers, gallery receptions, community gatherings, and corporate events. Outside of venue management, Hope also curates multiple gallery spaces featuring local artists, volunteers for community and arts planning committees, coordinates public art installations, and consults for historic projects and creatives. She believes in taking risks, historic preservation, making events and spaces green, and community over competition.

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

HOPE CHANEL DONNELLY 8-COUNT PRODUCTIONS // RIALTO THEATRE rialtotampa.com

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IG | FB: @RialtoTheatreTampa

8-countproductions.com

IG | FB: @8counttampa


BUSINESS PHOTO CREDIT: RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

Having led the transformation of a commercial services business with annual revenues of $750,000 into a $ 20 million conglomerate with multiple lines of business and ultimately, being a principal driver in the selling of that same enterprise to a billion-dollar international company, Wendy is able to offer clients a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of selling a business. As the Vice President of Aberdeen Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions firm specializing in representing successful companies with annual revenues in the $5 million to $100 millionrange, Wendy enjoys advising clients of the critical aspects of a sales transaction. She works closely with the Firm’s clients to understand their objectives and make sure they are well-positioned to realize maximum value, to help them achieve their goals and prepare for the next chapter in their lives. This mother of “an only” (a son) and soon-to-be empty-nester alongside her husband of 20+ years, serves on the advisory board of GEMS, Girls Empowered Mentally for Success, and is active in many professional organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth, Working Women of Tampa Bay, and Business Brokers of Florida.

WENDY ANDREWS-FINE ABERDEEN ADVISORS, INC 813.404.0471

wendy@aberdeenadvisors.com

wendy.andrewsfine@gmail.com

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BUSINESS

BRANDMUNKI TEENA CARDOZO When BrandMunki founder, Teena Cardozo wanted to branch out from her corporate graphic design job, she took a leap of faith and started her own creative design firm. Just seven years later, BrandMunki is now considered one of the leading boutique branding and advertising design firms in Tampa Bay.

In 2014, Teena received the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Up and Comer Award for monumental success in a new business. She was also featured in 83 Degrees Magazine as a woman redefining communications through new media. In 2012, she met President Obama while representing minority woman-owned businesses in Tampa. BrandMunki develops a unique brand identity for each client that tells a story

through every logo, video or advertising campaign. Teena and her team of “Munkis” are able to showcase brands by making creative decisions based off of years of experience in several artistic platforms. From top restaurant chains and emerging apparel lines to leading sports facilities— BrandMunki has done it all and will continue to leave its creative mark on Tampa.

PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER

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letswork@brandmunki.com

IG | FB: @BrandMunki


BUSINESS

MICHELLE TURMAN CEO With over twenty-five years of nonprofit experience, Turman has positioned her company, Catalyst Consulting Services as the “go to company” for increasing the impact, best practices and sustainability of nonprofits throughout the Southeast. She has raised and given over $60 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. Turman serves on the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Donate Life America and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. For over 17 years, she has mentored women at various stages in their career to help them navigate the soft and hard skills necessary to achieve their goals. Turman is also the author of Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You’re Ready, which is a resource for millennial women to create their own road map for personal and professional fulfillment. Turman is a third generation Floridian who resides in South Tampa with her husband Eric and two sons Matthew and Nicholas. PHOTO CREDIT: RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

www.catalystcs.org

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Mia Jarrell, Executive Managing Director of Office Services at Colliers International, specializes in corporate real estate, portfolio management and workplace strategy. With over 13 years of corporate real estate experience, Mia has been responsible for strategic oversight with multiple national account portfolio’s comprising of 3.1 million square feet across 387 locations in the United States. Mia received her Masters of Corporate Real Estate designation with CoreNet and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Corporate Real Estate program at Georgetown University in DC.

MIA JARRELL COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL Mia.Jarrell@colliers.com

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www.colliers.com/mia.jarrell

4830 West Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL


BUSINESS

MARY BETH COURIER Mary Beth is the principal designer and owner of Courier Design Studio. Courier Design Studio creates timeless interiors that reflect their clients’ individual style and enrich their everyday life. The Studio offers a holistic approach to residential and hospitality design, believing that the spaces in which we live, work and play shape us. From large scale public environments to the sofa in one’s home, good design makes a difference, it inspires, comforts and changes people. With now nearly 10 years in the design industry, she began her career in TV, working in television production, first for MTV in New York, the Turner Network in Atlanta, and NBC at the Athens Olympic Games, she gained a facility for bringing together many elements to tell a story. This interest in storytelling helped form her design aesthetic and is an ongoing source of inspiration. She holds a Masters of Fine Art in Interior Design focusing on Sustainability. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, a LEED AP and a Licensed Interior Designer.

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION CREDIT: BUDDY BREW COFFEE, HYDE PARK

IG: @mb_courier

Courierdesign.co

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Alyssa is an award winning Event Planner/Producer with over a decade of experience who has built a name for herself and her company Eventing Tampa Bay. Since pursing her dream in 2013 to become a business owner, Alyssa has worked with some of the largest companies and nonprofit organizations and has earned several accolades. These include: BizBash Magazine’s Corporate Event Planner of the Year, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Up and Comer honoree, Business Woman of the Year finalist and Best in the Biz Reader’s Choice Top 5 Favorite Event Planner for 5 consecutive years. Alyssa founded a networking organization called the Professional Philanthropy Network (PPN) in 2012. PPN gives back to deserving charitable causes through monthly happy hour networking events, and has raised over $100,000 since its inception. Alyssa is happily married and the mother of two girls who are regular guests at her annual signature event “Mommy & Me High Tea” party, a pre-Mother’s Day affair that has sold out each year.

Alyssa@eventingtampabay.com Website: www.eventingtampabay.com FB | IG: @eventingtampabay PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER LOCATION CREDIT: THE STATION HOUSE

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BUSINESS PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION CREDIT: PALMA CEIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

CARLEE CONE BOWDOIN Carlee has been nothing short of a standout leader in her industry. At just 25, she became the youngest vocational expert witness, testifying in areas of Workers Compensation, PI and Marital law. She’s led a national healthcare team and presented to Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart and Nationwide. She consults for private equity firms and national healthcare companies. Currently acts as the Regional Director of the Southeast for Encompass, an Orthopedic and ASC national workers compensation network. As a third generation Tampa legacy, Carlee has deep roots. Her vast philanthropic efforts include her 6 years on the board of the Krewe of Queen Anne’s Revenge, leadership positions with The Junior League of Tampa and her continued service on the Outback Bowl’s Hospitality Committee. When not time traveling, Carlee enjoys watching her alma mater, Auburn, during football season with her husband Will and children; JeanAnn (4) and Anderson (4 months). Her corporate motto is “When you’re the smartest person at the table, you need to leave the table.”

www.encompasssurgicalnetwork.com cbowdoin@encompasssurgicalnetwork.com IG|Twitter: @CCBowdoin

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PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER

MELISSA J. KNIGHT, ESQUIRE Adventurer. Connector. Creative business and servant leader. Inspiring difference maker. It came as no surprise when Melissa J. Knight, Esquire took on a new challenge in founding Glausier Knight – a full-service real estate and business litigation law firm representing community associations. She is an imaginative individual known for forming new connections and ideas and stepping out of her comfort zone to do so. The same adventurous spirit led her to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, where she developed her unique approach to making a difference on a large scale. Inspired by impact that is hands-on and lasting, Melissa is a motivated changemaker who approaches both business and community service with adaptability, creativity, and infectious enthusiasm. This will no doubt continue during her next big adventure as the 2018-2019 President-Elect and 2019-2020 President of The Junior League of Tampa, where she is expected to “take the League to new places.” 400 North Ashley Drive | Suite 2020 | Tampa, FL 33602 32 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

www.glausierknight.com

FB: @GlausierKnight


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JESSICA KENDALL HORNOF Jessica Kendall Hornof has dedicated the past 17 years as a First Citrus Banker to helping individuals, businesses, and families in Tampa Bay become financially secure and economically successful. As the Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, Jessica leads the Bank’s deposit division and its five branches, and is responsible for managing strategic deposit growth, designing and improving the client experience, leading the branch management team, and guiding associate development. “A commitment to supporting the Tampa Bay community is second nature to a First Citrus banker,” says Jessica. Consistently extending the value of community involvement embedded within First Citrus Bank’s culture, Jessica helps develop potential leaders through her involvement with The Junior League of Tampa Inc. and is proud to serve as a board member and finance committee chair for the JudeoChristian Health Clinic Inc. First Citrus Bank was established in 1999 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida. First Citrus serves businesses and individuals through a range of tailored financial solutions. Member FDIC.

www.firstcitrus.com jkendall@firstcitrus.com 10824 North Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, Florida 33618

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BUSINESS RAYLA BAILEY ON FRIDAYS WE LUNCH

Rayla Bailey is the founder of On Fridays We Lunch™, a women’s luncheon that connects community leaders with young professionals in an intimate lunch setting. When she began helping the attendees at the luncheon to develop new relationships, gain inspiration from storytelling, and feel empowered to make changes in their lives, Rayla knew that she wanted to do that for others as her career.

Rayla is a life, career and executive coach. She specializes in assisting clients with transitioning into selfemployment, maximizing current career paths and developing other life skills. Her goal is for you to visualize what the most fun looks like for you, set big goals, and implement a strategy that will allow you to use your talents to impact the world.

