Annual Dinner Gala

Annual Dinner Committee
Melissa Canfield
Committee Chair
HiTech Automotive
HiTech Automotive is a family owned and operated family mechanic shop.  Joe and Melissa Canfield have been the owners for the past 13 years.  There is a large 8 bay shop with an RV lift outside which easily lifts commercial work vehicles also.  The technicians specialize in brakes, air conditioning, and check engine light diagnostics.  Good referrals are drivers who want a second opinion on their repair bill, business owners with multiple vehicles who need to stay on the road to earn a living, and people who love cars.  We welcome the opportunity to earn your business. 
Candice Duffey
Duffey Tree Care
Erin Messano
FirstLight Home Care
Marketing Manager
FirstLight Home Care is a leading home care company, provident compassionate in-home care, senior care, and respite care to any adult in need.
Glen Woo
My Easy Mortgage LLC
Branch Manager - Loan Officer

Working directly with residential applicants over the past 15 years has given me insight to make the lending process more streamlined and less complex. Through partnering with different lenders, I am dedicated to providing solutions that are custom-fit to your needs.

With a sophisticated understanding of what lenders are looking for and what borrowers need, we can partner together to make your dream of home ownership come true. My extensive background in conventional and government lending allows me to help any type of buyer with their residential financing needs.

Jeanne Baldi
Birthdays to Banquets
Jennifer Montgomery
Repair Your Tech
Karen Ayers
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
Karyn Scech
Karyn Scech Yellowfin Realty
Marie Gilmore
The Osprey Observer Newspapers
Managing Editor

Gilmore started the newspaper as a one-page newsletter in FishHawk 17 years ago and it has grown to four editions with a circulation of more than 80,000 copies, along with a Website Quesada says, “I couldn’t be prouder of our staff that has always gone the extra mile to make this newspaper a success.” Colesanti has been with Gilmore since the beginning and says “Marie has an energy to make things happen; to put forth an idea and we have a great team to put it into action.” Colesanti also says “The Osprey Observer doesn’t just print community events, we as a team get involved in them, whether it is cleaning the highways or participating in fundraisers.”

Michael Holmes
Delta Credit Restoration
Michael Whitehead
Buccaneer Power
Michael is the owner of Buccaneer Power, your rooftop solar energy solution!  He's an Air Force veteran, pilot, father of six, and husband to Susan Whitehead of Buccaneer Marketing.  In spite of a significant amount of travel, Susan and Michael have called the Brandon - Valrico area "home" since 2010.  They are entrepreneurs, family and faith minded, with an adventurous spirit and drive.  
Missy Duncan
Missy's Ink
There's nothing better than looking your best all day long.  When you look good on the outside, it helps you to feel better on the inside.  Life's not always perfect, but your makeup can be! 
#Missysink #MissyDuncan #Missysinkpermanentmakeup 
Nate Goldenberg, CFP®
NextWave Wealth
Owner - Financial Planner
NextWave Wealth helps developing professionals and entrepreneurs get the most out of what they earn.  Our goal is to help you achieve financial independence and live the life you want to, not the life you have to.

Abi Merkle
AM Design & Services
Owner/Graphic Artist
Your local advertising/marketing professional with over 20 years in corporate retail advertising experience.
• Social Media Management
• Logo Design
• Package Design
• Photoshop Editing & Manipulation
• Manuals, Catalogs & Brochures
• Banners, Custom Wall Art & Trade Show Materials
• Marketing Services
• Product Photography & much more
Shannon Carlton
Co-Work Landing
Shannon graduated from Florida State University and began her life in Brandon with her family in 1998. She spent the first part of her career in the financial services industry and then moved into sales for a local publication in South East Hillsborough County, where she worked for 10 years developing relationships and learning sales. 

She firmly believes that entrepreneurs change the world. They stimulate the economy and affect change in policies and education. Their creativity and drive leads to innovation in their fields. And since Small business is the backbone of our country Shannon built CoWork Landing for the world changing entrepreneurs and solopreneurs so they can work outside of their home in affordable and collaborative office environments.

Shannon is also a commercial realtor in the Tampa market and helps businesses identify and clarify their real estate objectives and then working with them to accomplish those objectives. 
Barry Carroll
Google Guy
Barry Carroll is a Google Trusted Photographer, Google Trusted Verifier, Google Local Guide, Google Official City Partner and Google Strategist. He is known as the Search Engine Educator and teaches business owners how to leverage the Google platform for their business while putting businesses on the map in 360°of grandeur, in photographs and with indexed words for Google Search.

He is a marketing consultant and a former award-winning investigative reporter. He has been bringing order out of chaos with strategies to reach goals all of his adult life. In three years he joined and rose to the level of group vice president of a national leading market research firm; grew a volunteer-based church 75% in 18 months and has made millions of dollars for his clients. 
Lisa Pusateri
A & A Mortgage Funding, Inc.
Owner and CEO
Lisa Pusateri, more commonly known as “Your Friendly Mortgage Broker”, has been originating mortgage loans for over 32 years. She is the Owner and CEO of A & A Mortgage Funding, Inc. (A full service mortgage company - NMLS# 227399), conveniently located in The Plaza Bella Center of Valrico, Florida. Although she enjoys the pristine credit clients, she is never judgmental toward people who have had challenges in their lives, and specializes in creating mortgage solutions for unique situations. She takes pride in making homeowners of clients who never thought they could buy their own home.
Kevin King
Majestic Photography

I am a Riverview FL based professional photographer originally from Virginia Beach VA. Taking photographs has been passion of mine since I got my first camera at the age of 16. Over time I have developed my photography skills.  After high school I joined the US Air Force and traveled the world.  I retired in 2011.  Some fun facts about:

I am a dog person, yet I also like cats

I enjoy to spend time with family and friends.

The Tampa/Brandon FL area is where I am readily available but I would be interested in working on projects throughout Central and Southern Florida.

Benjamin Trezevant
Sales Consultant
Hope Springs
All American Dog Training Academy
Vice President

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