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 and owner of My Latino Club. She created My Latino Club to help professional individuals and businesses to integrate within the Latin community to share their culture and knowledge as well as network with each other. She encourages all people from different Latin backgrounds to come together and meet. My Latino Club meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. You can find My Latino Club and join them on Meetup at:

What Lila loves about Tampa is that she has found the people here to be more open, authentic and have a community mindset.

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