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Profile: Paul Wagenseil

June 16, 2017
■ BY SUE ERWIN Capt. Paul Wagenseil is quite familiar with tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass. Born and raised in Englewood, Paul started fishing when he was a kid. After receiving a kayak as a bir…

Profile: Kelsey Chavarria

June 2, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN Kelsey Chavarria has had an admiration for Boca Grande for as long as she can remember. She loves to surf, swim, skateboard, boat and fish. And since she’s been working as a patient…

Profile: Travis Joiner

May 26, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN If he isn’t taking a group of anglers out to fish, heading out crabbin’ with his family or serving as first mate for many well-known local captains, Travis Joiner is sure to be foun…

PROFILE: Kristie Gundzik

May 19, 2017
BY SUE ERWIN – If you’ve inquired about renting a place at the Boca Grande Club over the past few years, you’ve likely met Kristie Gundzik, assistant property manager at the club. Kristie was born …

Profile: Roselle Agles

May 12, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN You might see her cruising around town in her pink golf cart or walking the beach with her giant white “polar bear,” a Samoyed canine name Sage. Roselle Agles makes her way around t…

Profile: JoAnn Barwick

May 5, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN When JoAnn Barwick accepted a secretarial position at a public relations firm in New York City at the age of 22, she never would have guessed the serendipitous path that would event…

Profile: Jon Dillard

April 28, 2017
■  SUE ERWIN Gasparilla Island State Park Ranger Jon Dillard loves being outdoors. And in October of 2015, he landed a job in an ideal place to launch his career. Jon is from Clermont, Florida and …

Profile: Margarita Santiago

April 21, 2017
■  BY SUE ERWIN If you’ve had dinner recently at Fusion – the island’s newest restaurant – you’ve likely witnessed Food and Beverage Manager Margarita Santiago bustling about the establishment and …

Profile: Julia Pierce

April 14, 2017
■  SUE ERWIN You might see her performing on stage in the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium, taking a painting class at the art alliance, singing in the choir at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church…

PROFILE: Skylar Warren

April 7, 2017
BY SUE ERWIN – If you’re ready to step up your tennis game with a stronger swing and a crushing serve, you might want to think about talking with Skylar Warren, the assistant tennis pro at the Boca…