How I Got Here with Dave Fiore

How I Got Here with Dave Fiore


Latest Episodes

Episode 19: Skip Foster
October 01, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Skip Foster, former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, popular weather hobbyist and creator of The Fanatical Middle news blog. He is a longtime journalist, husband and father of three who values respectf...

Episode 18: Chef Shac
September 02, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Shacafrica Simmons, better known as Chef Shac. Born in South Florida and the oldest of 11 total siblings, she is an entrepreneur at heart with multiple brands under her Chef Shac, LLC, umbrella.

Episode 17: Tom Derzypolski
July 07, 2020

In this podcast episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Tom Derzypolski, co-founder and president of BowStern, an award-winning integrated communications firm. Tom is a father of three, proud grandfather and husband to Stephanie Derzypolski,

Episode 16: Talethia Edwards
May 26, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Talethia Edwards, the founder and president of the Greater Bond Neighborhood Association who has already secured more than $6 million for community revitalization.

Episode 15: Rachel Pienta
April 28, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Rachel Pienta, the 4-H Youth Development Program Director at the University of Florida’s Extension Office in Wakulla County. A native of upstate New York, Rachel finished high school in rural central Florida...

Episode 14: Mark Wallheiser
March 31, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Mark Wallheiser, award-winning photographer who has captured some of our area’s most iconic moments. From hurricanes and political rallies to national football championships,

Episode 13: Keith Bowers
March 10, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Keith Bowers, regional director for the Florida Small Business Development Center at FAMU. A native of Panama City, Fla., Keith was raised in a home that stressed the importance of education and serving othe...

Episode 12: Elizabeth Emmanuel
February 25, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Elizabeth Emmanuel, the CEO of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority. The Tallahassee native started her career path on a field trip to a funeral home while at Tallahassee Community,

Episode 11: Stephen Fulford
February 11, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Stephen Fulford, a Monticello native, husband, father and sixth-generation north Floridian. He is also currently a Jefferson County Commissioner who stuck by a tough 2019 decision in favor of economic develo...

Episode 10: Kelley Hutto
January 28, 2020

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Kelley Hutto, the founder and owner of PlayBig. The former All-American track star and mother of three was fueled by poor experiences with the health care system to leave a career in marketing and pursue a c...