Saturday - October 19, 2019


Tim Brennan Lead Movie Critic
Tim has been alarmingly enthusiastic about movies ever since childhood. He grew up in Boulder and, foolishly, left Colorado to study Communications in Washington State. Making matters worse, he moved to Connecticut after meeting his too-good-for-him wife. Drawn by the Rockies and a mild climate, he triumphantly returned and settled down back in Boulder County. He's written numerous screenplays, loves hiking, and embarrassed himself in front of Samuel L. Jackson. True story.
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Sabrina Cabrera Rivera is a new columnist for OnTampa. She was originally from Orlando, Florida and is of Puerto Rican descent. She is currently a student at The University of Tampa earning her bachelor's degree as a creative writing major. Ms.Cabrera Rivera has published pieces for a online blog called Geekwhale and published a poem at Polk State Community College in 2012 when she was only 14. She also holds a nice skill set of photography experience that she had build in her young adult life. When she isn't studying or writing her life away she uses her free time to take photos of her adventures in Tampa bay, teaching herself Italian, or losing herself in a bookstore. She is always on the move, meeting new people and ready to travel for another adventure. If you wish to contact Sabrina, you could send her a message to her email or Facebook account at
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Simon Cobb Photojournalist
Simon has an extensive background in photography with more than 25 years of professional experience. Beginning as a humble village photographer with a small studio in England to the head of his game working on the red carpets of Hollywood as a celebrity photographer and working in TV. Before moving to Florida four years ago, Simon was a camera guy for TMZ  interviewing celebrities each day for the show. Simon’s work has been published worldwide and has been seen on many TV shows and documentaries. Over the years he has covered every aspect in photography from studio work at the very beginning of the digital photography image era. Simon worked for commercial studios in Southern California who’s clients included, Gucci, Armani, Vera Wang, to name a few. He is a contributing photographer to Getty Images, the biggest photo agency in the world. He is also an accredited member of The Royal Photographic Society in London, England. Recently relocated to Clearwater area, Florida, Simon has continued working as a photojournalist covering stories for news agencies around the world. There is little Simon hasn’t done in the photography world and this is what makes him such a skilled and passionate photographer with a true pedigree. If you have any questions regarding Simons pedigree, skills or how to get in touch,  contact him at: 661 309 7689 or email at: and his Facebook page.
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Miami born. Tampa raised. Jenny has a big passion for health and wellness. She loves to teach others about healthy lifestyles. Enjoys yoga, zumba, and lifting weights. When not being active enjoys local festivals, events,  restaurants, and concerts. Jenny is a big small/local business supporter, and belives everyone should explore and love the city that they are in.
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Andrea wants to live in a world where the neighborhoods are walkable, bike lanes are plentiful, and the food is fresh, delicious and readily available. A 20-year veteran of the health and wellness industry, she started her career in the fitness industry while earning a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and then on to the burgeoning field of worksite wellness. Andrea has competed in collegiate level soccer, worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, wellness coach, and master trainer, climbed 14ers, and completed cycling centuries and metric centuries. All of these experiences give her the opportunity to view well-being from many different perspectives. When she’s not helping others to be their healthiest self, you can find her at a farm to table restaurant, down dogging at the yoga studio, or experiencing the Colorado landscape on a bicycle, snowshoes, cross country skis or on foot.
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Tracy Jean-Pierre is a Haitian woman who was born and raised in Pompano Beach, FL. As a teen, she found herself leaving her family behind and relocating to Tampa, FL for the opportunity to attend an institution for higher education. Now, Tracy is an alumna of the University of South Florida where she received her bachelors degree in criminology. Currently, Tracy is pursuing her career in social service as a Certified Child Welfare Case Manager. However, she has recently found a new passion, a more exciting one - writing! When Tracy is not out working with children and families, she finds joy in writing and blogging. In addition, she enjoys the nightlife, socializing/networking, and traveling.

