These leaders are also making a mark in our community.
Our annual list comprises politicians, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, philanthropists and others who are instrumental in shaping our community.
Evette Rahman, 51, owner of Sister Honey’s bakery, carries on her mother’s legacy.
“It’s not all glittery and sunshine,” says Jaclyn Fraser, 28, who powers through with “lots of caffeine.”
For four years, Jeff Sonksen has blazed a mile-long trail for public art along a Seminole County bikeway. And he’s nowhere near finished.
For Wayne Corbitt, 38, daily tours on the Everglades headwaters in Kissimmee never get old.
In pursuing one passion, Jennifer Erickson finds another—students.
Meet the women behind—and on the cover of—Orlando-Land magazine.
Sally Downs, 85, takes us back to a simpler time.
Tom Kohler helped shape the look of Orlando. We take a look back—and ask him to make some predictions.
1992: Orlando magazine’s Newsmaker of the Year
How Scott Thompson, aka Carrot Top, went from oyster shucker to comedic headliner—and why he still calls Central Florida home.
How one of the area’s most eligible singles found magic.
Breanne Anderson fought off cancer and became a caregiver herself.
Life behind a torch has an unbreakable hold on David Sandidge, 51.
Meet some of the business, civic and educational leaders who work to bring about positive change and enhance the quality of life in our community.
Alec Jones, 14, has sky-high tricks and even higher hopes of becoming the world’s best yo-yoer.
Kim Britt, 53, is dedicated to sharing locally grown words that build connections between readers and writers.
We asked 12 doctors to share with readers a memorable day or experience in their medical careers.
David Bobola, 30, has won swordfights, horseback battles and the heart of a princess at Medieval Times.
They help get the vote out, minister to the homeless, counsel the grieving, give kids a sense of purpose.
Reality TV star Jime Litwalk, 40, has inked locals and celebrities alike in a career spanning more than 20 years.
Hairstylist Chris Martin gives pageant hopefuls crucial advice and a big dose of confidence.
Tori, a 9-year-old St. Bernard/Golden Retriever mix, gives comfort and joy to Orlando Health patients.
Through years of intense training, Ian Frierson, 31, has mastered the ability to transform his body and work the crowd.
Perry Jr., Sublette, Shugart, Grayson, Pugh, Marchena, Demings, Wick, Aguel
German, McGee, Webster, Maladecki, Sheehan, NeJame, Batchelor, West, Stuart, LaRoe, Hill, plus 10 to Watch
Our annual list comprises politicians, entrepreneurs, educators, philanthropists and others who are instrumental in shaping our community.
For more than half his life, Brian Bradley, 60, has made others laugh—and learned to master tough crowds.