Tuesday - August 20, 2019
 

Faces of Tampa: Michelle Roberson

October 28th, 2017

Meet Michelle. Mother of 5 and grandmother of 3. She’s funny, fun, loves children and just an overall fun person to be around. She’s open, easy to talk to and genuinely a nice person. I met her at Ross. She is a store manager there. She is a determined and hard working person. She put’s her mind to getting things done and achieves them as best as she can. Michelle is originally from Queens, NY. She still has the accent and it will never go away. It’s great! She moved here to get away from the cold. As she said it the winters up there are horrible. You get snow up to your... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Lila Gilliam-Gonzalez

October 7th, 2017

Lila moved to the United States in 1998 from Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela she had a company where she was a translator for multiple high profile businesses. When she moved to the states she did not know anyone and was basically starting over. Lila comes from a big family and is the youngest of 7 children. So, when Lila moved here she was looking to adopt a child, but met Phil, her husband of 16 years. Phil had 3 daughters, the youngest being 5, whom Lila raised as her own. Now that their daughter is all grown up and in college Lila decided to start a business. Lila is the founder... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Nil Patel

September 30th, 2017

I first met Nil back in April of this year through a networking group for business professionals. Nil was born in India but raised here in the U.S. He was 5 when he, his sister and parents moved here to Tampa. Nil is always on the go. Easy to talk to, full of life and hilarious. He has many ideas for what he wants to do in the future, but is always working to achieve a goal. Nil considers himself to be a student of life. Professionally he is an online marketer with a specialization in Instagram and is a wedding photographer. He learned photography through wedding photographers who were readily... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Marissa Crawford

September 16th, 2017

Originally from a small town in Canada, Marissa moved here with her parents when she was in her early 20’s. There she was studying dental assisting and she was fighting tooth and nail to not move here. She was applying to get into a dental program to further her career objectives but life happened. Even though she got into the program her parents were moving. She wasn’t able to afford a home on her own and go to college at the same time. She also became newly single. So what could she do? She decided to move down to Tampa with her parents and start over. At first she didn’t like... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Jessica Wakefield, CPP

September 9th, 2017

She prefers to go by Jess and is originally from Danville, Vermont. She is a certified professional photographer and a traveler. I first met Jess back in 2007 when we were both in photography school in Massachusetts. After graduating high school she set her sites on college and traveling to as many places as she possibly can. She has been to places such as Peru, Korea, Thailand and Nigeria as well as most of the U.S. She moved to Tampa in April of 2017. What she likes most about Tampa is the beach proximity. The fact that you can drive right from Tampa to Clearwater in no time on the causeway is... Read More