Donna has resided in Fort Pierce since 2000. She is the current Owner and Operator of Cobb’s Landing and Salty714 Restaurant Consulting and is a Co-Owner of Little Jim Bait & Tackle in Fort Pierce, FL.
Donna is a member of The Sunrise Kiwanis of Fort Pierce and serves on the board of the Lenny Schelin Jr Memorial Fishing tournament and the Travel and Tourism board of St Lucie County and most recently involved in creating the Inaugural Wild Gamette dinner.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, Cooking, hanging out with Friends, Fishing, Boating and anything that has to do with being on the water.
Kelley Holmes is VP and partner in WhatTheyThink that produces WhatTheyThink Magazine in the Printing News & Wide-Format & Signage versions and the websites WhatTheyThink.com, PrintingNews.com and InkjetInsight.com. She previously worked as Group Publisher for Southcomm Business Media and acquired the Printing News publications July 10, 2018 after working as part of the team for 25 years. Kelley and her team have worked to integrate the Printing group brands, transitioning the publications into the Sign Market and building the business strategy of the current multi-media web portal. She also published the Graph Expo/ PRINT Show Daily for 7 years working with NPES.
Kelley’s expertise lies in operations, sales and marketing along with her formal education at the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She is responsible for overseeing the business plans as it relates to circulation, editorial, sales, marketing, and production in order to maintain the market share in the industry. Kelley credits her understanding and familiarity with business to the excellent management teams at her former companies and to her father, Bud Holmes, who successfully ran Holmes Oil Company, a family-run gasoline & oil distributorship.
Kelley enjoys the oceans and rivers including hydroflying at 40 feet in the air, paddleboarding, speeding down the river on a waverunner, riding on the back of a Harley and docking on an island sharing time with her children and Yacht Captain Hunk of burning love.
I am LeeAnne Haisley-Bolonka, the eldest daughter of Richard Haisley and Theresa Heise.
I was born and raised in Fort Pierce, FL and attended Saint Anastasia Catholic School then graduated from John Carroll High School in 1995. Together, my husband and I share 3 children, our sons, Brody and Keegan and a daughter, Payton. Our greatest accomplishment and our pride and joy are our children and our “dog-son” Poncho!
I am a firm believer in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so much so, that I assist others to reach their health goals in life by teaching various exercise classes at Gem’s Fitness and Pilates Studio. Along with being a fitness trainer I have worked full time as the office manager at Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service for the past 19 years.
I love to spend my free time working out, going to the beach, boating, but most of all being with my family and friends. I have always strived to give the very best of myself in whatever life throws my way and continue to pass that trait on through my children.
Melissa is a Florida native and has resided in St. Lucie County since 2004 and currently lives in Ft. Pierce since 2018. She is an Owner/Operator of a family business at Southwide Industries with offices in West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce.
Her husband, Adam Holmes is 5th generation of St. Lucie County and together they have 2 beautiful teenage daughters. Melissa’s hobbies include running, working out, fishing, beach and spending time with family and friends.
I was born in Oregon, but have lived in Florida for most of my life. I recently moved to the greatest town on Earth, Fort Pierce. I also recently married a wonderful man who believes he is the mayor of our town. I work hard as a Realtor and play hard with the most awesome friends ever. I’m an extremely proud mother of an amazing 19 year old daughter. I’m happy to now have three more amazing daughters, due to my new blended family. I love my life and everyone in it. I feel truly blessed every day. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to give back to this awesome community by helping with the wild gammette night. I’m excited to help raise money for a great cause and have fun while doing so.
Small town girl from St. Louis, MO who lived out her big city dreams in NYC as a Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist and now currently resides in Fort Pierce, our little slice of paradise. I love the water, enjoy paddle boarding and yoga, and waterskiing! I work hard not just on my career but being a better me! In the process of launching my own sustainable clothing line and reselling brand. My interest list is a long one but I’m currently studying day trading and real estate investing. I love to travel, cook and learn new things. Building an empire and making a positive impact on those I surround myself with is what I enjoy most in life!
