Tampa-based Diane Fields Capozzalo has nearly 20 years of editorial and advertising experience with such publications as Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appétit, Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. She’s collaborated with some of the industry’s top creative directors and culinary stylists, who have helped shape her unique style. Whether she is styling food, crafting branding concepts or creating private portraits, her positivity and spirit shines through in the images she captures.
Carlos Hernandez is a writer based in Tampa who has covered food for over 10 years. His award-winning blog, Carlos Eats, has tackled the food industry as well as beer, wine, cocktails and more while trying to spotlight all the great things others might miss. He helped to plan the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally EVER in 2013 as well as numerous other events around town. When he isn’t busy trying a new restaurant or covering the latest news, he enjoys drinking a quality cup of coffee from independent roasters and reading a good book.
Emily L. Hay Hinsdale is a writer and advocate based in Tampa, FL. She writes both non-fiction and fiction with a positive and encouraging vibe. She focuses on interesting people, good stories, and building better, more connected communities – whether that be in schools, travel, or gardens – through sharing real and imagined people’s narratives. www.emilyhinsdale.com.
Jeff Houck is a marketing and public relations manager for the Columbia Restaurant Group. He previously worked in journalism for 25 years, including as the food writer for the Tampa Tribune.
Mary Lou Janson is a Tampa-based freelance writer whose career includes covering Florida’s agriculture and tourism industries for a daily newspaper and a stint as Visit Tampa Bay’s public relations director. She’s also spent time in California as a travel writer and photographer, where she co-authored “The Adventure Guide to Northern California.” After returning to Florida, she has contributed to regional blogs, local magazines and authored the inaugural edition of “Moving to Tampa – The Un-Tourist Guide.”
Janet K. Keeler is the senior assigning editor for the freelance team at The Penny Hoarder. She teaches food journalism at University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus and was the longtime food and travel editor at the Tampa Bay Times.
Rebecca Maglischo is the owner of Haka Fitness and director of the Deep Roots Nature School, both located in Lakeland, FL. She is a fitness junkie, outdoor enthusiast, hunter, gardener, conservationist and mom of two boys. Her writing is an outlet for thought experiments and an avenue for encouraging readers to embrace new ideas.
A native of Indiana, Michael Raines has a writing degree from Manchester College and a perpetual hankering for a Hoosier tenderloin sandwich. He and his wife, Jessica, now live in Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood. He is on Twitter and Instagram at @Michael__Raines.
Jenna Rimensnyder earned her MA from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in Journalism and Media Studies. Former Food + Drink Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Jenna is now the Managing Editor of Perfumer & Flavorist magazine. Her signature drink order is a dirty martini with extra olives.
Danielle Rose is a seventh-generation Florida gardener and fisherwoman. She loves gathering friends and family around the table for homegrown food. Find out what she’s cooking on her blog, Suwannee Rose.
Melissa Santell is a published cookbook author and the founder of photography + branding studio, FoodxFeels. Her personal heaven includes endless bowls of pasta, working side by side with chefs and writing while basking in the sunshine.
Bob Thompson has been creating visually compelling imagery for over 25 years for some of Tampa Bay’s most prominent companies, organizations and publications. Combining a love for beautiful imagery with his love for getting to know people (quickly!), he is thrilled to be back shooting for ETB, where every project is an adventure.
Luis Velez is a lifestyle photographer and taco enthusiast based in Florida. Taking inspiration from natural light and everyday surroundings, he has cultivated his own truly unique style capturing candid moments while on the road with musicians.
Kate Walker is a photographer and videographer who fell in love with food styling and photography while earning her Mass Communications degree at USF St. Petersburg. You can find her at kkphoto.com and on instagram @kkwphoto.
Robyn Wilson is writer, designer and food entrepreneur. Her award winning work has been featured in Food and Wine magazine, Marie Claire and the Wall Street Journal. She was born in Los Angeles but spent her childhood on the north shore of Oahu. Currently, she calls Lakeland her home.