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Brett Markowitz

Director of Operations, Tampa Rejuvenation

Brandon Wright

Owner, Cigar City DJs, stay-at-home dad

Ian Beckles

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Co-Host of The Ron and Ian Show on 620 WDAE

Austin Hiday

Personal Stylist, Nordstrom

Rod Martinez

Author of Middle-Grade and Young Adult Mystery Novels

Sarah Burke

Attorney for Butler, Weihmuller, Katz and Craig, LLP

Alex Antonakos

Real Estate Professional, Antonakos Luxury Group – Pineywoods Realty LLC

Nicole Blake

Owner of Amazing Lash Studio

Jacqui Colina

Account Coordinator, Social Forces

Michael Hayes

Owner, Process Medical Sales

C. Todd Marks

Managing Attorney, Westchase Law & Title

Ernesta Chicklowski

Music Educator, Owner of The Studio of South Tampa

Ally Lamb

Event Planner, The Social Revelry

Harry B. Lee III

Works for family-owned Sea Wall Company

Bella Twins

WWE Superstars

Dr. Hilary Dalton

Dentist, Dalton Dental

John Marazzi

Co-Owner/Managing Partner, Brandon Honda

Christy Quinlan

Partnership Manager, Skinade

Eric R. Polins

Senior Brand Strategist/Partner, HCP Associates, Inc.

Rashae Doyle

Physician Assistant – Aesthetics Specialist, Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center

Dr. Joseph Castellano

Cosmetic Surgeon, Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center

John Holton

Vice President of Client Services, Rita Technology Services

Mandy Valenti

Works at CBRE, a commercial real estate firm that specializes in multi-family debt and equity finance

Brian Killingsworth

Chief Marketing Officer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Grymes Cannon

Business Development, Lacroux Streeb/LogIQ Supply

Gabby Soriano

Marketing Director, Hyde Park Village

Jeff Borysiewicz

President, Corona Cigar Company & Davidoff Tampa

Derek Alvarez

Attorney at Genders, Alvarez, Diecidue Attorneys at Law

Shannon Sorbara

Owner, Hair Solutions of Tampa

Domingo Quintero III

Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

Lance Ponton

Commercial Real Estate

Jessica Thompson

Program Manager, Monsour Executive Wellness Center at USF Health

James Ramos

Owner, Ramos Design Build & RE/MAX Bay to Bay

Chris Barbosa

Band musician and music teacher at Rockstar Music Academy

Vincent Jackson

Tampa Bay Buccaneer

Dhvanit Patel

President/CEO, Onicx

Dr. Michael McIlwain


Ashley Young

Occupational Therapist, Tampa Kids Therapy

Dr. Kenneth Pages


Catherine Ansel

Owner, Couture Designer Resale Boutique

Hannah Kurial

Billing Intern, DLA Piper

Brian Wexler

Vice President Local Division, Television Advertising Bureau

Clarissa Gerlach Purk

Digital Content Coordinator, Moffitt Cancer Center

Ken Stoltenberg

Director, Mercury Advisors

Heeda McAuley


Saloni Patel

Coach and Trainer/Owner, Onicx and The Bod