Learn About Agoldphoto!


How did agoldphoto get started?

I worked for Humane Society of Broward County from 2013-2015 and managed the website and social media. They asked me to take over the photography program when I was about 6 months into the position. At that time, I didn’t know anything about photography or working with animals, but I spent the next 8 months watching YouTube videos, practicing and training volunteers. After taking photos of shelter pets 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, I got pretty good at It.

I moved to Tampa in December 2015 to take a role as a Marketing Manager. I started volunteering at Humane Society of Tampa Bay in April of the same year and I was just taking adoption photos for their website. They asked me to host a Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser in July of 2016 and the two-day event sold out. I was posting my photos on IG and someone reached out from Ft. Myers. She asked if I ever make it to that area and If I would come to her house for a photo shoot. I gave it some thought and decided to reach out to the Gulf Coast Humane Society to host an Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser and that one sold out too. They suggested I reach out to Humane Society Naples and that event sold out. 

Since my first event in Tampa, I have hosted over 50 Pet Photo Shoot Fundraisers and have raised over $30,000 for the animal shelters and charities I have worked with. I was just hosting events in Florida, but now I am traveling the country. In June, I traveled to Colorado and hosted 3 events there. That trip was so successful that I am going back in September and at the end of July, I am going to Vegas to do in-home pet photos shoots. 

I quit my full-time job as a Marketing Director on May 1, 2017 to work on AGoldPhoto full-time and will never look back. 

The event for the Leon County Humane Society is part of my 30th Birthday Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser road trip. I am traveling from Tampa to DC and stopping in…

– Tallahassee

– Jacksonville

– Asheville

– Greenville

– Charlotte

– Atlanta

– Baltimore

– DC

You can learn more about the road trip at 

http://www.agoldphoto.com/roadtrip

What do you want visitors and locals to know about agoldphoto that they may not already know?

I have a very unique style. These are not your old school pet portraits. The photo sessions are just the pets and you can think of them as what would normally be outtake photos. My photos are aimed at showing your pet’s true personality. 

What’s the craziest thing to happen at a photo shoot?

Nothing too crazy has happened, but the most unique animal I have taken photos of have been hedgehogs. That was for a cooperate photo shoot for Take Your Pet to Work Day. 

How did the road trip come about and how can people become involved in it?

I wanted to see my grandmother who lives in the DC area and now that I quit my job, I have the time to do it. I also love road trips so I thought it was a great way to see the country, raise money for shelters, visit family and wake up every morning loving what I do. 
What social media does agoldphoto use?

IG, Snapchat and FB 

Describe agoldphoto in 5 words or less

Best job in the world

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Learn About The Pedicabgo App!

How did the pedicabgo app come about?

Pedicab go came about from knowing I was missing out on potential rides. The only return rides I was getting were from business cards I would hand out or entering my actual phone number into the customers phone. I thought what makes other modern ride hailing companies successful? All of these companies have an app, so after asking around and doing some research I found that there isn’t really that for pedicabing. So I thought if the customer had an app to contact me, I wouldn’t have to worry about customers losing my card or forgetting my name after I entered it into their phone.

What do you want visitors and locals to know about the pedicabgo app that they may not already know?

Visitors and locals should know that pedicabgo’s primary goal is to get you in contact with your rider as fast and easy as possible. Your pedicaber usually will also know where the best places to get a bite to eat are, the best local bars and almost always know the fastest route to get there.

How does the pedicabgo app help simplify the pedicab industry?

Pedicabgo’s mission is too not only make finding and contacting your pedicab driver very easy, but too eliminate the uncertainty of coordinating a ride. Far too many times have I asked a customer where they needed to be picked up, then to find out they were actually 1 block the other way. With pedicabgo’s google map finder we hope to eliminate those scenarios when your customer sends their exact google map location.

How has the pedicabgo app grown in the short time since it’s launch?

Even though Pedicabgo app is fairly new, we’re already getting a lot of great feedback and support. Pedicaber’s accross the nation have downloaded the app and are even making feature requests that are being put into the latest updates. Hopefully this can continue and pedicabgo can grow along side the pedicab community.

What’s next for the pedicabgo app?

Pedicabgo is currently building the iphone app, and we’re on target for a release in the next couple of weeks.

What social media does the pedicabgo app use?

none really except instagram: PedicabGo

Describe the pedicabgo app in 5 words or less

Find your pedicabber, and ride!

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Learn About Bar Trivia With Hank!


How did Bar Trivia with Hank get started?