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RaylaBailey.com


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KAYCEE MORIN Paper Elephant Studio was born out of passion, built with patience, and continues to charge forward on a mission to help businesses define their brand through creative solutions. Creative director, Kaycee Morin, is a proud University of Tampa graduate with a Bachelors in Fine Art. Kaycee’s background influences her digital design and provides a solid foundation for unique design. Reflecting on her journey Kaycee admits, “In the past I’ve questioned my approach to business however, as Paper Elephant enters it’s fourth year, one thing I know to be true is that being my authentic self and speaking from my own voice has resulted in a better product for my clients and a better long term relationship with them. My dad always tells me, ‘You’re just a nice person, people like that.’ I aim to be as nice as my dad thinks I am, and maybe it’s naive, but that’s my business plan.”

5813 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611 PaperElephantstudio.com IG: @paperelephant_creative

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BROOKE PALMER KUHL Brooke Palmer Kuhl is the creative mastermind behind r.s.b.p. Events +PR. With the exquisite taste she inherited from her mother, and an entrepreneurial spirit instilled by her father, she has dabbled in event planning since she was a toddler. Brooke has committed the last fifteen years pursuing philanthropic endeavors with all sorts of charitable organizations including the Morean Arts Center, the Florida Aquarium, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Theatre. Brooke has written for Tampa Bay Metro Magazine and TBT*, as well as been featured on Bay News 9, ABC’s the Morning Blend, Great Day Live on 10 News/CBS, and Daytime, Tampa’s NBC Affiliate’s syndicated morning show, as a regular contributor. Brooke handles high profile clients, public relations efforts, and foundation events for professional athletes and celebrities as well as manages various hospitality and lifestyle clients. Her repertoire also includes planning high-end weddings and private events. Her professional accolades and achievements include being named a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2009 and 2010 Young Businesswoman of the Year. In 2017 she was Named 40 under 40 by the Business Observer. Married with 3 pups, she remains active through her volunteer work, golf lessons, and being ‘crafty’-- all while trying to save the world from its event mishaps.

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www.rsbpevents.com

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CASEY BARBIE As a new mom it was frustrating for Casey to not have the ability to text her pediatrician a picture of a rash or a high fever and instantly schedule an appointment without the hassle of a phone call. Casey spoke with other business owners of different industries who also had the same frustration of getting ahold of customers and getting answers. From these frustrations SEND IT BY TEXT was born.

During her initial research into business texting she found out that 97% of phone calls are unanswered yet 99% of text messages are read, mostly within the first minute!

Business texting was just the beginning. Signing documents, reminders and scheduling appointments, collecting payments and so much more could be done by businesses when they SEND IT BY TEXT.

Casey was determined to never give out her personal number for business again and use SEND IT BY TEXT for the fastest form of communication available for her desktop or mobile device.

SendItByText.com info@senditbytext.com Text or call: (813) 285-5937

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BUSINESS CAROLYNN SMITH Carolynn Smith is a sales, marketing and public relations professional with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality, sports, entertainment and franchise industries. She has years of success in gaining national media coverage and brand exposure for her clients. Her clients include; CEOs, business owners, professional athletes, entertainers, authors and professional service industries. A graduate of University of North Florida and Hall of Famer in NCAA Women’s Basketball, Carolynn began her career in front of the camera as a reporter working on-air in TV and radio. Now she uses this experience to get exceptional media coverage for clients.

youth, student athletes and children in foster care. Her current philanthropic efforts include serving on nonprofit boards and speaking to youth and college students nationwide. Seven Marketing + PR is a national strategic marketing, branding, public relations and social media agency. Their clients have been featured on ESPN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, Daytime, The Huffington Post and in magazines and newspapers nationwide.

Carolynn is passionate about mentoring and motivating inner-city

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csmith@sevenmarketingpr.com

IG: @7marketingpr


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THE JOB SCOUTS BRIANNA BEAN Brianna Bean is a female millennial entrepreneur who founded The Job Scouts, a professional recruiting agency based out of Tampa that connects quality professionals with jobs throughout the US. Launched originally as Therapy Scout in 2015, The Job Scouts serves as a resource to help professionals find jobs in the healthcare industry and beyond. Brianna feels fortunate to have found a career where passion and purpose come together in helping people find fulfilling jobs. Brianna has a heart for philanthropy and community service. She is an active board member for Morgan Auto Group’s Charity Polo Classic, and has served on many local committees here in Tampa Bay. She enjoys connecting with young women who strive to be successful in their own right and does so through speaking engagements, mentorships and building relationships. Brianna graduated from USF in 2008 with a Communications degree, and from UF in 2011 with a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship.

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www.thejobscouts.com

www.thetherapyscout.com

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KARRIE MUELLER Karrie Mueller started in web-marketing in Orlando before moving to New York City to pursue a career working with clients like Johnnie Walker, Nintendo and Virgin. While she loved the corporate lifestyle, there was a part of her that wanted to create something of her own. With a little nudge from her future husband, Chris, she moved to Tampa and opened up her own web marketing company, Webhead Interactive. Webhead offers clients top rankings on search engines, increased social media engagement and website design. It was through Webhead that Karrie discovered that the online cookie-cutter industry was comprised of companies with dated business practices and slow buying processes which offered a unique opportunity. With this information, she and Chris created online cookie-cutter store, Cheap Cookie Cutters, one of the leading cookie-cutter manufacturers in the US boasting over 5000 designs. Several years and two children later, a third opportunity presented itself to Karrie in the form a fairytale. After attending several princess-themed parties with hired characters, Karrie, a former-Disney World princess, saw the need for quality children’s entertainment in Tampa. With her background and a passion for all things Disney, she started Parties with Character, an experiential company that offers theme-park quality singing princesses for parties and events. Karrie shares “we start these companies to work for ourselves, so that I can be home with my kids and we can travel anytime as a family. And we are always thinking of the next thing! Chris and I bring out the best in each other and it’s fun to start new companies. We’ve been lucky that most of them have been successful. I live by the quote: ‘A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds’ ~Francis Bacon.”

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SOPHIA STALLWORTH AND SHARICE BARNES DELYX [dom leeks] provides its clientele with luxurious fashion accessories and apparel that are timeless and classic; whether you are tanning on the white sand beaches of sunny St. Barts, or skiing the snowy mountains of St. Moritz. DELYX was founded by Sophia Stallworth and Sharice Barnes, a pair of University of Florida graduates and diehard Gator fans! After successful careers in insurance, medicine and child-rearing they are pursuing their passions for adventure and entrepreneurship. More than a decade of shared travel experiences revealed a glaring need for readily available, multi-functional accessories and apparel. The idea of pairing luxury, high-end fashion with durability and practicality, gave birth to DELYX. DELYX’s paramount materials, and luxurious classic designs are sure to please. The spirit of adventure is woven into every bead and stitch, as each line of seasonal products reflects the founders’ favorite travel destinations. Fall in love with the luxury of DELYX and get ready for a fabulous experience. PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION CREDIT: TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE HOTEL & MARINA

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@delyx_ltd

Info@delyxltd.com


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In 2012, Danielle Evans founded Don Me Now, a women’s contemporary boutique in historic Hyde Park Village where the focus was personally styling clients. Six years later, the boutique relocated to the ever-evolving Channel District & added a sparkling feature to give clients the ultimate shopping experience...a champagne bar. Launched in February 2018, Bubbly Barchique is the country’s first retail/sparkling wine hybrid concept & Tampa’s first champagne bar. Danielle’s husband & co-founder, Graham manages the bar side while her focus remains the retail buying, styling, consulting & event planning. From ladies nights to birthdays, bachelorettes to charities and everything in between, the boutique hosts 3-4 events a week and throws a smashing “Bubbly Hour” daily 4-7:00 pm. The couples’ clientele is invited to slow down, grab a glass and sift the racks with friends. They couldn’t be more thrilled to offer guests a place where they can POP. SIP. SHOP anytime!

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DANIELLE EVANS DON ME NOW | BUBBLY BARCHIQUE www.donmenow.com

www.bubblybarchique.com 1211 East Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL. 33602

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MARCY BUDWICK

Marcy Budwick is the founder of Kaiya Designs, an apparel company based out of Tampa, Florida. Every single item is designed, cut, sewn and shipped out of their studio right here in Tampa Bay. The main philosophy of the brand is giving back to the community through ethical fashion. Marcy believes highly in the value of quality over quantity, growing the local economy and empowering women - both through her clothing and the fun, uplifting content regularly shared on her 4,000+ women-only private Facebook group. Kaiya Designs began with a simple desire to help busy moms -- like Marcy herself -- get their fashion groove back through vibrant, stylish, easy-to-care-for clothes that are, most importantly, comfortable. These grab-and-go pieces encourage women to move beyond yoga pants or leggings as their “go-to� outfits, helping them feel beautiful, empowered and ready to tackle their day! Kaiya Designs eliminates the stress of styling and replaces it with confidence and effortlessly chic style.

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Penelope T owners Manne White and Nickie Smith met in college and quickly became friends over their shared love of fashion and travel. While living in New York, they dreamt of combining their interests and backgrounds to start a business together. Returning home to Florida opened up the door to make that vision a reality. They created Penelope T, a space where women could feel good about experimenting with different looks and finding their own personal style. Penelope T is a luxury women’s clothing and accessories boutique with two locations in Florida. Manne and Nickie have curated a selection of merchandise from both big and small contemporary designers who inspire them. Penelope T brings in high quality, creative merchandise with great design to customers and gives them pieces they never knew they needed but can’t live without.

penelopetboutique.com

3310 W Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629

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SAVENAH CAMPBELL Created in 2015 in the heart of her home, “Every kid deserves to look good” is a motto Savenah Campbell, owner and designer of children’s clothing line SavvyJack Wear, lives by when she creates the clothing for her brand. Savenah wanted to break the mold of the big box clothing wear, and create pieces that would stand out. From leggings to fashionable rompers, Savenah ensures that each piece created will spark conversation as soon as you walk out the door. Savenah uses the highest quality of knit fabrics and hand picks all prints for the clothing line. Savenah is also the sole sewer for the brand and continues to run operations and shipping from her home in Riverview, FL. When she is not creating or sewing, Savenah works as a manager for a prime luxury women’s lifestyle brand in Tampa. Prior to that, she worked as an operations associate for a prominent clothing brand for 5-years. You can find SavvyJack Wear online or exclusively at Armature Works in Tampa.

