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.
Grace Cunningham is a writer, photographer and multimedia storyteller. Grace is a graduate of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Journalism and Media Studies program, and has created content for media outlets such as Tampa Bay’s WUSF Public Media. Born and raised in the Jacksonville area, Grace is happiest at the beach, surrounded by music or with friends and family. She returns to Jacksonville with a love for telling stories in and about the community.
Legally named Jacob, but he goes by Jake. The only time he hears “Jacob” is when he's in trouble with his mother. Jake currently, resides in Orange Park, Florida. He was born in the Orange Park Hospital, actually! Baseball was his life until he was 24 years old, and ended his career as an assistant Coach at Thomas University. Jake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and graduates December of 2018 with Master’s in Organizational Leadership! His Bulldog and Belgian Shepherd are his pride and joy, along with his Testudo Tortoise CiCi! Jake loves to explore foreign opportunities and places! William Faulkner once stated, “Get it down, take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” He, wholeheartedly believes that we will never be able to hit a home-run if we don’t take the bat off of our shoulder and swing the bat.
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.
Sandra graduated from the University of North Florida with a major in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is currently going back to school for nursing and as an aspiring ER nurse, as well as a freelance writer. She started writing poetry in 5th grande and is a firm believer that writing and nature are the best forms of escape. Sandra grew-up in Pennsylvania and is a diehard Eagles fan, avid coffee drinker, and Dunkin’ Donuts addict. In her free time, she enjoys watching and solving crime mysteries as well as hiking mountains. Her goal is to eventually hike Mt. Everest but before summiting on the highest mountain on earth, she is currently prepping for hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Keith is a Florida native and has lived in Jacksonville nearly all his life. He has been alive long enough to realize that Jacksonville may be a huge city but has many small-town attributes. He firmly believes that small businesses in Jax deserve more recognition than they are getting right now. When he is not at his full-time job, Keith enjoys taking pictures, watching/playing sports, and recording podcasts with his friends. If you have a business you would like spotlighted for Business of the Week, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @KeithManze.
Senée, On Jacksonville’s first columnist, has over a decade of public health and writing experience, and a distinct talent for translating sciency jargon into interesting, actionable prose aimed at disease prevention and health promotion. The University of South Florida Public Health graduate and Technical Writing student says, “Public Health taught me how to identify, track, control, and prevent disease. Technical Writing is teaching me how to best communicate this critical information to busy people in a meaningful way.” Senée’s public health background touches every corner of Jacksonville, spans across country, and reaches all the way to the village of Molepolole in Africa. Through independent study and travel, she has acquired several languages and experienced many differing cultural perspectives on global health topics. Her world-rounded touch comes home to On Jacksonville, where she ‘slings font’ weekly for the Community Health blog.
Tommy spent six and a half years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, holding numerous leadership positions and doing multiple combat deployments. Upon leaving the service, he worked with multiple nonprofits, helping wounded service members and veterans recover through cycling and triathlon. This work deeply resonated with him and led him to pursue a Master of Arts in sport psychology.
Working in this capacity, Tommy embraces the wise words of Henry Ford, who once said, “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford was talking about mindset. Mindset is everything. The way we think, the way we interpret sensory information, and our ability to thrive in complex environments are all determined by our mindset. It grounds our approach. It either helps us get where we want to go, or it is what is holding us back. With this understanding, Tommy works with athletes, performers, and business professionals, to hone their mindset, enabling them to find the results commensurate with their innate abilities.
Tommy is an active endurance athlete residing in Boulder, and can be found on the roads, trails, and pools in the local area. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership at CU Boulder.
Jessica C. Northey is a multimedia producer to include: writing, photography, graphic design and video. Her background includes writing topics for music and tourism in Orlando from theme parks to music news. She is looking forward to learning more about her new home in Jacksonville and meeting new people in the area.
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