Much love, KM
Brittany Huff is born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida where she currently lives with her husband and three children. Brittany is a local realtor and paralegal with over 20 years of legal experience focusing primarily on bankruptcy, Realestate and simple wills.
She also been a Florida notary since 1999 when she began her paralegal career. She has been involved in many charity organizations including Jewelia and Royal Palms and looks forward to working with theWild Gamete!
Prior to joining Zelen as Account Director, Fulton was Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Outback Steakhouse, where she oversaw the monumental task of coordinating and implementing the branding and retail efforts of nearly 800 restaurants nationwide.
From TV and radio campaigns to the naming of new menu items, Internet promotions, grassroots marketing, sports and celebrity partnerships, product integration and more, Fulton constantly sought ways to keep the Outback brand top of mind to current and new consumers.
Fulton began her career nearly 20 years ago, working on accounts such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell at some of the most high profile advertising agencies in Atlanta.
From there she joined West/Wayne Advertising in Tampa where for nearly 10 years she served as Director of Client Services, managing its two largest accounts, Publix Super Markets and Outback Steakhouse. Working closely with the Creative Department, Fulton helped elevate the Publix brand image to break through levels, and was highly instrumental in the successful introduction of a 50 restaurant, Aussie-themed, casual Steakhouse to the country.
Fulton’s experience on the agency side has aided her tremendously on the client side. It wasFulton who managed and guided the conception of “No Rules. Just Right.” During her time with Outback revolutionary services such as Curbside Take-Away and Call Ahead Seating were launched to satisfy consumers’ busy lifestyles.
Equally important, under Fulton’s guidance, Outback’s TV commercials have been recognized by its peers with the “Best Use of Humor” award by MUFSO. They also enjoyed the highest re-call among TV viewers in ADWEEK polls. She accomplished many successful and highly visible national product integrations. The most successful were on NBC’s The Apprentice season four and five. In 2005 Fulton was awarded the most prestigious acknowledgement in the company, “Outbacker of the Year for the year 2004.”
Fulton is a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in Women, and Who’s Who Worldwide. Her charitable efforts include Take Stock in Children as a mentor and marketing board member, Meals on Wheels, Autism Speaks and Hannah’s Buddies.
Fulton is a Florida native and a graduate of the University of North Florida.
I am a bartender at Cobbs landing and a licensed esthetician. I am also a member of the Treasure Coast Ladies League which promotes empowerment and relationships between local women. I enjoy fishing, surfing, and all things outdoors.
Sarah Flesche grew up in Michigan and moved to Fort Pierce after graduating from Western Michigan University. She is currently working at Dan McCarty Middle School and has been with St. Lucie County Public schools for 17 years. Over the years on the Treasure Coast she has volunteered with The Royal Palms and coached at Elks Park. In her free time, she enjoys going on a trail with her dogs, boating, fishing, and traveling.
Quincy is the owner and operator of Luna Belle & Friends, a home based pet sitting and dog walking business in Fort Pierce, FL. After working in the ever changing medical field for 10 years, Quincy desired a change in scenery. Not sure what to do next, Quincy took a leap of faith and resigned as Surgical Coordinator & Legal Coordinator for The Spine Center in 2015, a neurosurgery office in Palm Beach Gardens. While walking her dog Luna one afternoon, a neighbor stopped to chat, noticing her car had been in the driveway during the day. Once the neighbor realized Quincy was home, she asked if Quincy would be interested in walking her dog while she was at work. That conversation led to the start of Luna Belle & Friends in Jupiter, FL. 6 years, 2 cities and a pandemic, Luna Belle & Friends has continued to provide loving care to local pets while their owners are stuck at work or on vacation.