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PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

LOCATION CREDIT: BOHO HUNTER, TAMPA

CHRISTINA SANTELLI Christina is the owner and founder of Style Me New, a wardrobe styling and image consulting company. As a trained professional ballet dancer with the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballets with a law degree from Loyola College of Law, she originally moved to New York City—the epicenter of the fashion world in the US—to work in the finance industry. It was only after having her son that Christina decided to listen to her calling that was fostered in New York. Christina started

www.style-me-new.com

her own venture in fashion specifically, wardrobe styling and personal shopping. At that time, Christina relocated to San Francisco, a city ripe for new start-ups. Year after year the business made strides and Christina brought on additional stylists to assist with her growing client base.

Today, Christina lives on Harbour Island and Style Me New has a presence in San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans and Tampa. Christina is passionate about researching the latest trends, brands/designers, seasonal prints, colors and cuts. And, most importantly translating her passion into a great service experience for her clients.

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Sara Katherine Ennis is a Tampa native with a love for colorful prints and the resort lifestyle. After working at The Pink Palm, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store for three years while in graduate school, an amazing opportunity came available for her to follow a dream. In 2016, the 25 year old became the owner of the Pink Palm. The store is so special to her because she loves seeing the happiness each customer has when walking out the door with a new outfit. Just as Sara Katherine’s mother and grandmother shared their love for Lilly Pulitzer with her, she hopes to spread that love to the next generation. Her favorite shoppers are those choosing “Mommy and Me” outfits which now includes outfits for sons and dads too! As the Lilly Pulitzer brand celebrates its 60th year this year, Sara Katherine is excited about the opportunity to share the brightly colored prints and relevant styles with both old and new customers.

SARA KATHERINE ENNIS THE PINK PALM 1532 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629

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IG/FB: @pinkpalmtampa

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Angie Q’s Sweets was established in 2015. Owner and founder, Angie Quintas’ love for baking started when she was a little girl. She recalls her earliest and fondest childhood memories sitting on the kitchen counter and helping her grandmother bake cookies. Every celebration and gathering was an opportunity to try and bake something new. Angie’s passion for baking remained even years later that --after following a career in the medical industry --she returned to the kitchen. She found a niche for decorated cookies, and taught herself the ins-and-outs of royal icing decorating. With the encouragement and support of her loved ones, what started as a hobby of making cookie gifts for family and friends, turned into a full blown cookie career and the birth of Angie Q’s Sweets. Angie Q’s cookies are made to order so they are always fresh and personalized to help celebrate the special events, milestones and memories in the lives of her treasured customers.

PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER LOCATION: ARMATURE WORKS

ANGIE QUINTAS ANGIE Q’S SWEETS www.angieqs.com

Instagram: @angieqs_sweets |

Facebook: @angieques

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Self-taught with an eye for design, Taryn Bruck never thought she would be so involved in the overall transformation of the historic Armature Works building. Growing up, she competitively showed horses which she credits the innate desire to be fully immersed in a challenge, giving the project her best efforts and enjoying the progress every step of the way. Taryn’s role as Owner, Operator and Designer has evolved over time in which she currently manages and is involved in all aspects of the building. She is also the Owner and Manager of A.W. Mercantile, the only retail vendor within Heights Public Market. The boutique shop showcases unique and elegant local makers and brands with purpose. Taryn, a University of South Florida graduate, has a sales and marketing background. She lives with her husband and two young children in Tampa.

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info@armatureworks.com IG: @armatureworks_tampa

FB: @ArmatureWorks


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JULIE CURRY Bake’n Babes started with a vision – to bring high quality crafting craveworthy cold-brew coffees, we are working desserts to their customers while never sacrificing flavor. with some of the best local talent to introduce a collection of Since opening, Julie Curry has expanded the menu to include coffee drinks inspired by our handspun ice creams. interpretations of her favorite desserts from around the world with a nod to her Tampa heritage. Bake’n Babes is proud When not building fun flavors or enjoying some quality time to offer items fit for all palettes from the signature Liège waffles with imported Belgian pearl sugar, to the fan-favorite with her family, Julie loves to help other entrepreneurs build their brands and develop a social media presence. Sleazy Brownie featuring all vegan ingredients. Currently

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www.bakenbabes.com

IG | FB | Twitter: @bakenbabes


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JEN BINGHAM Jen Bingham is passionate about making wine approachable and introducing Tampa to delicious and well-priced bottles that you can drink every day. As owner of Cru Cellars and a Certified Sommelier, Jen has been championing small-production wines at her wine bar/restaurant and shop on MacDill since 2010 and has recently led the expansion of Cru to the beautiful Armature Works building. Focused on wine education and thoughtful interaction, the Cru Crew loves talking wine – from the iconic Pinots & Cabs to a new wave of organic & natural wines, they take pride in representing all the delicious facets of the wine industry. Cru is known as a place to foster an interest and career in wine for its customers and staff. Cru U (University) classes run multiple times annually, and the weekly & monthly tastings at both locations are fun, educational and always showcase wines that overdeliver! Jen recently started At the Wine Bar Podcast to connect the stories of local restaurants to wine & food lovers in Tampa!

Crucellarstampa.com IG| FB| Twitter: @crucellars PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY Jen@crucellarstampa.com 813-831-1117

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ELISE GARCIA Elise Garcia creates exquisite masterpieces with flavors that sing to you. Elise is the epitome of sophistication and class; the CoCo Chanel of the modern day cake world. Elise’s Pieces was born in 2010, when Elise married her two favorite things: fashion and food. Today, Elise’s Pieces is synonymous with exquisite pastries, special occasion cakes, and wedding cakes that are “too pretty to eat, but too good not to.” Elise is a certified chef and selftaught cake artist. Regardless of the medium, Elise captures her audience with compelling and unique fashion-forward cakes and confections. Her cakes exemplify the artist’s repertoire of decorative techniques including meticulous hand beading, hand painted piping and scroll work, handcrafted edible broaches and bows, and embroidery. Elise’s work of art begins with a hand-sketched design. After thorough research and a decadent cake tasting, Elise applies the principles of color coordination as well as artistry to create chic cakes that taste a little like a slice of home.

designercakeart.com elise@designercakeart.com Instagram: @Elisespieces22 PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER

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After graduating from the University of Florida, Stephanie began a career in the hospitality industry which turned into a marketing career in country music. As a way to bring acts together, Stephanie would prepare empanadas for shows. One day, a friend called out “Hey Empamama” and the next day she secured the social accounts for the brand knowing that one day she would make something of the Empamamas’ brand. In August 2015, she quit her job and moved back home to Tampa where she began to put a plan together for Empamamas. What started as a Food Truck dedicated to ‘Not So Basic, American Made Empanadas’ quickly grew into a permanent location at the newly desired, Armature Works Food Hall. Empamamas prides itself on their signature, award winning empanada, the Tampa Girl which has won over 5 awards in the past year alone. Stephanie looks forward to continuing to grow her brand and expand on a National level in retail as well as in distribution.

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STEPHANIE SWANZ EMPAMAMAS 813-404-1313

@empamamas

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TRACY POVOLNY FRESCO FOODS, INC. Tracy’s interest in nutrition and healthy living was instilled by her parents, who taught her the importance of eating right and staying active. Her passion for health and wellness, combined with her experience in business management and marketing, served as the perfect recipe to develop a new food concept. Fresco Foods Inc. was founded by Tracy and her husband, Rob. They created Eat Fresco to re-invent packaged food products, focusing on fresh food and local production. Tracy is committed to the Eat Fresco brand promise to elevate the standard for prepared foods. All natural,

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clean ingredients are sourced exclusively to produce food consumers can feel good about eating, without sacrificing their time or energy. As the company grows, its food donations increase, impacting the fight against hunger. Partnerships with major retailers such as Publix Super Markets are underway; hopefully bringing Eat Fresco throughout Florida and eventually, nation-wide.

Tracy@eatfrescofoods.com

@eatfrescofoods


FOOD & BEVERAGE JACQUELINE LUHRS With a passion to help others improve their health & wellness, Jacqueline began her business originally under the name Life Simplified. Simplifying health and wellness and providing others with the knowledge and power needed to live life to the fullest was and still is her goal. LS was originally started in Los Angeles where she worked with clients one on one as a health coach and freelance healthy chef. Jacqueline continued growing her business in Tampa as LS Organics (LS = Life Simplified!) and opened her first store-front in 2018 to offer organic meals, nutritionallydesigned smoothies & tonics and clean beauty products. She has a passion for seeing people evolve as they learn to take care of themselves from the inside-out. She credits this passion and the wonderful health conscious community of Tampa for LS Organics’ success to date. Jacqueline earned a degree from the University of Nebraska. She has danced professionally in Los Angeles and New York and loves to teach it. She lives in Tampa with her husband, a sports dietician.

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lsorganicstampa.com

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ELLIE HIRSCH Parent U Up www.parentuup.com

LISA SMITH Miracoal www.miracoal.com

TRACY ALVES Sunny Chic Home Blog www.SunnyChicHome.com 

MEGHAN SKELLY AR Workshop Tampa www.arworkshop.com/tampa/

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HEATHER OLEJNIK Flourish www.flourishtampa.com

LUNA MOON Beauty by Luna Moon www.beautybylunamoon.com

VIVIAN DODSON On The Go Gourmet onthegogourmet.net

Tess Partridge iStroll www.istroll.co

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DEBORAH F. BOLAND, D.O.

