November 2, 2023

Jay Garner: Lieutenant General and Guardian of Freedom

Jay Garner is a Lieutenant General who served in the United States Army and led the efforts in rescuing the Kurds during the Gulf War.
October 1, 2023

Caris Baker: Using Art to Make the World a Better Place

Caris Baker is an extraordinary artist who grew up in a small town with a passion for art and wanting to make the world a better place.
August 31, 2023

Tony Piloseno Creates Connection Through Color

Tony "Tonester" Piloseno is the owner of a Tonester Paints, an Orlando based specialty interior paint company that got its start from TikTok
July 13, 2023

Dr. Robert Masson: A Competitive Visionary in Surgical Tech

With his successful track record and competitive DNA, Dr. Robert Masson is breaking barriers in Surgical Tech with AI and Mixed Reality
February 2, 2023

Kyle Morrand is Making Everyday Life a Playful Experience

Kyle Morrand is the CEO of 302 interactive, a game development studio in Orlando, FL that is turning everyday life into a playful experience
January 6, 2023

Empowering the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Dr Laine Powell is the Founder of Tech Sassy Girlz, an organization that focuses on introducing girls to STEM at Title 1 schools in Orlando
May 19, 2022

Keith Chapman Brings His Heart to the City of Orlando

Keith Chapman is an Orlando Native who's bringing his energy and heart to the city while uniting the community
March 28, 2022

Bess Auer Impacts Florida with Her Passion for Community Building

Bess Auer is a third generation central Florida resident who proudly gives back to her home state with her passion for community building
July 30, 2021

Michelle Welch: Stepping into my Power

Michelle Welch is an entrepreneur and coach in the cleaning industry who fiercely changed the narrative of her life and stepped into her own power, leading a life that brings freedom for herself, her children as well as inspiration to the people around her.
June 11, 2021

Sheena Fowler: A Powerful Voice for Orlando’s Future

Sheena Fowler is the VP of Innovation at the Orlando Economic Partnership, the Orlando Film Commissioner and an Executive to the Orlando Tech Council.
March 16, 2020

Ricardo Williams: Uniting Nerds and the Impact of Memes

Originally from Brooklyn NY, Ricardo Williams moved to Florida with his family back when he was in middle school. He graduated high school here, but headed off to NY where he attended Pace University in downtown Manhattan.
February 20, 2020

Marlon Gutierrez: Building a Community for Orlando Dads

Born and raised in Miami, Marlon Gutierrez made the move to Orlando when he decided to attend UCF. This was his first time being exposed to Orlando and living away from home.
February 11, 2020

Obie Diaz defines The Orlando Life

Obie Diaz is a Morning Show host on 92.3FM with the Obie and Ashley show. He is the Founder of a local mens group, Sons of Thunder, a Brotherhood laser focused on being better men in the households, community & work spaces.
November 21, 2018

Michael Buffa: Orlando Whiskey Society

Michael Buffa is the President of the Orlando Whiskey Society and Founder of The Buffa Bittering Company. A graduate of Georgia Tech, he moved to Orlando with his wife and found purpose and authentic connection through the enjoyment and education of whiskey.
November 5, 2018

Kunal Patel: Connecting Orlando’s Gaming Industry

This week I had a chance to sit down with the Co-Founder of brandXR and IndieNomicon, Kunal Patel. His leadership here in the Orlando’s Gaming Industry is widely known and respected, and as a fellow Detroit native, I was pretty excited to sit down with him and hear his story and the passions that drive him.
October 19, 2018

Stefan Price: Meet the Man who’s growing Orlando’s Maker Culture

Stefan Price is a leader in Orlando’s Maker Culture and someone who continues to push his own boundaries of creativity and possibilities. His company makes prop sets, scenic works and special effects for companies like Disney, Universal and other themed attractions.
October 10, 2018

Carlos Carbonell: Gaining control over Life through Entrepreneurship

Carlos Carbonell is a local tech entrepreneur who chooses daily to live life to the fullest and to give back by lifting others up in his community.
October 3, 2018

Russ Scala: You are Biochemically Unique

Born in Winter Park, Florida, Russ Scala is taking his 40+ years in the health industry and focusing on Personalized Health. He is the Author of American Biohacker and the Founder of Scala Precision Health. He works with high functioning people, like athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, etc., in order to help them optimize their health according to their Biochemical Individuality.
September 26, 2018

Eddie Selover: Pechakucha and the Art of Public Speaking

Eddie Selover is the Organizer of PechaKucha Orlando, the VP of Communications at CapAcuity, a Life Coach, Mentor, and a fan of old movies, literature and martinis.
September 18, 2018

