Christal Kotchman-Giardina

CKG Associates // IG.  "Let the planning begin." Christal is the Founder and CEO of CKG & Associates, (aka CKG Events) an Event Planning, Design and Marketing company proudly serving clients in the Tampa Bay area. Christal has 7 years of experience creating meaningful events with lasting impressions. CKG recently launched the local event series, Toast on The Town. Toast on The Town, (established last summer 2017), are "Pop Up" Dinners bringing community together, showcasing local chefs and touring Tampa Bay's best venues and unique locations. Christal will "see you at the table".

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Christina Jones

Christina Jones Photography // IG. Christina Jones is a Tampa-based natural light photographer, helping female entrepreneurs and creatives tell their brand story online. She has been married to her best friend Gary for 8 years and is the mama to Solomon who is 7 and Olivia who is (almost) 2. When she’s not taking photos, she loves to spend time with her family, watch a good movie and visit new spots around town. 

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Christina Maldonado

Boudoir Tampa // IG. After spending a lifetime not feeling beautiful or “good enough”, Christina finally learned to truly love herself where she’s at, despite societies unrealistic and unfounded “expectations” on individuals. Christina became passionate about inspiring and empowering others around her to do the same through soul catching, intimate boudoir photography sessions to help you break through whatever is holding you back from claiming who you truly are. Her all inclusive studio is situated in the heart of Tampa and the experience leaves women feeling empowered, emotionally changed and ready to conquer the world.

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Crystal Carnahan

Zenfully Aware // FB. Crystal moved to Dunedin with her husband from Maryland in November 2015 after working as a seasonal bartender for 8 years between Ocean City, MD and Cape Coral, FL. While completing her Masters degree in the health and wellness sphere, Crystal also worked on her 200HR yoga teacher certification and has combined the two to create a program called “Mindful Performance” which integrates emotional flexibility with movement to gain mental clarity, releasing negative feelings or stepping into positive ones. Crystal’s vision is to bring this to athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and professionals as well, as the same resilience is needed and can be created on the field as well as the "boardroom".  

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Danielle Jackson

Stride Media Group // IG. A former high school teacher, Danielle Bayard Jackson is now co-founder at STRIDE Media Group. STRIDE is a public relations agency and video production company dedicated to getting press for women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, and intentionally diverse companies. When Danielle is not getting media overage for her clients, she is serving on non-profit boards and conducting workshops about public relations and digital branding around the Tampa Bay area.

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Djeneé Dunn

D.TAMU // IG. Djeneé Dunn is the owner and Brand Stylist at D.TAMU, Inc., a boutique brand styling agency helping organizations merge the gap between content and design. D.TAMU works with business owners and organization leaders to create the best versions of their brand through content development, graphic and web design, strategy, and research. Born and raised in the US Virgin Islands, Djeneé made Tampa, Florida, her home upon graduating from the University of Tampa with a BA in Advertising and Public relations in 2013. In addition to working with clients on brand development and evolution, Djeneé sits on the board of Tampa Connection as a Marketing Chair and class mentor; and also on the board of Positive Spin, Inc. as Board Secretary. Djeneé is also involved in outreach groups who have a focus on women empowerment and entrepreneurial growth throughout the United States and US Virgin Islands.

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Emily Traviesa

Citrus Branding // IG. Emily is the Founder and creative thinker behind Citrus Branding. She’s a 6th generation Floridian, with a citrus farming family dating back to the mid 20th century. She’s enjoyed her eclectic 13+ years of experience in marketing and design. CB is an independent full-service creative agency committed to reinventing the agency relationship by simplifying the process and showing brands the love they deserve. Emily and her team love bringing freshly squeezed creativity to every client they take on.

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Erika Vidal Holmes

Erika Vidal Holmes // IG.  Erika is a freelance writer, content strategist, and toddler-wrangler. She launched her dream business in hopes of helping others launch theirs. Holmes lives to encourage businesses to find their voice and carry it through every touchpoint, from website copy and emails to printed pieces and beyond.

