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Story Of A... Holiday Decorator

Christmastime is year-round for Cindi DeYoung, 42, senior director of floral and holiday for Greenery Productions.

Story of A... Veteran

Retired Maj. Gen. John C. Raaen Jr., 91, lived through the hell of D-Day—and penned a soldier’s story about it.

Story Of A... Taxidermist

John Pyles, 50, of Orlando, has crafted a career out of living the still life.

Story of a... Snake Charmer

Maria Wood, 38, and her slithery companions educate and delight audiences of all ages.

Story of a...Ice Sculptor

Joe Rimer, 48, keeps cool by creating life-like sculptures made from giant blocks of ice.

Story of a... Pyrotechnician

For 15 years, Lloyd Lightsey, 52, has had a blast lighting up the night sky.

Story of a Zookeeper

Ethan Anderson, 24, communes with the animals as a Central Florida Zoo hoof stock keeper.

Story of a Horticulturist

HEATHER WILL-BROWNE, 59, likes to get her hands dirty when bringing Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival to life.

Seamstress

As the owner of Hung’s Custom Tailor Shop, Jenny Smith, 52, is living her dream.

Story of a... Pedicab Driver

From his bicycle seat, Rydes Pedicab Co. owner Luke McHenry, 33, has a unique perspective of Orlando at night.

Story of a... Chocolatier

As a modern-day Willy Wonka, Edgar Schaked, 41, is living the sweet life.

The Story of a... Hot Air Balloon Pilot

For Jeff Thompson, 53, owner of Thompson Aire near Kissimmee, it’s always time to rise and shine.

STORY OF A... Belly Dancer

Suspira Tiouat, 39, teaches women to embrace their inner goddess with every hip hit and shimmy.

Bug Guru

Stuart Fullerton, 72, is the colorful keeper of UCF’s Bug Closet, home to nearly half a million dearly departed specimens.

Master Lego Model Builder

For Jason Miller, 28, following the Lego brick road led to a dream job at Legoland Florida.

The Story of A Flight Nurse

When Orlando Health’s Karen Thurmond, 47, takes to the air, saving lives is the mission.

Story of a... Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

When SETH PETRUZELLI, 32, says he’s fighting for his very survival, he’s being brutally honest.

Story of a...Mermaid

When MELISSA DAWN, 30, transforms into Mermaid Melissa, she will take your breath away.

Story of a... Window Washer

DAVE HANSON, 48, lives the high life and considers it good, clean fun.

Story of a... Car Salesman

Honestly, it’s a tough job selling cars. Just ask Ian Riding.

Story of a... Professional ‘Footballer’

For Englishman Anthony Pulis, 27, Orlando is a land of opportunity and cheerful people.

The Story of a... Livestock Competitor

West Orange senior BRYCE CRAMER, 17, earns his fair share of awards showing off steers.

The Story of a ... Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist

Maryann Rems, 50, hopes the judges think her tartlets appetizer tastes like a million bucks.

The Story of a... Life Coach

For Jennifer Lee, 46, helping people change is the name of the game.

The Story of a... Christmas Wish List

There was a time when making one was as much a holiday custom as trimming the tree. But not anymore.

The Story of a... TXTn Whiz

Angel Conlon, 16, of Orlando, is one of the world’s most talented texters. Her rule of thumbs: No shorthand.

The Story of a... Videogame Designer

ALEX HOWELL, 26, rode the bench in college, but at EA Sports he’s an all-star.

The Story of a... Executive Protection Specialist

When VIPs come to town, Thomas Stutler, 45, is ready to keep an eye on their every move.

The Story of a... Serpentologist

You could say George Van Horn, 67, is snakebit, but he’s still lucky to be alive.

The Story of a... Paranormal Investigator

If the spirit moves you, Digna Quiles, 38, of Orlando Paranormal Investigations may be able to sort things out.

The Story of a... Yoga Champion

Being flexible helps Afton Carraway, 30, of Orlando, keep life in balance.

The Story of a... Flair Bartender

Santiago Emeric, 26, dazzles bar patrons—as well as competition judges—with his showmanship.

The Story of a... Sword Swallower

For BILL BERRY, 34, of Orlando, it takes nerves of steel—and no gag reflex—to stomach 23 inches of steel.

The Story of a... Medical Examiner

To Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia, 54, Orange-Osceola’s chief M.E. and TV’s ‘Dr. G,’ death is the ultimate puzzle.

The Story of a... Golf Ball Diver

Water hazards at Orlando golf courses take on a whole new meaning when Mike Wooten, 47, enters them.

The Story of a... Firefighter

Seminole County fireman Andy Johnson, 25, has battled flames and fire ants, but he still hasn’t had to rescue a cat from a tree.
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