FEATURED BETTY – MIAMI’S INDEPENDENT THINKERS
"If you follow our blog, you’ll probably remember us posting about our trip to Miami in January. Before we left, we connected with these super cool ladies but because of scheduling weren’t able to meet up with them while we were there. I’m happy to say that we’ve continued to connect with each other since our trip and we’re excited to share not just one Betty this month, but four!"
"Please meet Sara Read, Heather Read, Laraine Hart, and Kerry McLaney of Miami’s Independant Thinkers.
"Miami’s Independent Thinkers is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the unity, development and promotion of Miami’s flourishing art community. Their assemblage embraces established, emerging and young artists, visionaries and intellectuals."
"MITs mission is to provide a sustainable support base for Miami’s creative community including: painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, animators, writers, musicians, performance, and new media artists."
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT EACH OF THE FOUNDERS
(SR) I have always been into the arts, music and technology and have been very fortunate to work in my dream fields since college. I have worked in the mobile marketing/telecommunication arena for over 12 years and have 14 years of event production experience. My background with event production and lighting is what sparked my invite to the initial Miami’s Independent Thinkers concept meeting. I am currently the Founder/ Director of production at Miami Thinkers and the Director of Business Development for Red Fish Media.
(HR) I’ve worked in the event industry for 13 years and owned/managed beach clubs on the sands of Miami Beach for 5 years.
(LH) I earned my Bachelors in Business Administration from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. During my undergrad I was afforded the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland and Belgium. I was lucky enough to travel the World before the age of 21.
I decided to move back to Miami to continue my education earning my MBA at Nova Southeastern University. I am currently the Director of Marketing and Social Media for Red Fish Media and also a founding member of Miami’s Independent Thinkers.
(KM) I was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photography was my first love. I attended Savannah College of Art Design for undergrad and graduate school. Been fortunate to travel around the world, mostly by myself. I am the Founder/Creative Director of 305 Creative Group, a boutique branding agency. I sit on the advisory board for FEAST Miami and am actively involved with most of the local cultural institutions.
AUTHOR : Suzanne - Business Betties
PHOTOGRAPHY : Mayleen Gonzalez
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