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Francessca Randall

Lombardo Team Real Estate // IG.  Francessca is a Tampa Native who loves her city and community. She is extremely passionate about her family as well as building relationships with buyers and sellers in her industry. Her heart has always been drawn to volunteering in her community, getting to know her neighbors, and showing others what an amazing city we live in. Francessca's favorite part about what she does is helping to guide clients through this wonderful milestone in their lives.

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Giada Bennett

Gigi Eye Studio // IG. Gigi Eye Studio was founded by Giada (or GiGi). Her lash artist journey began February 2017, providing the service out of her home initially. GiGi started lashing as a side job because she was also working a full time job and managing her family at home. After recently becoming a single mom, her sister encouraged her to take the chance and just go for it. GiGi took a leap of faith and became the owner of Gigi Eye Studio in August of 2018.

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Heather Ferrill

Ferrill Construction // IG. Heather is a building contractor (CBC 1259065) and has been with Ferrill Construction full time since 2003. She brings management experience and organization to the team and is drawn to the process of construction, the exploration of different building materials, the different types of architectural styles and the “green” aspects of construction. Heather loves growing orchids and is always looking forward to her next trip to Europe. 

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Heather Ramadoss

Edgility. Heather is a Tampa native and cofounded Edgility, a Healthcare Technology company focused on returning “The Joy of Practicing Medicine® ”.  After living in San Francisco and moving back to Tampa, Heather couldn’t think of a better place to continue to grow Edgility. 

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Heather Saunders

Ameriprise Financial //  As a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Heather empowers clients to believe in a confident future. She provides personalized advice with integrity, respect, and attention to detail. Saunders inspires peace of mind, promotes living life in balance, and strives to exceed expectations while bringing more dreams within reach.

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Heidi Esquivel

Yummy Tablas // IG. Heidi created Yummy Tablas because she believes food is more than sustenance; it is a common bond that brings people together. Yummy Tablas specializes in creating grazing platters for special events, weddings, and more and delivers tasty goodness with white glove service.

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Hope Wyant

ZEN Massage and Yoga // IG. ZEN Massage and Yoga was founded in 2011 by local resident Hope Wyant. Hope's intention on opening ZEN was to create a sanctuary of healing to allow everyone to come and enjoy the therapies available. Since its beginning ZEN has grown into a leader for massage and yoga on the Gulf Beaches. Now with several massage therapists on staff and a plethora of yoga classes daily, ZEN is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. ZEN caters to local residents and tourists alike through our services and our homey environment. The goal is that you will be treated like family so that you will be comfortable and enjoy your time here.

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Jackie Jenkins

First Command Financial // FB.  Jackie is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing and holds Series 6 and 65 securities licenses plus life and health insurance licenses in the state of Florida. In addition to her work as a Financial Advisor, Jackie volunteers at Hands Across the Bay, Tampa Bay Club Sport, and Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. As an avid volunteer, Jackie understands the value of assisting others in all aspects of life and is passionate about helping her clients create lasting and productive financial habits. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing and watching sports, yoga, fitness, painting, art, and spending time outside with her dog, Penny.

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Jacqueline Luhrs

LS Organics // IG.  A former professional dancer and current bikini pro, Jacqueline endured and overcame years of poor body image and living a lifestyle of constant “diets”.  She found healing mentally and physically when she changed her mentality and turned food into a tool to help her achieve her goals instead of battling it as an adversary. It is with this new view and healthy passion that she started LS Organics to provide others with the knowledge and power they need to live life to the fullest.

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Jamie Van Cuyk

Jamie VC // FB. Through consulting, Jamie helps small businesses learn how to attract, hire, and retain loyal and reliable employees. Jamie also help increase employee productivity allowing each staff member to be seen as an asset instead of an expense.

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