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Mandy Valenti

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

Brandon Wright

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

Brian Killingsworth

Chief Marketing Officer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Barbosa

Band musician and music teacher at Rockstar Music Academy

Clarissa Gerlach Purk

Digital Content Coordinator, Moffitt Cancer Center

Derek Alvarez

Attorney at Genders, Alvarez, Diecidue Attorneys at Law

Ernesta Chicklowski

Music Educator, Owner of The Studio of South Tampa

Harry B. Lee III

Works for family-owned Sea Wall Company

Ian Beckles

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

Jacqui Colina

Account Coordinator, Social Forces

John Holton

Vice President of Client Services, Rita Technology Services

Nicole Blake

Owner of Amazing Lash Studio

Sarah Burke

Attorney for Butler, Weihmuller, Katz and Craig, LLP

Austin Hiday

Personal Stylist, Nordstrom

Brett Markowitz

Director of Operations, Tampa Rejuvenation

Dr. Kenneth Pages


John Marazzi

Co-Owner/Managing Partner, Brandon Honda

Shannon Sorbara

Owner, Hair Solutions of Tampa

Dr. Michael McIlwain


Ally Lamb

Event Planner, The Social Revelry

Heeda McAuley


Ken Stoltenberg

Director, Mercury Advisors

Hannah Kurial

Billing Intern, DLA Piper

Ashley Young

Occupational Therapist, Tampa Kids Therapy

Dr. Hilary Dalton

Dentist, Dalton Dental

Gabby Soriano

Marketing Director, Hyde Park Village

Domingo Quintero III

Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

Dr. Joseph Castellano

Cosmetic Surgeon, Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center

Eric R. Polins

Senior Brand Strategist/Partner, HCP Associates, Inc.

Catherine Ansel

Owner, Couture Designer Resale Boutique

Alex Antonakos

Real Estate Professional, Antonakos Luxury Group – Pineywoods Realty LLC

James Ramos

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

Bella Twins

WWE Superstars

Vincent Jackson

Tampa Bay Buccaneer

Jessica Thompson

Program Manager, Monsour Executive Wellness Center at USF Health

Michael Hayes

Owner, Process Medical Sales

Grymes Cannon

Business Development, Lacroux Streeb/LogIQ Supply

Rashae Doyle

Physician Assistant – Aesthetics Specialist, Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center

Lance Ponton

Commercial Real Estate

Brian Wexler

Vice President Local Division, Television Advertising Bureau

Dhvanit Patel

President/CEO, Onicx

Saloni Patel

Coach and Trainer/Owner, Onicx and The Bod

Jeff Borysiewicz

President, Corona Cigar Company & Davidoff Tampa

Rod Martinez

Author of Middle-Grade and Young Adult Mystery Novels

Christy Quinlan

Partnership Manager, Skinade

C. Todd Marks

Managing Attorney, Westchase Law & Title

Joanna Olsen

Owner, Coyote Ugly Saloon – Tampa, Daytona, Destin, Panama City Beach

Toni Sloman

Owner, Skin Savvy RX

Laura Roy

Property Manager, The Morrison