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Socially responsible online boutique client launch

Brittany Hagan 2 Super excited for the launch of my client’s new online boutique — The Wandering Coast!

A bit of background on this dynamic, young entrepreneur:

Twenty-nine year old Brittany Hagan, a former professional dancer for both NFL and NBA sports teams who recently made Sarasota her home, has launched The Wandering Coast (, a socially responsible online boutique. The Wandering Coast sells consciously-sourced, reasonably-priced coastal bohemian apparel, accessories, and home goods. Ten percent of the company’s profits is funneled directly to funding aid projects around the globe, such as The Wandering Coast’s current commitment to raise funds for medical care in rural Kenya. The company is a Florida-registered LLC, based in Sarasota.

“Establishing a business that works for the greater global good is the next step for me in creating a socially conscious and responsible lifestyle,” says Hagan. “That’s something I strive for across all areas of my life.” Hagan has personally volunteered and worked in countries such as Guatemala, India, and Haiti, through The Village Experience In March, 2018, she heads to Cuba for another volunteer project with Global Aware.

In addition to reserving ten percent of her company’s profits for socially conscious giving-back, Hagan responsibly sources products from like-minded partners and brands across the globe that are dedicated to fighting poverty, hunger, underemployment, and environmental stress in high-need areas. “Whether a customer selects a dress that can go from beach to bistro, a pair of sandals, or that just-right pillow to complement a living room décor — each of our lifestyle items is tied to a bigger purpose with a global perspective,” Hagan says. “From the start, my company is committed to the belief that living well and doing good can be mutually inclusive.”

Hagan’s background packs a one-two punch of business and marketing experience combined with a compassionate heart and a passion for doing good while living well. In addition to running The Wandering Coast, Hagan works as a Senior Program Manager for the publicly-traded global customer relationship management platform, Salesforce. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation from Indiana University as well as an MBA in Marketing from the University of Tampa.

The Wandering Coast is not Hagan’s first foray into entrepreneurship. In 2015, after dancing professionally for the NBA (Pacers) and NFL (Colts), she co-founded ProMotion Dance (, offering private audition coaching for aspiring professional sports team dancers, audition and choreography training and workshops, and even online and digital audition training resources for dancers and dance teams at all levels.

Hagan’s wanderlust for travel began at an early age, when first vacationing with family in Sarasota and other beautiful locations around the world. She tuned into fashion and styling in her early 20s. In 2011, Hagan won the national Miss America Community Service Award, on the heels of winning the Miss America National Sweetheart Pageant in 2010. The Sweetheart Pageant is only open to state pageants’ first runner ups: Hagan was named first runner up Miss Indiana in 2010. In 2011, at the state level, Hagan was also named Miss Orange County (Florida) and was a top ten contestant in that year’s Miss Florida pageant.

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Posted on September 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Socially responsible online boutique client launchComments RSS Feed

Stetson Law Student Completes Internship at Syprett Meshad

2017-08-22 08_59_46-Stetson Law Student Completes Internship with Syprett MeshadLoved working on this story about local Riverview High School graduate — now a Stetson University College of Law student — who interned over the summer with one of my clients, Syprett Meshad.

Stetson Law Student Completes Internship with Syprett Meshad

Posted on August 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Stetson Law Student Completes Internship at Syprett MeshadComments RSS Feed

Wall Street Exec Joins Client Path Financial’s Firm

Oxana Saunders Vice President Path FinancialCongrats to my client Path Financial on expanding its investment advisory team with the addition of new vice president Oxana Saunders.

Read the news coverage here and visit Path Financial’s web site to learn more.

Posted on March 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Wall Street Exec Joins Client Path Financial’s FirmComments RSS Feed

Client Launches New Website

nautilus homes websiteCongrats to my Sarasota client Nautilus Homes on the launch of their new — gorgeous! — website. Check it out: Sarasota Luxury Home Builder Nautilus Homes

Posted on February 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Client Launches New WebsiteComments RSS Feed

Shine Hair Design Grand Opening

133shine2016 copy (Custom)Nice to see my client Shine Hair Design Studio in today’s Herald Tribune for their grand opening.

Click here to read the full story.

Posted on January 30th, 2017 Comments Off on Shine Hair Design Grand OpeningComments RSS Feed

Client Hits Home Run with Inauguration Day through a Jungian Lens Event

tarnas-london-smallGreat coverage for my client, the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota, in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, about their Inauguration day guest speaker. Read the full story here.

Posted on December 27th, 2016 Comments Off on Client Hits Home Run with Inauguration Day through a Jungian Lens EventComments RSS Feed

Client Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Headquarters

nautilusOne of my Florida clients, Nautilus Homes, held a fantastic ribbon-cutting event in early December to celebrate their new corporate offices. Very cool. (Click here for the full story at Tampa Bay News Wire.)

Posted on December 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Client Holds Ribbon Cutting for New HeadquartersComments RSS Feed

Killer Publicist I’ll take that!

I guess this falls under the category of braggadocio, but here’s what a client just wrote to me! (And you have to forgive me, but when you work alone, day in and day out, just you and your computer and the occasional kitty, you need all the positive feedback you can get!

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 Comments Off on Killer Publicist I’ll take that!Comments RSS Feed

America’s War Machine: Local Journalist Releases Essential Look at Military Industrial Complex

51Ob-U5njxL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_After decades covering defense and foreign policy stories in Washington, journalist James McCartney devoted his retirement to writing a book about what he had learned about the military-industrial complex. No small surprise, the MIC is alive and well — nearly 55 years after McCartney, as a reporter just starting out, heard President Eisenhower’s historic 1961 speech that carried his blunt warning about the danger and long term ramifications of an unchecked MIC.

Sadly, James McCartney passed away before he could complete the book, but his wife, Molly Sinclair McCartney, took over where he left off, finishing the book now published and titled “America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflict” (St. Martin’s Press, October 2015). Molly Sinclair McCartney is a noted journalist in her own right, having reported for the Miami Herald and the Washington Post.

William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, reviewed the book on Huffington Post, describing it as a “crisp, clear analysis of the state of the MIC more than 50 years after Eisenhower and his advisors coined the term. The authors deploy dozens of examples to make their case that unfortunately, the MIC is alive and well, with an outsized role in determining not only how much to spend on the Pentagon, but also on whether the country is at war or at peace.” Read the full book review here.

Molly Sinclair McCartney will discuss “America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts,” at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton and at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Florida Veterans for Common Sense, Firehouse, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. The book is available on

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 Comments Off on America’s War Machine: Local Journalist Releases Essential Look at Military Industrial ComplexComments RSS Feed

Client EYP ranked No. 1 in sustainability

19826792-arch50-hero-tcm20-2162843Well, this is great news! Architect magazine recently unveiled its rankings of the top architecture firms in the country and it named EYP Architecture & Engineering, one of my longtime clients, as the top firm in the country for sustainability.

This is the second year in a row that EYP has earned the top spot from Architect, the journal of the American Institute of Architects. The firm also placed fourth in the overall rankings, third in business and 40th in design. More than 120 firms qualified for the survey; the magazine bases its rankings on a metrics like profitability, revenue, design, green practices and employee benefits.

I’m a freelance component of the company’s marketing team, and have been working with the firm since 2004. Congratulations to EYP!

Posted on October 5th, 2015 Comments Off on Client EYP ranked No. 1 in sustainabilityComments RSS Feed