Jodi Pelletier would say she is no one special. I disagree. Jodi is a teacher in the local Tampa Bay…
Melanie S. Griffin practices in Dean Mead’s litigation department, representing clients locally in Tampa and Orlando, statewide throughout Florida, throughout the southeast, and beyond. More importantly, she is my friend and a woman in the Tampa Bay area making BIG waves in our community! Among other things, Melanie mentors and advocates for women in not only the legal industry but across the board! Most recently, she presented on a diversity and inclusion for the Florida Bar YLD Diversity Symposium.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did making it. AND keep an eye out for Melanie. She’s just getting started!
Today, I just wanted to talk with guys about some changes I’d like to make to the podcast. AND to thank you so much for your support and encouragement! You’ve been great!
So have a listen today and let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear your feedback on the changes as well as some challenges and maybe some suggestions on inspirational people you know, in Tampa or anywhere!
To send feedback or make suggestions, email me at [email protected] or you can find me on all social media or my website at http://lisademmi.com
I look forward to hearing from you!
Ricky Sailor is a very special guy! He founded and has been running an organization called Unsigned Preps for some time now!
The organization is built on positioning exposure, education, community service and consulting as the keys to effectively producing well-rounded student-athletes that flourish on college campuses.
Unsigned Preps has a 100% high school graduation rate and currently, they have 50, soon to be 101, kids that have graduated from college. Additionally, they have a handful in the NFL.
The NFL isn’t the goal, however. Graduating from college and becoming a good citizen, responsible adult and all that comes with it, is.
Ricky has been there and done that. He was highly recruited out of both high school and junior college. There’s nothing these kids can do that Ricky probably hasn’t already tried. he says he never had a kid get kicked off of a team for lack of ability BUT he has had a kid get kicked off a team for attitude.
Listen to him and you can’t help but hear the passion he has for this program!
For more information, you can go to the website here.
Jennifer Lockwood is a special human being. She’s a pilot, a mother, and a former resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
When her former home was destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, she couldn’t sit idly by and do nothing. She got her employer, St. Pete Air, and the Glasscock Family Foundation and decided to take matters into her own hands. Little by little, they started taking over chain saws, water, and generators. Eventually, it got to be getting supplies in and pets out and today they have teamed up with dozens of organizations to provide vital supplies, people, and other needs!
This relief effort will last for some time and there is still plenty of need for animal rescue, skilled labors, tarp installation, solar power, and supplies.
You can help! Just go to usvirelief.org and you can scroll the home page for ways to donate and help.
In the meantime, meet Jen and see that people CAN and DO make a difference.
John Robinson is one of those people making a BIG difference in his community, specifically when it comes to veterans. John is the Co-Founder and President of Post 9/11 Veterans and a former Marine. He, along with Marc Wolfson and a diverse Board of Directors and Advisory Board have put together one of the most unique and impactful veteran-centric organizations in the Tampa Bay area. They serve other Post 9/11 veterans in many ways whether it be providing them with financial direction, bridge loans for education or simply giving them a mission and a reason to feel like they’re part of a unit again!
For more information regarding Post 9/11 Veterans, take a listen and then go to https://www.post911veterans.org
Welcome to the Small Magic podcast! We’ll be talking with ordinary people making a big impact on their communities and talking about ways we can be better humans!