Brett Young: Building an Environment around Personal Development

Brett Young is the co-owner of Erb & Young Insurance, an agency with offices in Dr. Phillips and Melbourne, Florida that places a large focus on internal personal development and a strong corporate culture.
September 12, 2018

Diane Court: Finding Inspiration and Connection in Orlando

Diane Court and I met in 2010 at a meet-up group called Digital Media Bistro (or DM Bistro) in Downtown Orlando. I remember after the event we sat around and had a great one-on-one conversation around Tech and Orlando that lasted about an hour. It’s no surprise to see where she’s at now and I’m excited to share her story and what she’s up to!
September 5, 2018

Kay Rawlins: Putting Community First

Kay Rawlins is Co-Founder of Orlando City Soccer Club and serves as the VP of Community Relations with the Club and as the President of the Orlando City Foundation. She grew up in a town called Stoke-on-Trent, in the UK and eventually found her way to the U.S. where she would end up bringing soccer to the City Beautiful.
August 29, 2018

Jill Healey: Improving Business Development

Jill Healey grew up in Bradenton, FL and is a graduate of the University of South Florida.  She spent 15 years in Tampa before meeting her husband, who lived in Orlando, on a blind date.  After 6 months of meeting, she found her way to Orlando.
August 22, 2018

Kelli Murray: Driving Health Innovation Through Local Collaboration

Kelli Murray is an entrepreneur here in Orlando whose work is shaping how the healthcare industry faces challenges through innovation.
August 15, 2018

Robert Scott: How Partnership and Culture Shaped a Florida Brewery

Robert Scott graduated from culinary school in 1994 and moved to Orlando in 2000 from Pennsylvania. He is the Co-Founder of Crooked Can Brewing in Winter Garden, FL
August 7, 2018

Ron Stocknopf Ben-Zeev on Social Entrepreneurship

Ron is a well traveled social entrepreneur who’s curiosity and motivation has helped lead him to where he is now as the CEO of World Housing Solutions and as a community leader here in Orlando.
August 1, 2018

Danya Shea from FervorWorks

July 25, 2018

Meet Rupert Meghnot from Burnout Game Ventures

Rupert Meghnot is the CXO of Burnout Game Ventures, an Advisory Board Member of Orlando Entrepreneurs & IDEAS For Us.  He’s a Mentor at Starter Studio and the Co-Organizer of 1 Million Cups in Orlando.
July 17, 2018

Mayor Gary Bruhn from the town of Windermere

Mayor Gary Bruhn grew up in an Army family, traveled all over the world, worked the assembly line at GM, found his way to Florida and eventually became the Mayor of Windermere
July 4, 2018

Meet Chris Chan

Chris is the CEO of Think Minion, a digital media production house in Winter Garden focused on filming dynamic and engaging content.  They create this content using the latest in technology trends and with their own unique and effective ways to tell the story of a company's products and services.
June 27, 2018

One Minute with Betsy VanderLey

Elected in 2016 as Orange County's District 1 Commissioner, Betsy VanderLey is passionate about community and serving others.
June 20, 2018

One Minute with Hernán Tagliani

Hernan Tagliani is the CEO/Founder of The Group Advertising, a national multicultural advertising/digital agency headquartered here in Orlando with offices in Miami and New York.
June 13, 2018

One Minute with Scott Billue

Scott is the Founder of Matthew’s Hope Ministries in West Orange County.  He started the program in 2010 after learning about a homeless tent community in Winter Garden at a time during inclement weather.
June 10, 2018

Meet Rich Johnson, AD

Rich Johnson, AD is an Emmy Award winner, Ordained Jedi, Creative Director for Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation and the owner of Spectacle Photo.
June 6, 2018

One Minute with Judge Eric DuBois

Judge Eric Dubois is an Orange County Judge serving in the Civil Division. He was elected in November 2016 and began serving in January 2017.
May 28, 2018

One Minute with David Brim

David Brim is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, investor and community leader living in Orlando. He is an Amazon Best Selling author and Board Member for Crossroads Corral. His primary focus is in online lead generation, business model development, commercial real estate, SaaS products and ecommerce products.
May 23, 2018

One Minute with Charnel Wright

Charnel Wright is a Public Relations Media Strategist helping businesses and professionals with media training and image consulting.  She operates her global business out of Orlando and just recently celebrated 10 years of business ownership.
May 16, 2018

One Minute with Joel A. Montilla

Joel A. Montilla is an Attorney in the local Orlando area that focuses on Business and Corporate Law, Real Estate and Civil Litigation. His firm, The Montilla Law Firm, P.A., is located in downtown Orlando.
May 9, 2018

One Minute with Gary Conroy

Gary Conroy is a local Entrepreneur that calls Orlando home and is currently disrupting the Education industry with his company, The Startup Studio.