Member Directory

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.

Melissa Santell is the Creative Director of Edible Tampa Bay. She's a native New Yorker with a taste for bringing ideas to life -- in the kitchen and at the office. Melissa 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.”