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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.

The Story of a... Dance Instructor

Lukasz Rogowski, 30, teaches all the right moves, which he says lead to better lives and relationships.

The Story of a... Holiday Turkey

A gobbler talks turkey about canceling Thanksgiving, the presidential pardon, PETA and Sarah Palin.

The Story of a... Beekeeper

With dozens of hives to watch over, JEAN VASICEK, 50, owner of Winter Park Honey, stays as busy as a…well, you know.

The Story of a... Storm Chaser

For Lee Nicholas, 45, of Longwood, getting in the path of lightning means he’s that much closer to capturing the perfect storm on camera.

The Story of a... Civil War Re-enactor

The battle lines are blurred for Robert Niepert, 54, of Winter Garden, who fights for both North and South as a cavalry commander.

Dog Walker

For Bryce Olds, 28, a passion for pooches has created a career in pet care in College Park.

The Story of a... Pro Wrestler

‘The Phenomenal’ AJ STYLES, 32, has won every title in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which is broadcast from Universal Studios. A longtime crowd favorite as a hero, he is now loathed as a villain.

The Story of a...Blues Singer

For Orlando singer-songwriter Ruth King, 50, hitting the big time means connecting with her audience through songs from the soul.

The Story of a... Public School Nutritionist

Lora Gilbert, 54, Orange County Public Schools’ director of food and nutrition services, caters to a lot of customers with demanding tastes.

The Story of... Earthquake Survivors

Robert and Bernadette Cawley, both 76, fled their home in Haiti for Central Florida.

The Story of...An Intimacy Educator

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we asked STACEY MURPHY, 42, co-owner of a ‘romance boutique’ in Orlando, for advice about the often-elusive ways of love.

The Story of... World Champion Body Painters

Identical twins Brian and Nick Wolfe, 41, of Orlando, say they have the best job on the planet, painting faces and bodies.

The Story of a... Bad Santa

GREG THOMPSON, 46, is busy this time of year as a for-hire Santa Claus. But at office parties, his rendition of St. Nick is for mature audiences only.
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