In 2016, Dr. Deborah F. Boland, D.O. realized how difficult it can be for caretakers to bring patients to a doctor’s office, especially when the patient suffers from many different neurologic conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, tremors, headaches or many other neurologic disorders. With her passion for high quality patient care, and an entrepreneurial spirit she witnessed in her family over three generations, she founded Be Mobile Neurology, a direct pay care neurology practice in which the doctor comes to the patients in their places of residence. She enjoys establishing long-term relationships with her patients and educating them on ways to live a fuller life in the setting of neurodegenerative diseases.

Before medical school, Dr. Boland practiced as a physical therapist for ten years. She then graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed an internship and Neurology residency at University of Illinois, and a fellowship in Movement Disorders at Duke University.

She has traveled all over Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and is pleased to make her home in Tampa Bay with all it has to offer.

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813-981-4403 www.bemobileneurology.com IG: @bemobileneurology


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BELLA PRANA YOGA AND MEDITATION RONI ELISSABETH HARRIS

of another business led by founder Roni Sloman Harris evolved into the perfect partnership with Tina Tidwell Bedore in 2016.

TINA TIDWELL BEDORE Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation was started almost a decade ago when yoga was still relatively new to Tampa. What began as a six-person space in the back

A hybrid of past major studios in Tampa, Bella Prana gathers the best teachers to host over 90 classes a week. Bella Prana strives to be the heartbeat of our community where people of all beliefs,

abilities, sizes, and ages can come to evolve and grow. With meditation classes, teacher trainings and regular workshops on a myriad of topics they believe that we can use these life skills to be happier, healthier, and more connected to each other. They hug (a lot). They listen, They breathe. They move. They do everything in their power to create and be Bella Prana which translates to “Beautiful Energy�.

PHOTO CREDIT: RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

www.bellaprana.com

info@bellaprana.com

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SHARON KRIEGER, M.S., A.R.N.P. Building New Horizons was established in 2001 to help patients build new horizons and be self-sufficient—whether that be through one encounter or one hundred. Creator Sharon Krieger’s philosophy is nature-oriented and she allows this to be her guiding principle while she practices. While she does prescribe Psychiatric Medications, she also offers a host of alternative therapies in the course of treatment. The team of Building New Horizons offers Brainmapping for Precise Medication Prediction, Heartmath (Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback), Neurofeedback (Brain Wave Training), Psychiatric Medication Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Psych-K (a thought form that helps tap into the subconscious and make changes quickly and permanently). They strive to offer the latest evidence-based therapies and technologies. The processes that Sharon implements are intended to build self-esteem, selfconfidence, self-reliance and personal empowerment…the very results that she wants for all of her patients.

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3824 Henderson Blvd, Suite 401, Tampa, FL 33629 PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY www.sharonkrieger.com sk@buildingnewhorizons.com


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With their passion for healthy lifestyles and creative outlets, Jen and Jamie combined their playful nature and talents to create CAMP Tampa - a boutique Cycle, Yoga and Circuit studio. Jen’s experience as a sous chef and robust background in the hospitality industry with Jamie’s ten years in experiential advertising and brand development, these two have built and fostered a new culture of group fitness and yoga in Tampa. This is only the beginning for the dynamic duo as they push each other to create and innovate every day. With their eyes on 30 different class styles, spanning over 160 classes per week, childcare, a 1-acre campus, and 60 employees, these mother hens are never bored. Creating CAMP has been the most challenging and fulfilling adventure for them both. A place where they, and all their CAMPers, may truly be happy and free.

PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER

JEN AZZARELLI AND JAMIE LANZA CAMP 3012 W Palmira Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

www.camptampa.com

@camptampa

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PHOTO CREDIT:KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY // LOCATION CREDIT: THE DESSERT SPOT AT TOFFEE TO GO

BARBARA BOURLAND, MD AND LISA HENKE, NBC-HWC It was 1999. Lisa Henke, nationally-recognized medical sales rep, was running full throttle through life when Dr. Barbara Bourland, founder/medical director of Clearwater’s Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center, called her with the biopsy report. Breast cancer. Over the years, doctor and patient became best friends, and now passionately serve those who desire optimized health, as trusted advisors and coaches for lasting change. Are you overwhelmed or confused by the abundant and sometimes conflicting information on health? Integrative

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Wellness Solutions International (IWSI) offers online and private education that brings clarity to your investigations. If you have experienced frustration while attempting to implement a major lifestyle change, you will value the impact of Take a Step Coaching. Lastly, IWSI vets cutting-edge technologies for you, seeking those proven to target the root cause of disease, aging poorly, and losing your zest for life. Extraordinary health is a choice. Why settle for less?

barbarabourland@gmail.com

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Entrepreneur and health guru Kerri-Lyn Francis moved to Tampa in 2011 and founded KLynergy Massage & Wellness, an innovative health consortium that combines Eastern and Western medicine to provide Tampa’s “movers and shakers” with an array of sport and clinical therapies that educate, inspire, and reinvigorate the mind, body, and soul. “Intervention is our vehicle for prevention.” Since the successful launch and expansion of KLynergy, she has made it a priority to give to charitable causes and donate her time to mentoring young professionals. With conviction in her heart Kerri-Lyn strives to make a difference through serving others. Having recently partnered with a new spa designed with the traveler in mind at the Tampa International Airport, this health diva launched Terminal Getaway Spa in early 2018. In 2019 Kerri-Lyn will pursue opening a new massage school with a mentorship component that will train the next generation of health and wellness entrepreneurs.

PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

KERRI-LYN FRANCIS KLYNERGY MASSAGE & WELLNESS www.KLynergyWellness.com

IG: @KLynergy

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DR. LINDA FLYNN, MD DANA HESS, PA-C MEGAN THOMAS, PA-C SOUTH TAMPA DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Linda Flynn, M.D. is a boardcertified dermatologist who performed her internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic. When she founded South Tampa Dermatology in 2004, Dr. Flynn envisioned a boutique dermatology practice focused on comprehensive medical and cosmetic skin care.

Physician Assistants Dana Hess, PA-C and Megan Thomas, PA-C are thoroughly trained and have access to the latest products and equipment allowing them to treat all skin types. Patients of South Tampa Dermatology benefit from a comprehensive, conservative approach giving them a healthy, refreshed, natural look.

Dana explains: “We don’t do extreme cosmetic procedures; our team understands that a subtle, restrained technique achieves spectacular results for the patient.”

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A natural born leader, Lauren Chamberlain grew up with a passion for health and fitness. Lauren’s love for living a healthy lifestyle combined with her innate entrepreneurial skills are what led her to open and co-own Pure Barre Tampa & St. Petersburg. Out of 500 studios, they consistently are amongst the top Pure Barre studios in the country in customer retention and retail sales. Both studios have also won Creative Loafings “Best of the Bay” awards. In addition, Lauren started her own business with Pruvit. A worldwide leader in ketone technology, Lauren educates the community on the benefits of drinking Keto OS/ Max. The ability to change peoples lives when it comes to their health and wellness has been a dream come true. Cultivating success within her Pure Barre and Pruvit teams has allowed her leadership abilities to shine, as she helps team members and clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Lauren is a proud mother of two. She is on the board for “A Women’s Journey” through All Children’s Hospital and is a Lululemon Ambassador.

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setthebarre.pruvitnow.com

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LAUREN COMPANIONI, SOUTH TAMPA KIDS DENTAL KREWE A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Lauren earned a full gymnastics scholarship to Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Finally, she earned her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from Baylor. Recognizing that much of a child’s anxiety at the dentist is fear of the unknown, Dr. Lauren practices with compassion and communication in order to establish a trusting and fun patient-doctor relationship while providing quality clinical and emotional care. She has been voted #1 Pediatric dentist by her peers 3 years in a row! When she’s not fighting cavities, Dr. Lauren loves to spend time with her husband, daughter and family fishing, exercising, watching college football and anything outdoors. She’s also been known to spontaneously do flips down office hallways – so be on the lookout!

813 835- KIDS (5437) www.SouthTampaKids.com 3514 W Bay to Bay Blvd Suite B Tampa, FL 33629

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The Woman’s Group was founded by Dr. Madelyn Butler in 1998. Her vision was to create a practice dedicated to high-quality obstetrical and gynecological care and education for women of all ages. She envisioned a practice where women would care for women with compassion. Today, those guiding principles form the core culture of this organization that now employs over 100 women, including 25 top notch physicians and nurse practitioners, spans across four office locations and serves three Tampa Area hospitals. The practice has also expanded its products and services to address the broader health and wellness needs of all women. To the gynecological services, in-office minimally invasive surgery, urodynamic studies, osteoporosis screening, pelvic floor rehabilitation and vaginal rejuvenation have been added. A medically supervised weight loss program, nutritional products, aesthetic treatments and skin care products are also offered. For obstetric patients, a unique approach to 4D ultrasonography has been developed to allow for photos and movies of a baby inutero.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Dara aka ‘Super Girl’ is excited to help you elevate your Heath and Happiness. Her obsession with bringing joy to others began when she was a little girl seeing the audience smile as she performed ballet. She spent over 15 years as a dancer, actress and stunt woman performing in Live shows at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Dara went on to appear in television and Hollywood feature films including CSI, Spider-Man 2, Monster-In-Law and Dukes of Hazard. DARA FISCHETTI PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Dara took all her experience, passion and spirit and created Super Girl Fitness, where she now helps men and women all over the world transform into their very own ‘Superheroes’ through Holistic Health Education, Online Energy Balancing & Individualized Coaching.