Quincy is also a Level 2 U.S. Masters Certified Swimming Coach and an U.S. Masters Certified Adult Learn to Swim Coach for Palm Beach Masters Swim Team in Jupiter, FL. While Quincy no longer works in the medical field, the knowledge she gained from attending the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology & Physiology; has trickled down into her coaching style. Over the last 6 years, Quincy has coached numerous adults from all ability levels to become an efficient, stronger, faster and more confident swimmer. The most rewarding part of coaching for Quincy is helping adults over come an intense fear of the water, be comfortable in the water and achieve the ability to swim 25 yards of freestyle through the Adult Learn To Swim program with Palm Beach Masters.
In Quincy’s free time she enjoys anything on, in, or around water…a true mermaid at heart; spending time with her newlywed husband Danny and their fur babies 2 dogs, Luna & Moose & Juno the bunny rabbit; listening to live music and exploring all of what Fort Pierce has to offer this native, Floridian transplant, from North Palm Beach.
My name is Kasey Bell, I was born and raised in Fort Pierce, FL but now reside in Okeechobee. My parents are Tracy Roberts and James Edwards but I was lucky enough to be raised by two dad’s, the other being Tommy Folbrecht.
Many people know me through my Dad and his business, Meltra Boat Trailers. As a “Daddy’s Girl” I grew up in his shadow and loved doing anything he was doing.
Through my childhood and teenage years if I was not at school, I was on horseback working cows with Dad, on the airboat fishing, or running around the shop. There definitely was not much that I was not a part of as a kid. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2017 and has been sorely missed every day since.
In 2013, I graduated from Port Saint Lucie High School but did attend Westwood High School from grades 9-10. After graduation, I attended Indian River State College’s Police Academy and now work as an Administrative Assistant with Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service.
I am married to Travis Bell and we have two children, Annalynne and Dawson, as well as a VERY spoiled golden retriever named Buddy. As a family we enjoy air boating, fishing, and anything that consists of us spending time together. I love to be around people and to lend a helping hand wherever I am able. My goal in life is to make a difference, whether that be in the future through my children or through myself.
Fort Pierce native Mitzi Macias has a deep love of her hometown and shows that love by helping others and giving back to her community. Besides volunteering on the Wild Gamette committee, she has volunteered at dozens of events and contributed to many non-profits throughout the years, including the local Glioblastoma community fundraisers.
Mitzi and her husband, Junior, own and operate a very successful business, Atlantic Coast Transport. As a busy wife and mother, raising 2 girls and 2 boys, Mitzi is proud to say she has dedicated 23 years to being a stay-at-home mom. A classic soccer mom, Mitzi enjoys driving her kids and their friends to their sporting events and school occasions.
Mitzi loves cooking and enjoys learning new recipes. When Mitzi is not cooking and tending to her family she enjoys going to the gym, taking advantage of the area’s beautiful waterways and beaches, and spending time with her many friends.
Mitzi is proud to be a part of the Wild Gamette Dinner committee and to serve her community in a new and exciting way.
Mary Freitas is a little lady with a big heart. Always the first one to give a hand up or volunteer for a special cause, Mary, and her husband Jimmy, are well known throughout St. Lucie County for their philanthropy. But Mary is also known for her hard work and business ethics.
Mary and Jimmy are the owners of The Rusty Putter Restaurant, at the Fairwinds Golf Course, Bonner Mobile Bar, The Paella King, Big Bone BBQ and Blue Water Storage. They have built their small conglomeration on the principle that if you treat people fairly and with honesty and respect, it will come back to you tenfold.
Previous to meeting Jimmy, Mary co-founded Vivid Hair Salon and Spa in St. Lucie West, managing the salon while remaining a hair stylist for 13 years.
She also founded the Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation, in honor of her sister who died from Pancreatic cancer. She remained the President for 10 years, until she and the Board of Directors decided to dissolve the organization and focus on other philanthropy in the community. However, they continue to fund a scholarship at Indian River State College in Mary’s sister’s name.
When not running a business or working, Mary is an avid fisherwoman, hauling in fish that often times weigh more than she does. She is a true, who loudly proclaims her love of America and proudly supports veterans.
Mary is passionate about the Busch Foundation, and is thrilled to be on the Wild Gamette Dinner committee. She loves knowing that she is helping others less fortunate, especially children, in her community.