Manny has been a working photojournalist his entire career and is now writing stories/taking pix for SoWal.com. He and his wife Kris live in Seagrove and have “seen a lot come and go.” Lots of stories have been told, with lots more to come!
Laurel is a joyful, driven, curious, grateful, enthusiastic, interested, always-searching, self-appointed beach ambassador.
A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.
Captain Larry Pentel is a native of South Walton, growing up just 300 yards from the beach. Having fished the local waters for over 40 years, he is very familiar with all the different types of local fish, their habits, and most importantly - their habitats. Captain Larry is the owner of Dead Fish Charters.
Richard stays on top of South Walton and Destin as Editor in Chief of Souvenir Magazine and Marketing Director for Ocean Reef Resorts - a premier vacation rental company, offering a wide array of luxury properties from Destin to Panama City Beach.
Known for erupting into spontaneous celebration at the least of provocations, when Zandra is around a champagne toast is likely to occur. When she isn’t hanging with her family she loves to stroll the beach, experiment with recipes, browse art shows and take in live theater, music concerts and festive fêtes.
After moving to SoWal for a summer job in 2009, Naomi quickly decided to make South Walton her permanent home. Sitting next to the Gulf with a glass of wine and her family nearby is her happy place and she loves sharing her passion for the area with the world.
Lisa moved to the Emerald Coast from the Boston area in 1993. She loves SoWal and her Boston sports teams. Maine Lobsters fear her.
Abby hails from nearby Niceville and loves the beach as much as anyone that ever lived. Her background in event planning, branding, and marketing allows her to share her love of the beach with the world.
As a happy ambassador of South Walton, Kurt loves to share SoWal with the world through stories, photos, videos, texting, social media, and even telephone.
Kerri's friends and family have always said she was a great ambassador for South Walton. Through nearly two decades of experience in marketing, Kerri has learned story sharing is an art form.