Dara@Supergirlfit.com

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Ashlee keeps her native Tampa as home base and loves to adventure wherever her camera will take her. She graduated from UCF in 2008 with a BFA in Photography but it wasn’t until 2012 that she started her wedding and portrait photography business after living abroad. She has visited 12 countries and lived in Australia for 8 months! Her photography style is sophisticated, editorial, vibrant, sharp, and fun! She strives to always be in the moment. She toes the line between preparation and spontaneity, between timeless and modern, between soft and over the top and believes contrast is what makes life interesting. She is passionate about visually communicating your adventure, your love story, what and who you love most. She is proud to have photographed hundreds of couples and loves to work with local businesses as well as national brands.

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Emma Yepsen Pardo is a full-time residential real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group in Tampa. Her relatable, consultative approach and passion to fulfill the needs of her clients drives her to be focused and effective in her mission to serve her clients and community. For Emma, there is no better feeling than connecting people with a home that will be the space they start and end their days, feel protected, grow their family and build memories. Emma is a Top Closed Agent of BHHS Florida Properties Group South Tampa and a part of the BHHS Honor Society representing top 14% of agents nationwide. Emma believes whole-heartedly in the importance of giving back to support the community we live in. This year she was nominated as candidate for Woman of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, on the board for onBikes and a member of Leadership Tampa Bay. Emma lives with her husband and furbaby in South Tampa.

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HOME & LIFE CAT F. BLUE SALVAGE Cat is the wondering creative of Blue Salvage, a specialty handcurated home goods brand. Blue Salvage was developed while Cat was studying at SCAD for her MA in Design Management. When gearing up for her final project, she realized the need for unique responsibly sourced global home goods at affordable costs. Cat understood by curating these textiles directly from the source that she would be able to facilitate affordable designs for her clientele, and share more profit with her global artisans. ‘Design with a purpose’ became the platform from which she partnered with small-production shops in each country to work with select artisans and collectors. She chose to not only purchase, but also empower her partners to sustain their traditions while supporting their families. Working with small shop owners in Morocco, family-owned factories in India and a new generation of vintage rug collectors in Turkey, Cat’s travels have been more than a labor of love. “The relationships with my clients and artisans transcend transactions. We have become partners, friends and family throughout our adventures together.”

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CASS CONTEMPORARY CASSIE GREATENS Cassie Greatens is passionate about bringing art to the Tampa Bay area. Through her extensive international travels and exposure to art and culture, she was inspired to create a meaningful art community back home. Alongside her business partner and husband, Jake Greatens, Cassie opened CASS Contemporary, an art gallery focusing on modern, collectible pieces from around the world. In addition to hosting exhibitions throughout the year, the gallery provides art-consulting services to individual art collectors and businesses, alike. CASS is at the forefront of the growing art community in Tampa and is credited with multiple largescale murals throughout the city. With new projects in the works and an enthusiastic community, CASS Contemporary has successfully put Tampa on the map as a major art destination. Cassie is a busy mother of four children and an active community volunteer. She also holds a BA in International Studies and a MA in Education from the University of Tampa.

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Known for her uniquely creative concepts and flawless attention to detail, Zoë Gallina, AAF, sets the standard for experiential custom designs serving as the Vice President and Creative Director of Botanica International Design & Décor Studio and Style House Rentals. At the tender age of eight, Zoë won a design competition hosted by the American Floral Society. This proud and defining moment foreshadowed her leading role in continuing the legacy her father built. Zoë has been professionally trained by the Association BotanicaFlorist.com 76 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants and is certified by the American Academy of Floriculture. She is at the helm of Tampa Bay’s leading event industry and contributes her design services to large charitable organizations and social events. Zoë’s skills have taken her across the country and even Canada for event design production where her clients fall in love with her kind demeanor, cutting-edge creativity, and passion for all things beautiful.

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DEVAN WEISSER Devan Weisser is a top multimillion dollar-producing real estate agent with Century 21. She has steadfastly dedicated the last six years to earning her reputation as a tenacious, professional and committed agent. In 2017, Devan was named the No. 1 producing Century 21 agent in Tampa and has earned the prestigious Centurion award since 2013. In 2018, Devan was personally selected to represent Century 21 on a live ESPN SportsCenter commercial with longtime host Kenny Mayne. Beyond all of her quantifiable achievements, Devan has earned the trust – and often the friendship – of her clients. She recognizes that the process of buying a home is more than transactional; it’s emotional. Her natural tendency to pour herself personally into every partnership, throughout each step of the homebuying process, is the very foundation of her success. Devan is married to husband Jack and is the proud mother to three boys, Blake and twins, Collin and Chase. Devan and her family live South Tampa.

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321.591.9308

DevanWeisser@C21BE.com

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KRISTA JACOBSON

Nestled in Hyde Park, Krista Jacobson, Owner/ Creator of Hippie’s Homemade Candles can be found busy at work. Originally from Atlanta, GA, this southern girl has found her place in this beautiful city she now calls home.

The name ‘Hippie’ is a long-standing nickname given to her as a child from her brother James, and she has named her company in honor of his memory after passing away in 2008. She describes him as a beautiful soul. As his most notable saying goes ‘It’s all about the love,” Krista’s candles embody this, creating each one with love and a piece of herself.

Each Hippie’s Homemade Candle is named after things or moments from Krista’s personal experience. “Ellie” is named for her daughter, “Southern Girl” is one that best reflects her personality. They each tell a story of something that she wants to share with everyone. Every candle is crafted with 100% soy wax and made with clean burning high quality oils.

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LAP OF LOVE

passionate doctors and a full time interdisciplinary support staff dedicated to making the end of life experience for pets, and the people that love them, as dignified and peaceful as possible.

DANI MCVETY, DVM Dr. Dani McVety found a light early in her career, sparking an idea that has become one of the most unique and fastest growing businesses in the veterinary space. Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a service that has visited the homes of over 75,000 families, is now a nationwide network of over 100

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Dr. McVety is Founder and CEO of Lap of Love and co-host of PetCareTV. She frequently writes and speaks for professional and lay audiences around the country and internationally, empowering both parties to seek the highest standards of care and communication.

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KELLY KRISTINE COLES Kelly Kristine Coles founded Kelly Kristine Photography to share her passion for newborn, maternity and family photography. What started out as a casual hobby of taking pictures of her young children, has quickly evolved into a highly successful photography business. With an extensive and well-established clientele base, Kelly has recently expanded her photography enterprise by adding a mentoring & photography workshop program so that she can share her knowledge and experience with other aspiring photographers. These new photography services are now available for both individuals as well as group programs. While once following trends and designs, Kelly is now setting new trends with her original style and innovative design concepts. What will never change for Kelly is her style and passion for her craft. This is what separates her from other photographers. With her success as a businesswoman and her continued passion for newborn, maternity and family photography, Kelly is imparting an inspirational influence on Tampa Bay’s photography community.

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LUCY WHITE LULU STUDIO Lucy White is an artist living and working in Tampa Bay. She works primarily in paint, exploring color, texture, depth and movement through her expressionistic and botanical pieces. Influenced by her Southern roots and her art enthusiast grandmother, Lucy has pursued art throughout her life, minoring in fine art at Birmingham-Southern College. She paints out of her studio near downtown and the University of Tampa. Her work is displayed in private collections nationally, from Washington DC to California. With a majority of her painting experience falling within traditional watercolor and acrylic paints, Lucy relishes the opportunity to explore oil, pastes, glazes, varnishes and resin in her pieces. Each layer gets thoughtful consideration as to what it may evoke, and through those layers, the piece evolves. Large-scale canvases and a wide variety of mediums are her happy place. Lucy, her husband and their three young children enjoy travel and adventure, and -of course- creating wonderful art together. Lucy’s work is available at Lulu Studio or by commission. Her studio is also available to rent for events.

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906 N Rome Ave, Tampa 33607

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TERESA O. PRESCOTT PRESCOTT LEGAL Mrs. Teresa O. Prescott founded Prescott Legal in 2017 with the goal to introduce a new approach to the practice of Law. Prescott refused to be cut from the same mold that inhibits work-life balance and promotes adversity for women in the legal profession who desire to pursue the 813.530.8990 82 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

fruits of life while continuing their career. Instead, Prescott took an atypical approach to build a practice that would not only capture the essence of today’s modern family, but would also celebrate those who wish to commit their lives to service – which she calls a “PurposeDriven System.” Through this conviction, Prescott boldly implemented a wholly electronic practice that allows her family-driven staff the

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flexibility of tending to their loved ones without sacrificing productivity. By doing so, Prescott built a platform that reintroduces humanity and healing that has been long absent from the legal field. Prescott practices law at Prescott Legal, specializing in high-conflict family law cases, while also serving as an adjunct at her alma matter, Stetson University College of Law.

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MEG DREYFUS

Home is where the Air Force takes her, and serving the community is just as important to her as serving her country. Meg specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. She is wildly obsessed with all things wedding; the details, the joy, the hustle and bustle of a timeline, etc. She also swoons over adventurous elopements and unique stories. It is her desire to photograph the real moments. An equal obsession of hers is to document connection. Motherhood sessions are her favorite, because moms don’t get in front of the camera as often as they deserve.

Meg’s biggest goal in life is to be a great Mama, and her biggest goal in her business is to connect with others, and to make them feel just as beautiful as they truly are. Meg has the ability to make you feel like family, so don’t be surprised if you spend your entire session with her laughing and catching up. She looks forward to serving the Tampa Bay Area for years to come!

www.megdreyfus.com IG | FB: @megdreyfus hello@megdreyfus

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AUTUMN ETHEREDGE As a Tampa native, she may be a little biased in her belief that Tampa is the greatest City to live in, but her love for her home town is part of what makes selling homes here such a pleasure.