I used to play trivia on a regular basis in a local restaurant, but when our host moved my team decided to take some time off. Not long after, a friend who was working at a local biker bar – The Rusty Bucket – asked me to run a trivia night for them. She said they’d pay me in beer. Everything went great, and a few weeks later they suggested paying me in cash because I was drinking all their beer. About the time the Rusty Bucket closed in 2011, a group of grad students scouted me to host a night for them at the Corner Pocket. Six years, thousands and thousands of rounds, many different venues, and god knows how many beers and here I am, a professional Trivia Host.

 

What do you want visitors and locals to know about Bar Trivia with Hank that they may not already know?

I am a Trivia Host because I love facts and information. I write every question (except the obvious ones – 10 Final Jeopardy questions, something like that), and I try to tailor them toward the individual venues and what players enjoy. I always take requests, but I don’t do straight up sports rounds. I tend to run a geekier night, but my hope is that everyone who plays has fun.

Also, if you have never played you may not know about Hoarders’ Delight, something you only get at Bar Trivia With Hank. That’s where I pull the name of one team out of my tip jar every night and they get to take home some random stuff that’s been taking up space in my car or house. Anything from a broken modem to a machete, a Batman poster to a used waffle maker. Everybody gets a chance to win!

 

How has Bar Trivia with Hank grown since it started?

By leaps and bounds! At the Bucket I had a half dozen teams of a few people each, using trivia as a way to kill time while they did some Monday drinking (I am a big fan of Monday drinking). Not I run a steady five nights per week, from Proof in Railroad Square to Northside Pies out Thomasville Road. I’m proud to be one of the only people in the south – maybe even in the country – making my living as a professional Quiz Lord.

 

What’s the craziest thing to happen at a Bar Trivia with Hank night?

Things can get a little loud and rowdy, but never all that crazy. It’s bar trivia!

 

What’s next for Bar Trivia with Hank?

Bigger! Better! Badder! More music rounds! More dorky stuff! I’ve been doing themed nights on Mondays at Under Wraps (an entire night built around one topic instead of my usual style of 5 rounds with a different topic each) and that’s a ton of fun.

 

What social media does Bar Trivia with Hank use?

Check me out on Facebook at facebook/bartriviawithhank for schedules, puzzles, and hints.

Describe Bar Trivia with Hank in 5 words or less

Drunk nerds winning free beer.

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Enjoy Your Summer With A Local Eco Tour!

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See it on a Segway!  Looking for something fun to do in Tallahassee??  Sightseeing on a Segway is a breeze!  Our tours include downtown, historic areas, Capital complex, Gaines Street, All Saints District, FSU campus, Smokey Hollow, Cascades Park and more!!  All of our tours are led by one of our knowledgeable guides on a radio equipped Segway PT.  A Segway is the fun and easy way to see Tallahassee in a whole new way!  Tours available 7 days a week!

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Ready to do something fun, exciting, and unforgettable in Tallahassee? Take off with Tallahassee Helicopters for a breathtaking and memorable scenic tour or adventure flight. Over 10 tours to choose from. Learn more about our tours and book your flight right now at tours.tallahassee-helicopters.com.

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Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital & The Forgotten  Coast  🚕🚌📷👻👪🐾

Photo by Jamie Boynton Photography

Conducting Guided Tours in Florida’s Capital since 2004.Fun narrated tours on a speedy, breezy, eco-friendly vehicle nicked named Wilma.  Yes, as in Flintstone.  Wilma is all electric.  Relax and see Tallahassee’s many local attractions. Our tours can include lots of photo opportunities and this summer, cooling off stops along the Capital Cascades Trail. Bring a towel. Find us on TripAdvisor.  ToursInTallahassee.com booking@toursintallahassee.com Call or Text 850-212-2063

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Mayor Andrew Gillum Taking The Pedicab For A Spin At The Longest Table On FAMU Way

Capital City Pedicabs has been Tallahassee’s Pedicab company since 2013. We had our humble beginnings in Midtown where Axios Salt Spa and Juice Bar currently resides and catered to the late night crowd to get them home safe after last call. From that store front we booked our first wedding. Over the years we have evolved from late night bar runs to green transportation event support. You can catch us around town at events to help get around. We have done a number of weddings, birthdays, festivals, concerts and more over the years. A few years ago we started operating on FSU Campus and in the city parks as a great way to help people get around and enjoy what those areas have to offer.

Check out our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuLIH8DeMaQlrO2sDtr6ZQ

And look for us on social media to see what we are up to.

