Frank Sunshadow Curtis is a photographer, storyteller and Native American flutist. He writes children's stories in the style of his Indian elders to teach important life lessons. He transforms those stories by illustrating them and putting them to music. Curtis has performed at art galleries, libraries, schools and assisted-living facilities.

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Dave Schlenker has been a reporter, editor and columnist with the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun for more than 25 years. In that quarter-century, he most likely will be remembered as the journalist who broke the two-butted chicken story that rattled cages from that quiet farm in Ocala to Jay Leno’s desk in Los Angeles.

Heath learned how to dive while living in Hawaii in 1989. She now has over a thousand dives, and became a PADI instructor in 2011. She currently teaches snorkeling, Discover Scuba, Scuba Certification, and Advanced Scuba and Refresher Dives.

Jill has a BS from Nova Southeastern University and a Master's Degree in Education from Troy State University. Prior to retiring as a middle school pre-Algebra teacher, Jill Davis worked at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, in St. Augustine, Florida.

Barbara is a trained AEA Certified Fitness Instructor. She has training through Hydro-Pilates, American Sports & Fitness Association, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, and SCW Fitness. She has been involved in teh aquatic fitness industry for more than 30 years.

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Cammy Dennis holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and fitness certifications in both personal training and group exercise from the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Jim Di Paolo started his music career on the accordion at the age of five. He began taking piano lessons during his elementary school years. Jim joined the junior high school marching band playing the tenor saxophone and formed his first band playing the accordion.

Professor Lisa Didier taught at the College of Lake County, IL for 20 years before taking her classroom to sea as guest enrichment lecturer aboard 80 cruises for the Celebrity, Holland America, Azamara and Princes cruise lines.

Frank DiPiero spent 35 years in public education, 16 as a secondary science teacher and the rest in a variety of administrative roles from principal to superintendent. He also had a second career as an Air Force officer with 30 years of reserve and active duty service.

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Debora has been a registered nurse for 30 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 20 years, with experience in Family Practice, Urgent Care, Occupational Health Wound and Wound Care. She opened Symphony Healthcare in December, 2012, with a focus on Functional Medicine, health and wellness. She focuses on structure and function of body systems, to work on correcting foundational chemistry.

Dr. Dunn knew that he wanted to be a dentist at the age of 14. His older sister became a dental hygienist and her passion was contagious enough to inspire young Stephen. During college he worked at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry as a researcher and become involved in the publication of articles in the International Association of Dental Research.

Sam was trained by and worked for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in various areas with expertise in crime scene investigation and forensics (fingerprints and automated systems). Testified, taught college, lectured, adult learning, etc. He has worked with the Owensboro Police Department Crime Scene Unit; Escambia County Sheriff's Office; U.S. Dept.

Laura is the Lung Health Nurse Navigator at AdventHealth Ocala. She was born and raised in Ocala. Laura graduated from the College of Central Florida with an Associate’s degree in nursing and from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her background in nursing includes radiology, respiratory and infusion services.

Mary Ehle has taught Mahjong for over 20 years. She has taught hundreds of people.

Elaine Smith has 20 years of experience designing, developing and deploying global entrepreneurial leadership programs for world-leading technology and professional services companies. Elaine holds a B.S. from CUNY and has Certificates from Babson College Executive Education, CGE&Y Guru School and Disney Leadership Programs.

Dr. Yousef Elyaman received his medical degree from the University of Technology in Santiago. He is board certified in internal medicine and is board eligible in pediatrics.