Real estate has been an interest and passion of Autumn’s for as long as she can remember. From a little girl decorating Barbie’s dream house and flipping through Real Estate magazines at restaurants, she has transformed those childhood fantasies into a successful and rewarding career where she now turns clients dreams into a reality. She truly believes you get back what you put out into the world so she gives back whenever she can. After becoming a mom to her daughter in 2016, her passion to make Tampa a greater place for children and for empowering Women intensified. You will find her regularly volunteering in various community projects as an active member of The Junior League of Tampa and currently serves as Chair for Food4Kids which partners with Feeding Tampa Bay to serve over 1200 bags of nutritious food monthly to local disadvantaged children. She felt truly at home in her business when she found her work family and local Brokerage, Smith & Associates Real Estate, that aligns not only with her passions for the industry but with a philanthropic heart has donated over 1.6 million to local charities and organizations in the last 6 years.

“Real Estate is never just about a house. Whether simple or luxurious, it is an expression of who you are as an individual, as a couple, or as a family. I take tremendous pride in being part of such a monumental decision and my goal is to make the transition as seamless as possible while respecting your goals, hopes and dreams.”

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SHANA MITCHELL Shana Mitchell, a Tampa native, is a top portrait and wedding photographer, serving all of Florida. She is the reigning Ms. Florida, placing top three at the national Ms. United States. She strives to serve as a role model to her children and for single parents to live courageously in pursuit of their dreams. With a warm, vivacious energy, she never meets a stranger and makes an instant connection with people. She is an active public speaker and volunteer, dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. She is passionate about working with children and connecting underserved families with legal aid and life saving resources. PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

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RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY Bold colors, colorful expressions and genuine relationships. Rana, of Roohi Photography, prides herself in making what she loves her passion and career. After 10 years as a photographer, a day doesn’t go by she isn’t grateful for the role she plays in her clients’ lives. Rana loves working out of her gorgeous studio in the downtown Brandenton area. It’s here that she meets her clients and shares with them their memories that will last forever. Rana loves custom artwork and providing a special, one-of-a kind service in the area. From consultations to professional hair and makeup to hanging of clients’ artwork, Rana takes a personal approach from the beginning. Rana specializes in high school senior and lifestyle photography while also taking on a handful of special weddings a year. Tierney’s life is filled with love from her two adorable & hyper sons and loving husband. She is a mom, a wife and a boss.

IG: @roohiphoto | FB: @roohiphotography Snapchat: roohiphoto Twitter: @roohiphoto www.roohiphotography.com

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TAYLOR REED Taylor Reed is a self-taught multiinstrumentalist, singer/songwriter and recording artist. Her influences range from Russian opera pop, to classic and modern R&B, to J.S. Bach. She tours regionally and nationally, using her natural creativity and spontaneity by building an elegantly layered and engagingly soulful sound through a looping pedal in her live performances. Masterfully weaving violin melodies through groove-infused pop and R&B numbers, her music elevates any space. Taylor’s original work seeks to connect on a human level, finding common ground in shared experiences and exposing beauty and hope through new perspectives. She recently released her debut, full-length album “Let Me Be Honest” which specifically focuses on authenticity, empathy, mental health, and boldly embracing the inner strength that comes from going through difficult times. It was recorded at CogentRec Studios in Brooksville, FL. Taylor currently resides in Tampa with her husband Joe and their dogs MooCow and Dragon.

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KRISTIN BERRY

Texas born and midwest raised, Kristin is the owner and well-known ginger behind her business baby, The Dashing Ginger. After graduating high school from her quaint Indiana town, Kristin spent two years deciding what made her happy and realized art, specifically photography, gave her that happiness and creative freedom. After a move to sunny Tampa, she attended USF majoring in Studio Art and Photography, crafted her skill, and met some amazing people that helped blossom her business into what is is today. Totaling 8 years in the industry, Kristin celebrated the 2nd anniversary of The Dashing Ginger in January 2018. Her mission is to be a resource for all small business creatives and to provide top-notch services, all while being known for her professionalism, integrity, and originality in representing other creatives’ brands. She has proudly spent years meeting the Tampa Bay community and providing creative services to small businesses. Kristin is a self-proclaimed cat lady, Beyonce fan-girl, denim jacket advocate, and Grammy Award winning shower singer.

www.thedashingginger.com Kristin@thedashingginger.com IG: @Thedashingginger

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REBECCA PFEIFFER Rebecca Pfeiffer is the content creator and owner of her blog and lifestyle platform LUVBEC.COM. As an avid LUV’er of all things fashion, home and style-related, Rebecca started by sharing her fashion and decorating tips on social media, eventually growing into a full lifestyle brand. She believes bloggers/influencers should use their platforms to not only inspire people through art and creativity, but also to demonstrate the importance of kindness over comparison.

Rebecca is a registered Influencer with RewardStyle and has been recognized by major brands like Walmart, Disney on Ice, Motherhood Maternity and more. She has been featured on local news channels for her decorating advice and community service efforts for children in need.

Happily married with 3 children, she enjoys running, hanging out with family and traveling! Excited to see what the future has in store for her brand, Rebecca is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of a Tribe of women who support other women.

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ASHLEY GURBAL KRITZER As the senior reporter at the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Ashley Gurbal Kritzer tells Tampa Bay’s story every day. From massive projects like Water Street Tampa to the revitalization of historic storefronts in Tampa Heights, Ashley takes readers inside the region’s biggest deals and introduces them to the people and personalities that are shaping Tampa Bay’s future. Her coverage of Water Street has been recognized nationally. A native of western Pennsylvania, Ashley has been reporting since she was 18, covering everything from dairy farming to the ghost towns of the Great Recession. Her first article was “A Day in the Life of a Residence Hall Custodian,” written for her college newspaper at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ashley lives in downtown Tampa with her husband and two dogs, and she’s always on the hunt for her next great story. PHOTO CREDIT: SHANA MITCHELL, SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY MAKEUP BY JOSEPHINE APONT – HUSH STUDIOS SALON

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As the creative and editorial director of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, Laura has been able to combine her two passions... motherhood and journalism. She and her husband purchased the established brand two years ago and have completely redesigned the magazine and its website to share even more local stories and fun events with families in Tampa Bay. She would never claim to be a parenting expert which is why she loves sharing expertise from the EXPERTS whether it’s a doctor, educator, party planner, etc.

She and her husband also own TampaBayDateNightGuide.com, a website dedicated to connecting couples with fun things to do in Tampa Bay! Before parenthood, Laura was an award-winning television reporter who spent her career working at TV stations across the state of Florida. She hasn’t completely stepped away from the business and continues to freelance in the Tampa Bay market. The mother of two serves with several local organizations including The Junior League of Tampa. One of her favorite ways to give back is volunteering with her sons’ schools.

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TampaBayDateNightGuide.com

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ADRIANA PAPPAS Italian-American 36yr old entrepreneur / travel blogger, Adriana Pappas, spent most of her life surrounded by restaurants and in the hospitality industry. Owning multiple restaurants in the Bay Area and managing her blog, The Traveling Cheetah, full-time has allowed her creativity to flourish into bigger visions. Working with great fashion, beauty and hotel brands has given her a platform to share her visions with her social media followers. When Adriana discovered that a growing instagram audience took interest in her love for fashion and travel, she found the very thing that merged her past and present experiences. She now spends most of her time being a mom, working on her blog and jetting off to her next travel destination. Adriana lives by the quote: “dream, believe and achieve and it will become your reality.�

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TheTravelingCheetah.com

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CHRISTINA CAMPBELL THE MOMMY SPOT TAMPA BAY Christina Campbell is the “mom boss” behind The Mommy Spot, a website and events company for moms in Tampa Bay. With her love for all that encompasses motherhood and her native city of Tampa, she knew that launching this resource in 2014 would be a no-brainer. The Mommy Spot has quickly grown to be a fun resource hosting

events all over Tampa Bay including their baby expo, The Tampa Bay Baby Bash, and their 5th annual Noon Year’s Eve event which provides families a fun dance party with a juice toast at noon! Between juggling three kids and planning events, Christina has also evolved into a mommy expert where you will find her sharing the latest and greatest in baby gear or fun local picks on a morning news show or Facebook Live! With the success of the local website, Christina will be launching The Mommy Spot’s national website this year.

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JENNIFER DAKU BURBY Jennifer Daku Burby is the face behind the award-winning parenting, humor, and lifestyle blog, The Champagne Supernova. Started in late 2014 as a hobby, Jennifer’s blog and social media has exploded into one of the largest readership audiences in the Tampa market. Her creative work has been featured in nationally recognized publications that include Real Simple Magazine, The Today Show, Scary Mommy, and she is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her writing is diverse and ranges from biographies to hilariously relatable parenting stories to commentary about important social issues. Think Jennifer looks familiar? That’s because she’s served as a brand ambassador for your favorite products and services that include Breyers and Shipt. Jennifer’s love for reading and writing isn’t limited to her blog. She is a litigator at a Tampa law firm and is married with two young daughters. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, reading, and walking along Bayshore Boulevard.

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From hurricanes and presidential visits to celebrity interviews and feature stories, Carley Boyette has just about covered it all. While anchoring the morning and noon newscasts in Greenville,NC, she became an award-winning journalist, but it wasn’t until she moved back to the sunshine state and began hosting the Morning Blend Fort Myers that she found her true passion. Natalie Taylor, an Ohio-native is proud to call “Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend” home. After spending over a decade as a host,

reporter and anchor for FOX Sports, she is living out her dream of hosting a lifestyle morning show. Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend is an original, local program focused on providing informative, useful and entertaining content. A variety of community organizations, businesses and happenings in the Bay area are featured weekdays at 10am on WFTS-TV or streaming online at TBMorningBlend.com.

