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Janine has been in Key West for 10 years. Originally from Glouster MA, Janine spent some time in Fort Lauderdale, returned home for a while and then came back south, but she found Lauderdale to be much too crowded with too many high rises. So, when she came down to Key West for two weeks and loved it, she got great a job, found a cute little place to live and the rest is history.
Bobby J is Elvis! You can catch his performance at The Bull most days. A Jersey boy, Bobby sold a successful family business and came to Key West to escape the cold winters and find a new start 10 years ago.
Pete, a native of South Glens Falls, NY, arrived in Key West 22 years ago. He was attracted to the funky vibe, warm weather, the music and the art. Pete has been playing music in Key West since he arrived. He can usually be found performing in the world famous “Pete and Wayne Show” at Sloppy Joe's Bar, with “That Hippie Band” at Cowboy Bills, or sitting in with any number of musicians around town.
Rene is a “Conch” the name given to those lucky enough to be born in Key West. Rene and her husband JR, a New Jersey native, own and run Paradise Porters, an innovative and extremely helpful luggage handling service. As a life-long Key West resident, Rene has some especially interesting insider's insights.
Beth has been in Key West for almost 13 years. She is originally from Miami. beth came to Key West with some friends for a girls' weekend when she met a handsome local, who is now her husband; a true Key West love story! Beth works for Keys Island Properties.
Stacy is originally from Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Key West in 2008. Stacy's first job was at the Marriott Beachside, which she helped open. Now she's the Director of Sales & Marketing at Margaritavilla.
George was born in Key West, a native Conch. He owns and operates Cabanas Printing on Simonton Street, a business that was started by his dad in 1969.
Kim, originally from Texas, has lived in the Keys for over 20 years. She and Keiki can be found driving a Key Lime Taxi, biking around town, or maybe out on the water at Boca Grande or Marvin Key.
Brady is from Miami and has lived in Key West for all of his 4 years. His mom is originally from Michigan and has been a local for over 6 years now.
Courtney is the owner of The Blue Marlin, Key West's home for Tommy Bahama clothing and accessories, at 312 Petronia Street; and also operates Front Street Gifts at the Hyatt Resort and Spa. Courtney came to Key West more than 5 years ago as the Bayview Park tennis pro, and while she is no longer playing competitively, this is one woman who is always on the go!
Mickie has called Key West his home for more than 23 years. He came to the island after being hired as the manager of Teasers, back when it was on Truman Avenue. Although he spent a number of years traveling for his work as a professional wrestling referee, he has had Key West as his home base ever since. Mickie has a real love for many of the things that make Keys living so special.
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