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Gregory EnnsPublisher Gregory Enns is a Fort Pierce native whose family's ties to the Treasure Coast date to 1897. Enns began his journalism career at the Fort Pierce News-Tribune and then went on to reporting and editing jobs at the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota and the St. Petersburg Times. From 2001 to 2006, he was managing editor of The Tuscaloosa News, a daily newspaper in Alabama owned by The New York Times Co. While in Tuscaloosa, Enns launched tidesports.com, a national Web site devoted to Crimson Tide athletics, and founded Tuscaloosa, one of the most successful glossy magazines in the New York Times Co.'s regional newspaper group. Enns is a graduate of John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, received a bachelor's degree in political science at Loyola University in New Orleans and a master's in journalism and public affairs at American University. In 1997, he was a John S. and James L. Knight Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Enns and his wife, Gretchen, and their three children live in Fort Pierce. Contact here or call 772.466.3346.
Allen OsteenAssociate Publisher Allen Osteen is a Treasure Coast native who grew up in St. Lucie Village. As president of East Coast Lumber & Supply Co., he oversees two truss plants and various lumberyards and retail stores in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties. Osteen's family ties to the region and the lumber industry date to the 1880s, when his great-grandfather opened a lumberyard in Eau Gallie. Osteen is a past president of Main Street Fort Pierce, the Fort Pierce Rotary Club and the Florida Building Material Association. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of St. Anastasia Catholic School and is a director of Harbor Florida Bancshares, the holding company for Harbor Federal Savings Bank. Osteen is a graduate of John Carroll High School and received a bachelor’s degree in management from Tulane University. He and his wife, Terry, and their three children live on John's Island.
Porfirio SolorzanoChief photographer Porfirio Solorzano was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, and moved to Atlanta at the age of 14. He returned to Nicaragua to finish high school at the American School in Managua. After a couple of years of junior college, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving four years of active duty and 10 years in the reserves. He got into photojournalism in 1991 when he joined The New York Times Co. working at The Forsyth County News in Cumming, Ga. He worked at The Tuscaloosa News from 1994 through 2005, when he left the newspaper to set up his own business as a freelance photographer in Moundville, Ala.
Janie GouldJanie Gould, a longtime resident of Indian River County, is the oral history specialist at WQCS, the National Public Radio affiliate of the Treasure Coast. She worked for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and the Palm Beach Post for a total of 13 years and was managing editor of the University of Florida alumni magazine for five years. She is a pianist, a member of the board of United for Families and former board member at Hibiscus Children's Center. She is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach and has a 9-year-old daughter.
Diane RobertsDiane Roberts is an eighth-generation Floridian. Educated at Florida State and Oxford universities, she is a commentator for the BBC and National Public Radio and a political columnist for the St. Petersburg Times. She is a former English professor at the University of Alabama and is a professor of creative writing and literature at Florida State University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Times of London, The New Republic and other magazines. Her latest book, "Dream State," out in paperback, is a political/satirical/historical account of her strange family and their long relationship with Florida.
Bill MaxwellBill Maxwell is an editorial writer and columnist for the St. Petersburg Times. A native of Fort Lauderdale, he earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in English and history from Bethune-Cookman College, a master's degree in English language and literature from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from National Lewis University. He has taught in several universities and colleges, including Indian River Community College from 1986-1988. In addition to the St. Petersburg Times, he has written for the Chicago Defender, the Fort Pierce News-Tribune, The Gainesville Sun, The Tuscaloosa News and The New York Times Syndicate.
Alto "Bud" Adams Jr.Nature photographer Alto "Bud" Adams Jr., a native of St. Lucie County who has been carrying a camera with him since he was 10, is the author of several wildlife photography books. He is chairman of Adams Ranch in St. Lucie County. His father Alto Adams, Sr. purchased the Adams Ranch in 1937. Bud Adams began managing the family ranch after graduating from the University of Florida in 1948. Adams has served as president of the Florida Cattlemen's Association and was honored by the National Cattlemen's Association for his stewardship of natural resources.
