Profiles


Profile: Jennifer Burdette Campbell

August 14, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Busy. It’s the word that comes to mind when thinking of Jennifer Burdette Campbell, a work-at-home mom to three children who calls Boca Grande her home. She and her husband, Da…

Profile: Mary Smedley

August 7, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Three years ago, I wrote my first profile. The subject was a former ambassador to Morocco and an undersecretary general of the United Nations. I could barely fit his resume on any n…

PROFILE: Gene Glidden

July 24, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Gene Glidden is soft-spoken, ruddy-cheeked man whose cheerful demeanor belies the ruthlessness of the man who sits atop a commercial and residential painting empire. Just kidding. B…

Profile: Christine Stites

July 17, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – She’s Chrissy to most, but only if you knew her after she moved here. Or before she became a professional. It’s a little confusing. She had switched to Christine in order to be take…

Profile: Joshua Karl

July 10, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – Joshua Karl would have had to try pretty hard to end up in a place more different than Boca Grande. When he grew up here on the island, he went by Joshua Johnson, of the “harbor pil…

Profile: Scott O’Connor

July 3, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – To put it simply, Scott O’Connor is living the good life. He and his wife, Kristin, aren’t cruising the seas in luxury yachts or gambling in Monte Carlo, but he lives in a tropical …

Profile: Nancy Lynne Hyde

June 26, 2015
  BY JACK SHORT – For Nancy Lynne Hyde, family is everything. When asked what inspires her, innervates her, she didn’t hesitate to say that she loves working with kids and spending time with …

Profile: Jeremy (Chino) Chamathorn

June 12, 2015
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – When Jeremy Chamathorn (a.k.a. Jeremy Chino) first came to Boca Grande, he was astounded by the island’s beauty. His cousin, Patrick Vollmer, had enticed him here with the promi…

Profile: The new minister in town, Matthew Williams

May 29, 2015
Matthew and Joy, Bella and Gracie BY JACK SHORT – Sometimes it takes a few knocks at the door before someone finally answers…

A tale of two soldiers … Walter Tatko and John Bourgoin

May 22, 2015
BY JACK SHORT – To anyone who happened upon a scene in the kitchen of the Palmetto Inn recently, two men pouring over maps with their wives and siblings, sandwiches and soup cooking on the other si…