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EDITORIAL BIOS TARA CAMPBELL Tara Campbell is a long-time Lakelander with a passion for serving others. A graduate of Florida Southern College, she is currently the team and outreach director for Access Church. In the past she has worked as the teen development director for the YMCA of Central Florida, the outreach teacher at the Polk Museum of Art, and a classroom leader at Parker Street Ministries. Believing firmly that only boring people get bored, Tara spends her free time mentoring middle-school girls in the Parker Street Neighborhood, teaching art lessons, and serving the community through several civic organizations, as well as enjoying all of the friends and culture that Lakeland has to offer.

LOGAN CRUMPTON Logan Crumpton has been employed with the United States Postal Service for the last 14 years. Although he has lived nearly his entire life in the Lakeland area, he seeks out a world of food culture with the mindset of sharing it on a local level. Like many who have developed a love of food, he honed his skills in his grandmother’s kitchen, learning traditional Cuban and Italian classics. Pursuing more of a life in food has afforded him the opportunity of co-creating the food blog Eataduck, guest writing for online publications, as well as trying his hand as a caterer and private chef.

ADAM SPAFFORD Adam Spafford came to Lakeland in 1999 to attend Florida Southern College and, except for a 20-month graduate school stint in Massachusetts, has been here since. When he’s not writing page-turners for The Lakelander, he trades stock and index options.

JASON DEMEO Jason’s curiosity brought him from Pittsburgh to Lakeland in 2003 to attend Southeastern University (B.A marketing, M.A. ministerial leadership). While there, he met his wife, Hillary; since then, Lakeland has truly become their home. Jason’s career has taken him from corporate America to Oasis Community Church, where he currently serves as the Spiritual Formation Pastor. Jason is an adjunct professor at Southeastern, a budding writer, and an aspiring entrepreneur with his most current project, Curio. He feels compelled to help people design lives and environments that promote flourishing. You can find him on Instagram @thedemeos, @wearecurio, and @free60daily.

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The Lakelander - THE GEORGE EFFECT | September - October 2014  

THE GRATITUDE EFFECT / LEGACY OF GIVING / MR. GEORGE'S FAVORITE MEAL / FOSTERING INNOVATION IN THE WORKPLACE / LAKELAND NEON