Su L. AndersonSu L. Anderson, a native of Port St. Lucie, recently returned to Florida after working as a photojournalist at newspapers in New York, Michigan and Indiana. Anderson received a bachelor's degree in photojournalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and a second bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. She has also studied photography in London.
Susan BurgessSusan Burgess is a former reporter for the Fort Pierce Tribune and the old Jensen Beach Mirror. The former owner of a weekly newspaper, she is also co-editor of the book, "Think Fast! The ADD Experience.'' Burgess is owner of Communications Today in Fort Pierce and lives in Fort Pierce.
Camille S. YatesCamille S. Yates is a wildlife biologist with a master’s degree in ecology from Florida Institute of Technology. Throughout her studies, she has gotten her feet wet in numerous Florida wetlands including the Indian River Lagoon, the Everglades, and the St. Johns Marsh. She has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the St. Johns River Water Management District, National Audubon Society, St. Lucie County and Earth's Millennium Inc. She is the community and corporate relations manager for Fort Pierce Utilities and oversees the Manatee Observation and Education Center. She is an avid writer, hunter and nature lover.
Shelley OwensShelley Owens is a Fort Pierce-based freelance business writer who covers trends in the restaurant and tea industries. Owens has a background in marketing strategic planning and process planning and improvement. She is a fan of dairy farms -- a model of business efficiency and a business the Treasure Coast has in abundance.
Gloria Taylor WeinbergGloria Taylor Weinberg is a free-lance writer who retired from the Fort Pierce Tribune in 2001 after 22 years, during which she served in a variety of positions including reporter, photographer, columnist, life editor and special projects editor. Weinberg has three grown children, two of whom live in Fort Pierce. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, gardening and doting on her grandchildren. She is also writing a novel set in her hometown of Clewiston, Fla. Weinberg and her husband, Mark, live in Fort Pierce.
Jack JacksonJack Jackson has lived in Vero since 1980 and has been the owner and operator of Vero’s Tackle and Sport Shop for 23 years and has been a fishing guide on the Indian River Lagoon since 1984. He was fishing columnist for the Vero Beach Press Journal for 21 years and has taught a Florida fishing class at Vero Beach High School for 13 years. Jackson was raised near Louisville, Ky., and received a bachelor of science degree in analytical chemistry from Miami (Ohio) and a master of science degree in plant protection from Purdue University. Jackson is widowed with three grown children, all of whom love to fish.
Willi MillerBefore finding Florida, Willi Miller lived on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands for 16 years. There she discovered the joy of sailing and began a 27-year career in radio. She started a new career in writing 10 years ago, shortly after arriving in Vero Beach, where she lives with Sadie, a schipperke she adopted at the drive-up window of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Puss, the kitten who found refuge in her house through Sadie's dog door after the hurricanes of 2004. Miller received the Cultural Council of Indian River County's Laurel Award for professional achievement in 2006 and the national Gabriel Award for her radio production of a tribute to composer Norman dello Joio.
Rob DowneyRob Downey has been a freelance photographer for 32 years, specializing in corporate, editorial, product and interior design assignments. He earned a degree in business from University of Connecticut in 1972, learned his craft in hometown of Westport, moving his business to Florida in 1981. Downey’s involvement in local government led to his election as mayor of Melbourne Village from 2002 to 2004. His success in endurance sports earned him national age group recognition in triathlon with USAT All-America status awarded the past four years.
Greg GardnerGreg Gardner is a 30-year Florida resident, freelance writer, photographer and television commercial producer. He has worked for the Vero Beach Press-Journal, Fort Pierce News Tribune, and Jensen Beach Mirror during his journalism career as a reporter, photographer, columnist and editor. Gardner also worked as a cameraman/editor for WTVX News when it was a CBS affiliate. Gardner is a graduate of the University of South Florida and is a chief warrant officer in the Florida Guard. He lives in Jensen Beach with a daughter, Morgan, attending college in Tallahassee.
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