Kathy is a long-time financial journalist and author. During her 19-year tenure at the Los Angeles Times, she wrote a syndicated personal finance column that reached over 40 million readers nationwide. She has written for MSN, CBS News, Kiplinger, Forbes, Reuters and dozens more. It was while she was writing for these various publications that she stumbled on the burgeoning gig economy.
In an effort to keep track of the vast number of new job and money-making options, she started SideHusl.com, which creates standard disclosures for pay, commissions and fees, risks, rewards, and requirements. In just 3 years, the company has helped millions of customers through 400+ reviews!
Kathy is the mother of four adult children and likes to read, bike, garden and paddle board in her free time.
Good food heals all – a thriving community of supporters and fundraisers experienced a taste of real Florida at Resilient Retreat’s Farm to Table Feast, benefiting individual’s of mental, emotional or physical trauma.
Staying healthy goes far beyond opting to take the stairs or walking down that extra block with the dog. Aside from getting exercise, which is certainly important medicine for the brain, SRQ teams up with the brains behind The Brain Health Initiative (BHI) to explore fundamental areas of focus to boost the mental state of our central organ, this New Year and beyond.
SUP Yoga SRQ’s Stephanie Ouellette teaches yogis the benefits of anchoring on the water. Jaymie Klauber of Epic Equine Experiences lends a helping hoof for those who need a horseback pick-me-up. Sarasota Memorial Hospital transcends into 3D-printed equipment to improve the work lives of its staff and the safety of patients. TerraNova Equestrian Center showcases Olympic Eventing in Southwest Florida.
A collaboration of music and dance creates Bach Immersion. a Ringling College VR student helps Moffitt Cancer Center gamify they system for patient care. Executive Director Virginia Shearer brings vision and a sense of play to the Sarasota Art Museum.
The voting round for the 2022 Best of SRQ Local Competition has only been open a week, and we already have over28,000 votes! Yes, you read that number right! Keep voting for your favorites now until February 9, 2022.
Find eight eye-catching themes and over 50 gift ideas for just about everyone on you holiday shopping list. From boutiques at the tip of Anna Maria Island to downtown Venice and a grab bag of local gems in-between, you’re sure to find a few hot ticketed items to wrap up in paper and tie with a bow.
Teen competitor Enzo Deferrari Wilson gains fame as the youngest American Ninja Warrior in history. Celestron Telescopes’ Ed McDonough brings childlike wonder for all ages through his lens at The Bishop Museum. Busker and YouTube phenom Dovydas claims St. Armands as his stage.
Explore the charm and operations of one of the last small coastal fishing villages – Cortez Village. Celebrate the holidays with eclectic goods from local Bradenton boutiques. Old Florida gets a little fancy at The Porch on Anna Maria Island. Seeking out local produce and artisans at our local farmers’ market from Anna Maria Island to Downtown Bradenton.
After a year of postponements, cancellations, experiments and half-measures, Sarasota’s arts and culture scene rebounds with a season full of world premiers, big ideas and joyous reunions of old friends. Culture Primer highlights not-to-be-missed performances for the 2021-22 season.
In an industrial playground, Marianne Chapel and a band of local artists build SPAACES. A year of service with Miss Florida 2021, Leah Roddenberry, as she looks o represent in the 100th Miss America Competition. Meet Janus and Iclyn at The Bishop Museum’s newly-renovated and expanded manatee rehabilitation exhibit.
From boot, baggy, flare and straight-leg cut, this is your denim jean trend guide. Delight your sensibilities with Kenzie Fisher’s ELU Parfums, inspired by the Mediterranean coast of the French Riviera.
SRQ readers set a record in last year’s Best of SRQ Local Competition—coming out in greater numbers than ever before to show all the love for their hometown favorites. Can we set another record this year? Nominations for the 2022 Best of SRQ Local Competition are officially open! The people and places garnering the MOST nominations during the first phase of the competition make it to the voting playoffs in January.
SmartHouse Integration was founded in 1998 to answer the call for technology in the home builder market. It is the only choice for those who desire the best performing and most innovative designs in Home Electronics, Security and Home Management Systems. With 20 years of experience, a team of professionals and a true common sense approach to home system design, SmartHouse Integration is featured in some of the finest homes in Florida and across the United States.
And just like that, September is over! Can you believe it? In case you missed any of SRQ Magazine’s September Edition, we’ve linked it here. You can expect to receive a wrap-up just like this one at the end of every month. And, be sure to read our October Edition hitting newsstands now!
As visionary arts advocate Patricia Caswell retires, she leaves behind monuments to the creative process. She draws, she cuts, she glues; she’s the amazing X-acto knife collage artist, Philomena Marano.
SRQ MEDIA is thrilled to announce the addition of three interns, as well as welcome back former interns as freelancers. The internship program at SRQ MEDIA was developed in July 2001 for college students, high school juniors and seniors and post-secondary graduates. Since then, it has provided professional industry experience for over 130 individuals in the areas of editorial, event production, photography, design, marketing, business operations and advertising.
“Real-world experiences guide our interns in cultivating pathways that truly engage their professional passions with the workplace,” says President and CEO Lisl Liang. “ We embrace a truly collaborative spirit where our interns spark inspiration and challenge us to synthesize new perspectives that ultimately amplify our mission.”
Creative Production Intern Shpresa Mehmeti is a student from Kosovo at Ringling College where she is studying Business of Art and Design. She works closely with our video production and marketing teams to plan and execute our videos on SRQ TV. Graphic Design Intern Nilyana Rodriguez is a student at the University of South Florida, Sarasota Manatee studying graphic design. She supports our marketing and design teams by creating editorial layouts and imagery for community engagement programming. Edorital Intern Chloe Cuyler is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a BA in Communications. She works closely with Senior Editor Britt Mattie on our digital platform, SRQ Daily.
Former SRQ interns Gabriella Alfonso and Winona Nasser are returning as contributing freelancers, and will work with team members on a part-time basis. Having participated in the virtual 2020 SRQ MEDIA Summer Internship Intensive Program, they were invited to join the team as they continue their education at local Florida colleges: Gabriella Alfonso as Client Services Associate working with mentor Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon on client traffic and advertising and Winona Nasser as Graphic Design Associate crafting client print and digital banner creative assets.
SRQ MEDIA is growing its strategic marketing capacity with the addition of Digital Marketing and Engagement Manager Hannah Peterson.
Hannah manages the company’s strategic digital marketing, communications and engagement across all platforms. She works with CEO/President Lisl Liang to develop, strategize and implement marketing programming to support the company’s Women Who Roar and SB2 | Giving Coast Symposia community engagement programs and events as well as the many notable reader competitions produced by SRQ MEDIA such as Best of SRQ Local, Home of the Year, Good Hero and the newly launched 35 Under 35 Awards. With her background in broadcast, Hannah also engages with the video production team to launch new series that extend the storytelling reach of the company’s programs. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Hannah graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting. In college, she interned for WDIV in Detroit and afterwards worked for an international women’s nonprofit organization doing digital marketing and event production.