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NON-PROFIT PATRICIA O’LEARY Patricia, or Patty, has served as CEO and Executive Director of the Children’s Cancer Center for nearly a decade. She is also the mother of two teenagers. Devoted to daughter Regan and son Jack, Patty strives to foster a family environment that is loving, supportive and structured. The other children in Patty’s life are facing serious illness. The Children’s Cancer Center has been a valuable resource to Tampa Bay families for 45 years and Patty is driven to make a difference in their lives. She raises funds and implements programs providing emotional, financial and educational support for families dealing with life-threatening illness. She has combined her education degrees with solid business acumen. She provides vital assistance and empathy for those grappling with cancer and serious blood disorders. She seeks creative solutions for complex problems. Her job demands early morning meetings, late-night benefits and frequent evening events and Patty makes the time, often taking her children and husband with her. Patty is grateful to the families at the Children’s Cancer Center, as they have taught her to savor each precious moment spent with those she loves.

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JESSICA MUROFF, CEO Jessica Muroff is the Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida which serves nearly 19,500 girls and nearly 8,500 adult members. Girl Scouts have had a lasting impact on girls for more than 100 years, and it is Jessica’s vision to guide and inspire her staff to continue to be the high-impact, relevant and innovative organization dedicated to the advancement of girls. As an active member of the community, Jessica currently serves on the boards of directors for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and on the executive committee for USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy. A Girl Scout from west central Florida herself, Jessica is a graduate from the University of South Florida. As the proud mother of two Girl Scout daughters with a passion for writing, Jessica also runs a parenting blog called The Be Present Project. PHOTO CREDIT: SHANA MITCHELL, SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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KATE WHITE Kate White is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Glazer Children’s Museum. She believes that play matters and is passionate about educating Tampa Bay on the benefits of playing with purpose. She produces educational videos and content for the museum and is a regular contributor to Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, where she writes about learning through play. Under Kate’s leadership, GCM has launched a new strategic marketing plan and expanded the volunteer program to provide meaningful learning experiences for college and teen volunteers. Her efforts have helped the museum achieve record attendance, advancing its mission to develop lifelong learners and leaders. Kate holds an MBA from Rollins College and has a wealth of experience from educational and cultural institutions including the University of Tampa, the British Museum, and Marbles Kids Museum. She and her husband have two young daughters who love that their mom works at GCM! PHOTO CREDIT: KEIR MAGOULAS

www.glazermuseum.org

110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL

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LINDSEY JACKSON ALLISON GORRELL The Jackson in Action 83 Foundation was founded in 2012 by professional football player Vincent Jackson and his wife, Lindsey. Its mission is to provide support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children. Led by Executive Director Allison Gorrell, the foundation operates several annual programs for military children and families, including Salute to Reading, Youth in Action Camp, Military Moms Baby Shower and Salute to Scholars scholarship program. Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and she spent five years teaching K-6th grades before taking time off to start a family. Her experience has allowed her to lead the foundation through the publication of two children’s books centered on challenges faced by many military families. Allison’s professional experience includes positions in public and community relations throughout the NFL, followed by an executive position with a national public charity comprised of professional athlete donor-advised funds. She manages all aspects of the foundation’s activities including grant writing, program development, event production and fundraising.

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

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FB: @jacksoninaction83foundation

IG: @jia83foundation


NON-PROFIT NATASHA NASCIMENTO

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and after spending over a decade in Florida, Natasha Nascimento’s diverse life experience cultivated a sensitivity to acknowledge and find ways to serve others in need. Recognizing the local urgency to advocate on behalf of children without a voice became a catalyst for Natasha to create Tampa Bay’s first Holistic Program for trafficked girls. Inspired, but afraid, she opted to leave her career in finance to launch the foundation, Redefining Refuge. For her work in this sector, Natasha was awarded The Lightning Community Hero by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation, as well as the Spirit of Humanity Award by the DeBartolo Family Foundation. Since the organization’s inception in 2010, she has been invited to the State Capitol and the United States Capitol where she continues to campaign for legislative change. A blend of faith, courage, humility and integrity; Natasha isn’t just an Advocate fighting for exploited children, she’s an Advocate fighting for the creation of a better world for all children.

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

NATASHA NASCIMENTO REDEFINING REFUGE www.RedefiningRefuge.org

Natasha@RedefiningRefuge.org

IG | FB: @RedefiningRefuge

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GABY CAMARGO

Gabriela “Gaby” Camargo is the Founding Director of the Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center. With over 16 years of work experience within the administrative and legal fields, her focus has always been helping others. In 2008, Gaby’s husband Romy was wounded in Afghanistan. Ever since she’s been an advocate for the military, civilian spouses and family members of people living with a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or any neurological disorder that results in paralysis. She and her husband opened the Stay In Step SCI Recovery Center on June 20th, 2015. Her determination, love, compassion and commitment to help others overcome the seemingly impossible and give her the strength to continue this difficult mission. Her approach is not just to provide a service at Stay In Step, but to share her testimony of faith and hope; all the while showing others how to overcome adversity. Gaby’s personal mission in life is to do something bigger than herself.

10500 University Center Drive Suite 130, Tampa Fl 33612 Phone: 813-977-7999 Fax: 813977-7444 PHOTO CREDIT: SHANA MITCHELL, SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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www.stayinstep.org


NON-PROFIT SPREAD YOUR SUNSHINE MELANIE GRIFFIN

Passionate leader. Confidence builder. Role model. A champion for the advancement of women, Melanie is a motivational speaker and author, social media and personal branding guru, sought-after mentor, business consultant, and stationery maven turned inspirational products designer. In 2017, she expanded her ability to effect positive change by founding Spread Your Sunshine, which empowers females

to break the glass ceiling and achieve their dreams. Known for her boundless energy, uplifting spirit, bright colors and love of sunshine, her meaningful work was celebrated through her receipt of the TBBJ BusinessWoman of the Year Angie’s Award and FSU Notable Nole Award (2016); GSWCF Woman of Promise Award, FSU Inspire Award, and FSU College of Business Recent Alumni Achievement Award (2017); and Florida Bar YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award (2018). Melanie’s mission is energizing others to spread their sunshine, allowing all to find joy and grow the best in themselves.

PHOTO CREDIT: SHANA MITCHELL, SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

www.spreadyoursunshine.com

IG: @spreadingthefloridasunshine //@spreadyoursunshine

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KARI GOETZ Kari Goetz has built a career out of making Tampa awesome! Kari has recently been named the Vice President of External Relations for The Florida Aquarium, home to the new Heart of the Sea exhibit. Previously director of marketing for Tampa International Airport, she managed historic growth and route expansion. Kari has been an audience development professional for the Straz Center, and she is still a performer and director with Stageworks Theatre and Jobsite Theater. A Second City Hollywood founder, Kari uses her love of improv comedy to build workshops and MBA programs for students and business leaders at USF and Wayne State University. She is an (almost) Florida native, and proud to be a member of the Athena Society, board member for Stageworks Theatre, and a long-time resident and enthusiast of Seminole Heights. She lives in a funky bungalow with her groovy husband, her righteous son, and many animals.

PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN BERRY, THE DASHING GINGER

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www.flaquarium.org

Twitter: @goetzaround


NOTABLE JESSICA COSTELLO ASSISTANT STATEWIDE PROSECUTOR Fierce advocate. Solutions-oriented leader. Passionate about making our community stronger and safer. Jessica Costello has dedicated her career to public service and advocating for victims’ rights. As an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, she leads local, state and federal law enforcement teams in the investigation and prosecution of organized crime, with a focus on gangs, counter-terrorism and human trafficking. Her work is guided by using a smart-on-crime approach. In the community, Ms. Costello gives back by serving as a mentor and working with at-risk youth. Named Florida’s Gang Prosecutor of the Year, a YWCA ‘Woman of Color Leading Change’, and to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s ‘Up and Comers’ Hall of Fame, she considers becoming a mother at the end of 2017 as her greatest accomplishment. It has only intensified her drive to help make our community a vibrant and safe place for all Floridians.

PHOTO CREDIT: RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

linkedin.com/in/jessica-g-costello

Twitter: @JessGCostello

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LAUREN HOLTKAMP-STERLING Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling believes sport is a unique means for encountering the sacred gift of life and service. She has the joy of living this out as a referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After developing in the NBA G-League and officiating in the WNBA, Lauren became the third woman to be hired as an NBA referee and is the only woman to currently hold the position. Before joining the NBA staff, Lauren officiated for the NCAA and FIBA, leading to her invitation to work the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Lauren earned her master of divinity from Emory University and she responds to the invitation of spiritual care through the creative art-making process. She is a member of the Tampa Bay chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Along with the National Basketball Referee Association (NBRA), she volunteers with Scholastic’s TIMEOUT for Reading program and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Lauren lives in Tampa with her husband, Jonathan, and their dog, MJ.

