I am extremely passionate about what Style stands for because this magazine represents the community where I grew up and have called home for most of my life. I attended Leesburg High School, went to college at Lake-Sumter Community College (now Lake-Sumter State College), married here, raised my children here, and now own a business here. I am very proud to be a part of this community, and I always do my best to give back to the people, businesses, and organizations that have given so much to my family and me.
Therefore, since it is the season of giving, my team and I have put together a special issue for you this month. We did not write any feature stories or have any special profiles on our business community. We designated our entire feature section to showcasing Lake and Sumter counties in pictures. We are telling a story only in photographs. This photo essay illustrates the magnificent lifestyle, the natural beauty, and the sense of community that this area offers.
This month’s issue is a tribute to my home. It is a tribute to my family, my friends, and the readers who embrace Style every month. I hope you enjoy the issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.
I would like to thank our amazing chief photographer, Fred Lopez. It is through his skill, expertise, and incredible photos that we are able to highlight all that is beautiful about this community.