Connie Ferreira has been working in various art mediums for about 30 years. She studied art at the College of Central Florida, and has continued to take workshops given by various artists in the U.S. and in Europe. Ferreira has worked in acrylics, watercolors, polymer clay and, lately, in pen and ink.

Connie is a member of the On Top of the World Photo Club, ShutterBugs, and writes the club's column each month for the World News. She enjoys combining traveling and photography, believing that a good photo 'tells a story' or evokes an emotion.

Gemma is a former World Champion and World Record holder in the 100m backstroke. She represented Great Britain in the 2008 Summer Olympics, narrowly missing a medal in the 100m backstroke. Gemma also competed in the 2012 Olympics and earned fifth place in the 100m backstroke.

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Vocalist Jennifer Foster has sung opera, musical theatre, oratorio, recitals and chamber music with world class musicians and conductors throughout the United States and Europe. Her many credits include roles with the Los Angeles Opera, New World Symphony, a national tour with San Francisco Opera, performances with the Los

Caren was born and raised in Guatemala City until the age of 24. She moved to the United States and lived in different cities from Miami to Georgia and New York. She relocated with her family to Ocala in 2012. She graduated in Guatemala in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Dr. Andrew Franklin is from Essex, UK. He earned a 1st class Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Exeter (UK) in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2007. From 2007-2010 he performed Post-Doctoral Research in Organometallic Chemistry at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. Dr.

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Vanessa Fuller-Brown is a professional muralist, visionary artist, art instructor, writer and creative project manager having 30 yrs of art and design experience. With a BA in Fine Art from FSU, her portfolio includes national and international projects, both commercial and residential, specializing in large scale landscapes inspired through natural environments and sacred sites.

The SHINE program is a federally funded grant program that is established to Serve Health Insurance Needs of Elders and it is offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in conjunction with your local Area Agency on Aging: Elder Options.SHINE presenters are certified to provide year-round assistance to answer questions about: Medicare; Medigap/supplemental; Medicare advantage; prescripti

Passionate about horses, Tammy Gantt has been in the industry over 30 years. Gantt worked in racetrack marketing for 14 years before joining the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association. Her programs have included the Marion County's Horse Capital of the World, horse history, worldwide racetracks, racing and wagering, horses in art and thoroughbred retirement.

Dr. Gaudier is neurologist practicing in Ocala for 30 years. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico and then moved to the states for his Neurology training in Alabama, before establishing his practice in Marion County.

Colleen Griffin is a passionate educator and a creative cook. In addition to being the creator of the True Radiance System and her roles as a Human Design Specialist, certified life coach, and health coach, Colleen brings her expertise in the kitchen to Master the Possibilities.

Greg Gwilt has been a clay maker for more than 30 years. In his work, he strives to create beautiful unique pots for the home which enhance the pleasure of use. The pots are primarily wheel-thrown altered stoneware fired in gas atmospheric kilns. In addition to functional wear, his work also includes single-fired terra-cotta pieces primarily used in outdoor settings.

Mary Hamblen earned her B.A. in German and Secondary Education at Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, NE. She attended the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat ( University of Freiburg, Germany) and studied Germanistik for about a year. Hamblen's graduate studies in German were at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.

Linda has been an Artist and Teacher for over 40 years. She teaches watercolor from beginner to advanced, pen and ink and watercolor, watercolor batik on rice paper, silk painting, and a wide variety of water media techniques on various surfaces.

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Douglas Hart has over 30 years of experience in IT auditing, security and fraud work, including both United States and International. He is currently involved with the Florida Attorney General's Office in their Seniors vs. Crime program, which he serves as the Manager of the Ocala office.

Matt Hibbs, Director of Golf at On Top of the World Communities, Inc., has been with the company for thirteen years. Matt was born in Flint, Michigan and relocated to Florida in 2005 when he joined the Walt Disney World Golf Team. He attended Ferris State University and graduated with a degree in Professional Golf Management.

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