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Friday, October 30, 2020

Person of Interest

Person of Interest: For the love of pets

Person of Interest: For the love of pets

Dr. Tracie Wilson treats every dog and cat with extra dose of TLC at Animal Medical Center in Eustis. Photo: Douglas Tyler Vital Stats Grew up in Central Florida. Owns two dogs: Babe and Rowdy; and cats Dublin and Sun…
Person of Interest: Mariah Wallis

Person of Interest: Mariah Wallis

Founder of Clermont Compassion strives to give back. Photos: Anthony Rao Vital Stats  22 years old.   Sixth-generation Clermont resident. Graduated from Valencia College with a degree in baking and pastry management. Tell me about Clermont Compassion: Every month, Clermont Compassion…
Person of Interest: Duke Jackson

Person of Interest: Duke Jackson

Elections Support Director for Lake County Supervisor of Elections. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Has worked 21 years at this job in his hometown of Tavares. Carmen, his wife of 33 years, also works in the Supervisor of Elections office.…
Person of Interest: Terri Kracht

Person of Interest: Terri Kracht

Animal-lover is dedicated to serving her community Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats: Originally from Orlando. Has lived in Clermont since 1988. December 2019 recipient of the Ann Dupee Gem of the Hills Award. What are you passionate about?  I’m just…
Person of Interest: Patricia Kry

Person of Interest: Patricia Kry

Executive director of the Faith Neighborhood Center in Groveland.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats:  Has been a nurse for 30 years. Nominated to the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. Started South Lake High School’s Certified Nursing Assistant…
Person of Interest: Matthew Baumann

Person of Interest: Matthew Baumann

President and owner of Property Financial Services   Vital Stats: Hometown: Groveland, where he is seeking reelection for mayor. Wife: Erin.   What people should know about me: I am a multifaceted man, completing corporate taxes while running for mayor…
Dr. George J. Hagerty

Dr. George J. Hagerty

President of Beacon College    Vital Stats: President of the accredited, nonprofit liberal arts school in downtown Leesburg noted as America’s first college to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. Resides in…
Person of Interest: Elisha Pappacoda

Person of Interest: Elisha Pappacoda

Communications Director, Lake County   Vital Stats: Former journalist, Fordham alum, lives in Sorrento. Married to an entrepreneur. Children: Dog mom. Hometown: Fourth-generation New Yorker, born in Brooklyn.   Why do I enjoy my job? Serving the community, informing citizens…
Person of Interest: Whitney Boylston

Person of Interest: Whitney Boylston

Director, Office of Animal Services, Lake County   Vital Stats: Born and raised in Eustis; graduated from Leesburg High School. Former teacher, now director of Office of Animal Services for Lake County. Single and one of five siblings. Furbabies: one…
Person Of Interest: Dee Dee Bitter

Person Of Interest: Dee Dee Bitter

Vital Stats Lives in Grand Island. Has been teaching 29 years. Family includes husband, Randy; two sons, Austin and Alex.   My motivation to teach: Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.…
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