Through our work we have had the good fortune of seeing firsthand how success comes in every shape, size, color, faith, and orientation. More importantly we’ve learned that success is often the result of people embracing their unique backgrounds and so we’ve asked the community to tell us about their background and how it has impacted where they are today.

Brittani Millington | Brand strategist, designer, speaker

Where are you from and how did your background and upbringing impact who you are today? Well, I’m from Dayton, Ohio. Currently, though, I live in South Florida. Being from there and having early life experiences, I never thought I would be where I am today and who I am now. A wife, and mother, and running my own small strategy and design studio. Read more>>

Yannis/Angela Brunet/Crowley | Yannis is a Gyrotonic Instructor and Educator (for aspiring teachers0 Angela is a Manual and Movement Therapist

Yannis and Angela both grew up loving movement and sports. Yannis played soccer, raced motorcross and motor rally races in France. Angela was a gymnast and a dancer and her mother owned a dance and gymnastics studio. Both learned to understand the path of recovery from injuries especially through the use of The Gyrotonic Method which provides limitless, ever interesting possibilities for themselves and every type of client who walks through the door Read more>>

Diane Frazier | Owner of Shoetastik

I was born in Queens, NY and raised in St. Petersbrug Fl.. I was a foster child then adopted by an older strong, loving woman. My adopted mom is no longer here but she loved me like I was her biological child. My mother was on fixed income so although she did all that she could, there was some sacrifices. I had everything I needed, but I was not able to do or have all the things that I wanted growing up. Read more>>

Manjula Salomon | Head of Academics/Global and Experiential

I’m from Madras, now known as Chennai in Southern India. My mother worked for the British Medical Corps and my father returned form the UK to join Gandhi’s QUIT INDIA movement. He was jailed 9 times and beaten badly. She came in to dress the prisoners’ wounds. They fell in love and she found it easier to marry him and lock him up whenever there were anti-British riots. Read more>>

Sasha Westerman-Keuning | Board Certified Immigration Attorney and LGBTQ+ Activist

I was born in Boston, MA and raised in suburban Boston. I attended Boston College for my undergraduate degree where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and moved to Miami in 2006 when I accepted a Dean’s Merit scholarship to attend the University of Miami School of Law. Read more>>