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Keeping our eye on … Talamieka and Charles Brice

Talamieka and Charles Brice consider themselves visual storytellers. Even their romance started in an art class where a friendly rivalry between two students turned eventually into love and later business. “We tell the stories of business and families through photography, graphic design, web development, custom illustrations, branding and advertising,” Talamieka says. “We truly consider it […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Chad Harman

Name: Chad Harman Age: 21 Position: Founder and President Company: Cryogenic Studios Growing up, Chad Harman considered himself a “space junky.” “I read more space books than I can count,” Harman says. “I even created my own version of space travel using electromagnets and the Earth’s electromagnetic sphere. I would have given anything to be […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Kevin Spera

Name: Kevin Spera Age: 37 Position: Owner/Creator Company: Kevin Spera Fotography Photographer Kevin Spera begins each day at 5 a.m. and he says the day doesn’t end until he’s satisfied in his accomplishments. As the sole proprietor of Kevin Spera Fotography, Spera focuses on portrait, commercial, still life and fine art photography. “The success of […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Melissa Weinberger

Name: Melissa Weinberger Age: 24 Position: Assistant Brand Manager Company: GodwinGroup Although she grew up in Maryland, Melissa Weinberger spent summers visiting family in Gulfport and knew that she wanted to attend college in the South. “I love the downtown areas along our Mississippi Gulf Coast — being able to walk to the beach is something […] [...]


Name: Erika Roberts Age: 42 Position: Community Relations Specialist Company: National Civilian Community Corps Erika Roberts has a passion for community building and gets to do exactly that as a recruiter, promoter and relationship builder for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in Vicksburg. The NCCC is a federal community service program for young adults […] [...]


Name: Kyle Wood Age: 28 Position: Owner Company: Quick Computer Fix Kyle Wood says people are often shocked to learn that his major was in music education with an emphasis in percussion. “I spent countless late hours in the basement of the Southern Miss Performing Arts Center practicing marimba and vibraphone,” he says. Today, Wood […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Laura Beth Strickland

Name: Laura Beth Strickland Age: 26 Position: Communications Manager Company: Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Laura Beth Strickland says with pride that she is a Vicksburg girl through and through. Born and raised in the Mississippi River town, Strickland once told her kindergarten class that she wanted to be a police officer so she could […] [...]


Name: Caroline Fox Age: 23 Position: Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator Company: The Face & Body Center Hattiesburg native Caroline Fox moved to Jackson the day after graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in hospitality management. Interested in social and referral marketing, Fox has already gained experience at Capitol City institutions like […] [...]


Age: 30 Position: Marketing & Public Relations Manager Company: The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Hans Palacios says he always wanted to be an artist and, indeed, coworkers often refer to him as “The Renaissance Man.” “My professional passion encompasses the world of design, from traditional art to computer-generated designs,” he says. “I really enjoy […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Ryanne Saucier

Name: Ryanne Saucier Age: 33 Position: Deputy Executive Director, Contracts and Support Services Company: Mississippi Public Broadcasting Ryanne Saucier’s first days in the Hospitality State were pretty hospitable. After moving to Mississippi from Alabama eight years ago without knowing anyone, Saucier says she quickly got plenty of recommendations for the best plumber, roofer and painter from […] [...]

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