Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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September 24, 2017

Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Jack Petro

Person of Interest: Jack Petro

Theater critic Vital Stats: Has reviewed hundreds of productions for blogs and newspapers. He and wife Jan participate in Villages theater groups. Has written short stories and novels. Turns 90 in November. What was your profession? Factory manager of five different manufacturing plants for General Electric, requiring extensive international travel. I was a constituent relations representative for General Electric lobbying Sen. John Glenn. George Stephanopoulos…
Person of Interest: Gary Gilchrist

Person of Interest: Gary Gilchrist

Golf instructor Vital Stats: Leads the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills. Coaches some of the world’s best women golfers, including Ariya Jutanugarn, Lydia Ko, and Shanshan Feng. Recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the top teachers in America. Born in Durban, South Africa, and played professionally on the South African Sunshine Tour.   How did you…
Person of Interest: Adam Meyer

Person of Interest: Adam Meyer

Chief creative officer, Steamroller Studios   Vital Stats: Eustis native, co-founder with Jalil Sadool and Keith Lackey of Steamroller Studios, a game development company, specializing in animation, programming, concept art for movies and games. Company’s projects: “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” “Worms W.M.D.,” “Prey,” and others. Film projects include: “Avatar,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” and “The…
Person Of Interest: Kris Kruse

Person Of Interest: Kris Kruse

Clermont police officer Vital Stats: Returned to full duty in February, one year after suffering burns over 70 percent of his body when a gas can exploded in a bonfire accident. The 22-year-old attended Lake Technical College for the police academy and began his career in 2015. Family: Parents Jack, also a Clermont police officer, and Jill, younger brother Kevin, fiancée Liz Darrah.   Lowest…
Person of Interest: David Cohea

Person of Interest: David Cohea

Preservationist of historic buildings What I want people to know about me: I’m perpetually amazed and humbled and grateful for the beauty of this old world. Why are you passionate about preservation? Care for the history of places like Mount Zion is essential to the stability of this community going forward. What attracted you to saving the church? The community it served has all but…
Person of Interest: Michael Rankin

Person of Interest: Michael Rankin

Leesburg Deputy City Manager/Economic and Community Services Vital stats: Michael and his wife Kristi, who works for Ro-Mac, made a commitment last June to keep Main Street Antiques open in downtown Leesburg. The pair will celebrate three years of marriage in August.   We see Main Street Antiques as: An opportunity to invest in the community who supports us. What it takes to juggle the…
Person of Interest: Peyton C. Grinnell

Person of Interest: Peyton C. Grinnell

Newly elected sheriff of Lake County Vital Stats As the former chief deputy to retired Sheriff Gary Borders, Grinnell was elected Lake County Sheriff in the recent general election. Born in Eustis, grew up in Leesburg, graduated from Leesburg High School Resides in Lady Lake A Marine Corps combat veteran during Operation Just Cause and in the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield/Storm Completed basic…
Person of Interest: Kate DiCamillo

Person of Interest: Kate DiCamillo

Vital Stats Author Kate DiCamillo grew up in Clermont and moved to Minnesota in her 20s. Her first novel “Because of Winn-Dixie” in 2000 was a bestseller and garnered her a Newberry Award. Her latest novel, “Raymie Nightingale,” was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller list. Raymie Clark, hero of the book, was inspired by the author’s own life and growing up in Central…

Person of Interest: Shelley Graham // 2015 Most Eligible Bachelorette

photo: fred lopez VITAL STATS AGE: Hmm, difficult to answer. Lets just say I’ve celebrated a few anniversaries of my 31st birthday HOME: Tavares What is your passion? Helping people, especially those with medical and physical needs. What hobbies do you enjoy? Traveling, working out, relaxing at the beach, and experimenting with cuisines from different cultures. How did it feel to be the Top Single?…

Persons of interest William & VeronicaConley Corps Officers for the Salvation Army

photo: fred lopez VITAL STATS Home: Leesburg Ages: Will, 36; Veronica, 25 Connected: The Conleys met more than two years ago, via a mutual friend, and from Facebook as Salvation Army cadets. They were commissioned and ordained in the Salvation Army on June 5, and married June 7. They now oversee the Salvation Army of Lake and Sumter counties at 2605 South St., Leesburg. TIME…
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