Dr. Giovanni Aloi is an author, editor, and art curator specializing in the history and theory of photography, representation of nature, and everyday objects in art. He has published with Columbia University Press, Phaidon, MIT, Laurence King, and Prestel.

Dr. Jamie Amir completed his dental training at Guy's, King's and St. Thomas's Dental School in London, before moving to Florida where he completed two years of comprehensive dental implant training at the University of Florida Center for implant dentistry.

Lars Andersen is a full-time river guide and naturalist for Adventure Outpost in High Springs, Florida.

Ina, a teacher for more than 30 years, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa in 1975. Her background includes Psychology, Biological Sciences, Research, Philosophy and Administration. Now retired, she is following her love of gardening and completed the Marion County Master Gardener Volunteer Training.

Teresa Armstrong, a retired Physician Assistant with a specialization in emergency medicine, has a diverse background marked by service and expertise. Teresa served in the Air Force as a crew chief on F15 aircraft and as a club manager. She is a disabled veteran.

Michael Arnold is the Construction Liason at On Top of the World Communities.

Joe Bartosh lives in Ocala and is married with two grown children, two grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He is originally from Wisconsin. He spent many years in law enforcement prior to spending the second half of his career in local government. He has seen it from the labor as well as management side, having both been a union president and administrator.

John N. Beck is a lawyer with the Colen and Wagoner firm. His areas of expertise include Estate Planning, Taxes, and Corporate Business Law. He has experience planning for high net-worth individuals, and complex charitable planning. John stays active in education, routinely publishing articles and giving webinars to both clients and practitioners alike.

Penny Berton has been a professional Tap Dance instructor for over 30 years. She has received extensive training from New York's finest including Gregory Hines, Brenda Bufalino, Jan Mickens, Savion Glover, and Phil Black. Penny has owned a successful dance studio in New York for over 20 years, and has taught tap in numerous venues for all ages.

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon appears with his B3 Blues Band and as a Solo artist at venues throughout the the state of Florida. He has opened for BB King in 2010 & Buddy Guy in 2008. He is originally from Athens, Texas which is about 75 miles East of Dallas. He has 4 CDs on the market and his music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, ITunes, Amazon, etc.

Leigh Blair is the Director of Marketing at Hospice of Marion County (HMC). She has worked at HMC 12 years, and has worked in the healthcare industry for 30 years. Leigh brings her positive, compassionate personality to inform and educate audiences about hospice care.

Devin Breedon, a passionate dietitian and wellness enthusiast, founded Vital Nutrition with a mission to revolutionize health through personalized attention and evidence-based advice. Witnessing the transformative impact of nutrition, he aims to inspire individuals to take control of their well-being.

Pat Burns has been a certified UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Master Gardener since 2016. She was previously on the Board of Directors as Director of Educational Outreach and Plant Clinic. As an avid gardener with a talent for raising Monarch butterflies, Pat has also performed many speaking engagements for the organization. I am sure you will find Pat a delightful and talented speaker.

Born in Kobe, Japan, Shizuka Yamagishi Campagna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Jochi Daigaku (Sophia University) in Tokyo. After moving to the U.S. she worked as an international marketing and business development manager for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in nuclear field, and later for the SONY Corporation.

Tina Carchia is a very versatile instructor and has been teaching art classes at Master the Possibilities for the past 15 years. She is a self-taught Artist / Instructor specializing in the beginner & intermediate levels in Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils and Reverse Glass Painting. Tina is a Member of T.E.A.M.

Sandy Carey is one of the facilitators of the "Keeping Current on Events" group at Master the Possbilities.

Professor Michael Carter has taught college level history courses for 42 years at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He is a member in the New England Historical Association, the American Historical Society and the Civil War Educational Association. He has also lectured at assisted living residences in Massachusetts for more than ten years.

Ray Cech has a B.S. from Pace University in New York and an M.B.A from the University of San Francisco. He was president of Dunhill Executive Search and senior manager at Xerox Corporation. His writing and photography experience includes Triathlon Today, California Yacht Club, The Wall Street Journal, and The Dunhill News.

Gregory R. (Greg) Clements is the Associate Director of Research and Technology, in the Exploration Research and Technology Programs Directorate at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

Jerry Colen is married and has three adult children and eight grandchildren. Jerry graduated from Ohio State University then earned his JD from University of Texas School of Law. He has practiced in the state of Florida for 50+ years specializing in real estate, simple and complex estate and financial planning, wills, probate, trust administration and elder law.