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Fabiana is both a millennial and an old soul who reckons her sixth sense is being able to differentiate real gold coins from chocolate wrapped in gold foil. She’s a big fan of alliteration with a penchant for writing poetry, prose, and fiction. Living in Tampa for over half a decade, she likes the culture and all the things the city has to offer. She believes each day brings something new and as she makes discoveries she likes to share that knowledge with anyone who listens. What really gets her synapses firing is drawing insights about the condition of society from popular culture. You can usually find her entranced at a poetry reading, swaying at a concert, wandering aimlessly down the Tampa Riverwalk at night or becoming emotionally invested in a random, British crime drama mini series.
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Hi! I’m Leah, a recent Gator grad. I majored in journalism with an outside concentration in English, so needless to say, reading and writing rule my life. When I’m not doing one of the above, I’m likely listening to one of my Spotify playlists, finding somewhere new to eat or on my way to Starbucks. Keep up with me on social media @lalaleahh!
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Roy Miller Photojournalist
Hello Everyone! My name is Roy. I am a photographer @roymillerphotography who specializes in Head Shots, Portraits, and Commercial Photography as well as Stock Photography. My first works are from taking pictures for my wife (Chary Williams) and her blog, Emerald Girl Chronicles. My skill of taking crisp photos with natural light rapidly developed from practice with her. Thanks to encouragement from her and colleagues, I decided to make photography a serious profession. The aesthetic approach of my work tends to be very vibrant. Some might say it's poetry in motion. This reflects my musical background as a saxophonist. My education includes a B.A. from Mercer University and a MM from DePaul University. As such, my clients primarily consist of performing artists and beauty professionals. My aim in business is to provide high quality yet affordable photography that highlights the best qualities of people and places. I am always excited about making new experiences!
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John Charles Roddy is a highly regarded poet and author among his circle of scumbag friends. The Tampa born writer began his college career in the Business Marketing program at The University of West Florida, before deciding he preferred words to numbers. He has since switched his academic focus to English and returned to his home city of Tampa. After five or six (who’s counting?) years in college, he is still convinced he’s almost finished with school. His poems and short stories have been featured in two student literary magazines, he has won one student writing award, and earned countless participation trophies. Despite being the voice of a generation, Roddy has still managed to remain humble and grounded.
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Tony Romo Photojournalist
Tony Romo is originally from Oklahoma City. He moved here to the Tampa Bay area from Louisiana where he was working as a commercial photographer for a world wide baby company. His background in the arts industry consists of screen printing, commercial artist, graphic designer and as he is now a photographer. He has studied at both the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma and the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. He has worked as a photographer's assistant, cruise ship and school day photographer, commercial photographer and is a freelance photographer. He also co-owns a portrait and wedding photography business called Dark Light Portrait Studios. You can see some of his work at
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Born in South America, Guyana to a Jamaican father, Earl Speid developed a passion for the arts at a very early age and in 2002 he received a BFA from Parsons School of Art and Design in Manhattan, New York. And has since worked as a professional artist drawing inspiration from all different forms of art especially photography.
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Brandy Stark Photojournalist
Brandy Stark is faculty at St. Petersburg College.  She utilizes wrapped wire for her “Metal Myths” series, established in 1995, and is an award-winning photographer.  A lifelong lover of world mythology, her works often manifest as ancient characters, legends, and deities.  As one who has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1980, she has witnessed the transformation of the artist communities in the area.  One of her lifelong goals is to support the art community by bringing the public and the artists together in dialogue.
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Jimena is a new columnist based out of Tampa. She is originally from Mexico and has a bachelor’s degree in Image Consulting. She is passionate about traveling and photography, getting involved in fun activities and events, as well as trying new trends and adventures. She is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and nature. Her background in the image consulting industry led her to this amazing city where she met her husband. Now they are a happy entrepreneurs, pursuing their dreams together. Get in touch with her on her social media: Twitter: @Caesjimee Instagram: @jcaeswoods
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