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

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NOTABLE NICOLE DELOACH HUBBARD Nicole serves in many community roles as a mentor, an advocate for the voiceless and a catalyst for positive change. She embodies the modern woman balancing work, family and volunteerism. Nicole is the Co-Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at one of the largest TeamHealth anesthesia practices in the country. With 15 years at Tampa General Hospital, she not only represents 160 of her colleagues, but serves on TeamHealth’s National Advanced Practice Council as one of five representing anesthetists nationwide. Nicole serves as a founding board member and Vice Chair of the Heart Gallery of Tampa. She was also appointed to the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women. Nicole has played a key role in all aspects of the Junior League of Tampa before becoming President in 20162017. As President, she spearheaded a community-wide human trafficking training and initiated the creation of the first human trafficking awareness mural in downtown Tampa. Nicole now serves on the Association of Junior Leagues International Governance Committee as 1 of 9 members representing 291 Leagues in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

PHOTO CREDIT: RANA TIERNEY, ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

NICOLE DELOACH HUBBARD TEAMHEALTH Nicole_Hubbard@teamhealth.com

www.linkedin.com/in/nicoledhubbard

IG: @ndhubbard

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NOTABLE

JANELLE E. WELLS, PH.D. Love, learn, lead, and lift are hallmarks of Dr. Janelle Wells’ life work. Through her love of sport, Dr. Wells earned a collegiate athletic scholarship, progressed into the coaching ranks, and then transcended into the private sector and classroom as a professor of practice. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Wells’ lived experiences stimulated her research in organizational behavior, specifically leadership coaching and career development. Through her consulting work at WellsQuest, she positively disrupts systems, teams, and individuals by empowering leaders. Most recently, she has partnered with the Tampa Bay Lighting to create the Lightning Leadership Line – a personal and professional development initiative. Lifting with her servant heart, Dr. Wells finds fulfillment developing students as an Assistant Professor at USF, serving her community as an advisory board member of the YMCA, and empowering women as a founding board member of Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Tampa Bay. Dr. Wells’ most meaningful purpose is raising three active young boys with her husband. PHOTO CREDIT: KELLY COLES, KELLY KRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA JUDY GENSHAFT

A visionary leader, philanthropist and advocate for Tampa Bay, Judy Genshaft is in her 19th year as University of South Florida System President. USF ranks among the top 30 universities nationally for research, with over $568 million in total research expenditures. USF was recently given the elite designation of “Preeminent State Research University” and was accepted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. USF also recently reached its $1 billion fundraising goal, a rare feat for an institution of USF’s age. Genshaft has earned local, national and global recognition from professional organizations throughout her career. In 2010, she became the first woman to chair the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Board. In 2017 she was awarded the American Council on Education Donna Shavlik Award for promoting women in higher education. She is a co-founder and role-model for Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, which supports women’s initiatives throughout the USF System and the community. In 2018-19, she will chair the Tampa Hillsborough EDC. Genshaft’s leadership has helped lay the foundation upon which Tampa Bay can thrive, now and into the future.

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620 www.usf.edu

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEE HAMON, ASHLEE HAMON PHOTOGRAPHY

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CATEGORY

PAGE

Ashlee Ann

Ashlee Ann Hair And Makeup

Beauty

12

Sherrel Sampson

Canviiy

Beauty

13

Lisa Freeman, Suzanne Anderson

BlushRock Cosmetics

Beauty

14-15

Wesley Winer

Glow Couture Day Spa

Beauty

16

Michelle Wyper

Microblading Artist

Beauty

17

Ana Rogozinski, Elizabeth Mickler

Mint Hair Lounge

Beauty

18

Elizabeth Di Maio

Healium Haircare

Beauty

19

Jessica Payne

Sweatology

Beauty

20

Loralee Koonz

U South Tampa

Beauty

21

Hope Chanel Donnelly

8-Count Productions, The Rialto

Business

22

Wendy Andrews-Fine

Aberdeen Advisors, Inc.

Business

23

Teena Cardozo

BrandMunki

Business

24

Michelle Turman

Catalyst Consulting Services

Business

25

Mia Jarrell

Colliers International

Business

26

Mary Beth Courier

Courier Design Studio

Business

27

Alyssa Rhoads

Eventing Tampa Bay

Business

28

Carlee Cone Bowdoin

Encompass Specialty Surgical Network

Business

29

Melissa J. Knight

Glausier Knight, PLLC

Business

30

Jessica Kendall Hornof

First Citrus Bank

Business

31

Rayla Bailey

On Fridays We Lunch, Rayla Bailey

Business

32

Kaycee Morin

Paper Elephant Studio

Business

33

Brooke Palmer Kuhl

r.s.b.p Events + PR

Business

34

Casey Barbie

Send It By Text

Business

35

Carolynn Smith

Seven Marketing + PR

Business

36

Brianna Bean

The Job Scouts

Business

37

Karrie Mueller

Webhead Interactive, Parties With Character, Cheap Cookie Cutters

Business

38-39

Sophia Stallworth, Sharice Barnes

Delyx Ltd

Fashion

40

Danielle Evans

Don Me Now, Bubbly Barchique

Fashion

41 42

Marcy Budwick

Kaiya Designs

Fashion

Nickie Smith, Manne White

Penelope T

Fashion

43

Savenah Campbell

Savvy Jack Wear

Fashion

44

Christina Santelli

Style Me New

Fashion

45 46

Sara Katherine Ennis

The Pink Palm

Fashion

Angie Quintas

Angie Q Designs

Food/Beverage

47

Taryn Bruck

Armature Works

Food/Beverage

48-49

Julie Curry

Bake'n Babes

Food/Beverage

50

Jen Bingham

Cru Cellars

Food/Beverage

51 52

Elise Garcia

Elise's Pieces

Food/Beverage

Stephanie Swanz

Empamamas

Food/Beverage

53

Tracy Povolny

Fresco Foods, Inc.

Food/Beverage

54

Jacqueline Luhrs

LS Organics

Food/Beverage

55

Deborah Boland

Be Mobile Neurology

Health

58

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BUSINESS

CATEGORY

PAGE

Roni Elissabeth Harris, Tina Tidwell Bedore

Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation

Health

59

Sharon Krieger

Building New Horizons

Health

60

Jen Azzarelli, Jamie Lanza

CAMP

Health

61

Barbara Bourland, Lisa Henke

Integrative Wellness Solutions International

Health

62

Kerri-Lyn Francis

KLynergy Massage & Wellness

Health

63

Linda Flynn, Dana Hess, Megan Thomas

South Tampa Dermatology

Health

64-65

Lauren McComb Chamberlain

Pure Barre, Pruvit

Health

66

Lauren Companioni

South Tampa Kids Dental Krewe

Health

67

The Woman's Group

Health

68-69

Super Girl Fitness

Health

70

Dara Fischetti Ashlee Hamon

Ashlee Hamon Photography

Home & Life

71

Emma Yepsen Pardo

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Home & Life

72

Cat F.

Blue Salvage

Home & Life

73

Cassie Greatens

CASS Contemporary

Home & Life

74-75

Zoe Gallina

Botanica, Style House

Home & Life

76

Devan Weisser

Century 21

Home & Life

77

Krista Jacobson

Hippie's Homemade Candles

Home & Life

78

Dani McVety

Lap Of Love

Home & Life

79

Kelly Coles

Kelly Kristine Photography

Home & Life

80

Lucy White

Lulu Studio

Home & Life

81

Teresa Prescott

Prescott Legal

Home & Life

82

Meg Dreyfus

Meg Dreyfus Wedding + Lifestyle Photography

Home & Life

83

Autumn Etheredge

Smith & Associates Real Estate

Home & Life

84-85

Shana Mitchell

Shana Mitchell Photography

Home & Life

86

Rana Tierney

Roohi Photography

Home & Life

87 88

Taylor Reed

Taylor Reed Music

Home & Life

Kristin Berry

The Dashing Ginger

Home & Life

89

Rebecca Pfeiffer

Luv Bec

Media

90

Ashley Gurbal Kritzer

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Media

91

Laura Byrne

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine

Media

92

Adriana Pappas

The Traveling Cheetah

Media

93

Christina Campbell

The Mommy Spot

Media

94

Jennifer Daku Burby

The Champagne Supernova

Media

95

Carley Boyette, Natalie Taylor

Tampa Bay's Morning Blend

Media

96

Patricia O'Leary

Children's Cancer Center

Non-Profit

97

Jessica Muroff

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Non-Profit

98

Kate White

Glazer Children's Museum

Non-Profit

99

Lindsey Jackson, Allison Gorrell

Jackson in Action 83

Non-Profit

100

Natasha Nascimento

Redefining Refuge

Non-Profit

101 102

Gaby Camargo

Stay In Step

Non-Profit

Melanie Griffin

Spread Your Sunshine

Non-Profit

103

Kari Goetz

The Florida Aquarium

Non Profit

104

Jessica Costello

Assistant Statewide Prosecutor

Notable

105

Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling

NBA

Notable

106

Nicole DeLoach Hubbard

TeamHealth, Association of Junior Leagues International Governance Committee

Notable

107

Janelle E. Wells

WellsQuest

Notable

108

Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

Notable

109

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THE DASHING GINGER

SEVEN MARKETING + PR

SHANA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

THE WOMAN’S GROUP

ARMATURE WORKS

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KNOW Tampa is an annual publication that features 100+ dynamic women throughout the city in virtually every industry. Every woman featured in KNOW Tampa has been vetted through peer-review. Because our mission is to showcase the best and brightest, the only way one can claim their slot is through nomination from someone in the KNOW book. The women featured are a compilation of proven leaders, high producers, and rising stars. Those published in KNOW Tampa are also considered trendsetters, influencers, and women to watch. KNOW Tampa is published annually and distributed to affluent decision makers through social and networking events and partnering businesses. While deemed the new who’s who, KNOW Tampa also delivers readers a vetted list of local female-run businesses. Simply open the KNOW book and find your next lash girl, dog walker, personal trainer, pool company, mortgage broker, family attorney, and more!

KNOW Tampa is produced by Know Tribe, LLC. and published annually. The women featured in this issue have been vetted by their peers and are known leaders in their industry. To be featured in an upcoming volume of KNOW, go to: www.theknowtribe.com and complete a submission.

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