One of Us
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Known as “Papa” to his friends, Jeff Papa left the baseball diamond behind to pitch wine for Rombauer Vineyards to distributors in the southeastern United States. He loves Ponte Vedra, a good round of golf and pairing wines with food. more
All the world may be a stage, but Suzanne Hudson-Smith has realized her dream role as executive director at a First Coast community theater where she encourages players to bloom in their craft and shares her love of theater and the magic it creates. more
Mark Lowery, an entrepreneur who believes in giving back, is married with three children and enjoys the island life. Caribbean travel led to his latest endeavor to bring a smooth, refined tequila to the U.S. more
Jennifer Dew is a Florida native who realized her passion of working with pets by providing an easy-to-use pet care service to the Ponte Vedra community she calls home. more
Cara Burky still pinches herself two years after realizing her dream to open the Blue Jay Listening Room in Jacksonville Beach. The Florida native had a strong role model in her mother who taught Burky to be confident and work hard to reach her goals. more
Brett Simon, a founder of K9s For Warriors, currently serves as the organization’s president. When he’s not working with canines, he might be found on the golf course or out fishing. He caught the love of his life in Ponte Vedra and has called Florida home ever since. more
Tom Verri, a Bronx native, put on a uniform to serve his neighborhood, his city and his country. The family man has a skill set that includes law enforcement, teaching, acting and singing. By far, his favorite role is being a husband and father. more
Anne Crawford celebrates 10 years as Assistant Branch Manager and Youth Services Librarian at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch - St. Johns County Public Library System where she enjoys working with kids and teens, inspiring them to love reading and libraries. more
When Brandon Lewis learned about the homeopathic properties of CBD products, he and lifelong friend Kyle Chong teamed up to create a hemp and CBD company that puts quality, integrity, and transparency at the center of their business model. "It's not about the money," Lewis said. "We're helping people." more
Megan Wall, managing attorney at St. Johns Legal Aid, is passionate about the law and the protections if affords, especially to special needs populations. She speaks frequently to Council on Aging groups throughout the county about senior issues and presents a "People's Law School" at the Southeast Branch library. more
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