Facebook – “Capital City Pedicabs LLC” Twitter/Instagram – “ccpedicabsllc”

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Entertainment Spotlight : Neftali Hernandez


What made you want to get into acting?

Ironically enough, I never grew up wanting to be an actor. I remember one day during summer break from college, I was watching a TV show and was extremely immersed in the story and drawn in by the actors. I realized that these actors were real people with real lives. With their gift of acting, they were able to captivate and entertain. This realization stuck with me and I was filled with a desire to be like them. If they could do it, why couldn’t I?

How would you explain acting to those who would want to pursue it?
This business is a MARATHON not a SPRINT. Many people get caught up on these “overnight” successes and don’t realize that some of those actors have worked tirelessly for years. You have to visualize exactly what you want and you have to go for it without any doubts. You have to be committed no matter what anybody says. In terms of actually acting, have fun with your character! Mentally and behaviorally transform yourself into that person.
What’s the craziest thing to happen on set?

Crazy things are always happening on set, however, one moment that comes to mind is when I was prepping for a scene and the director approached me with a chocolate cake and essentially told me I had to gobble down the entire cake for the scene. Chocolate is my favorite flavor…let’s just say that it was the most glorious scene I had ever done. It was truly a ‘piece of cake’.
How has the industry evolved over the years?

One of the most powerful things to affect the industry has been accessibility. Just about everyone has access to the internet and thus better access to casting calls, networks, news of current events, and ways to submit for roles.  
What’s next for you?

I am fortunate enough to have received a Master’s degree in Psychology. This degree has helped me take on unique perspectives for different acting roles. My desire is to continue utilizing my skills for greater growth as an actor. I’ve had the opportunity to demonstrate to others that anything you set your mind to can be accomplished.  

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neftalihernandez/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeftaliHernandezOfficial/

Describe acting in 5 words or less
An opportunity of a lifetime

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Entertainment Spotlight : Ryan O’Flanagan

How did you get into being a comedian?

I started doing stand up comedy in college. I wanted to be an actor for a while, majoring in theater and stuff like that. I thought comedy might help me break into acting. But since then, it’s taken on a life of its own. Now acting and comedy are kind of my two equal pursuits.

What do you want visitors and locals to know about being a comedian that they may not already know?
I can’t speak for all comedians, but I’d like people to know that we aren’t always in comedian mode. So don’t be disappointed if we’re weird or shy or quiet when you meet us. Then again, plenty of comics are super goofy and hilarious all the time. I am definitely not one of those comics. I’m more quiet and reclusive off stage. But I respect the comics who live life as a comedian. It seems exhausting.

How has the industry evolved over the years?
I think the big obvious change is how quickly things come and go, especially as the internet is becoming such a gross ADHD wasteland. The rise of the viral video has changed the landscape of comedy. One dumb video you put on Facebook can change your life. As opposed to perfecting a craft for twenty years, there are plenty of other ways to get attention now. Social media has changed comedy in such a huge way. I actually just read a book about comedy writing, but it was from the mid-eighties. And while some basics of humor will always be the same, the pursuit and availability of comedy is so different that the book didn’t make sense anymore. Also, I can’t read. So that didn’t help.

How did the “Ryan does” tour videos come about?
The first one I did was on Hollywood Blvd, which is a block from where I live. I thought it’d be funny to do a character that was super excited to be there but was also incredibly stupid. It’s just kind of a character my friends would laugh at. Endlessly upbeat, but super naive and ignorant and illiterate. So I filmed that first video making an ass of myself in Hollywood, then got home and went to upload it to my computer, and realized I had been holding my phone vertically the whole time. So I had to go back the next day and film the entire thing over again. Then when I posted it, a friend told me to make it “public” which I didn’t realize was a thing. So I did, and it had a lot of success, so I decided I needed to do some more. I pitched the video to Funny or Die and now I’m working with them to make more videos.

Where did “holy snopes” and “you gotta be joking my ass” come from?
I like to tack the word “ass” at the end of people or things. Instead of “When is Jack gonna get here?” it’s “When is Jack’s ass gonna get here?” I’ve just always found that funny. It wasn’t a planned thing, but when I started recording the Hollywood video, it just seemed like something weird that character would do. So “You gotta be joking” became “You gotta be joking my ass.” Then “Holy snopes” was something I said one time like a year ago that made my friend laugh. So I brought it back for this character.

What’s next for you?
I do stand up regularly in LA and around the country. I’ll be in a Netflix original series called “American Vandal” which is set to premiere September 15th. And I’m gonna keep making these weird videos until I get sick of them.

What social media do you use?

I’m on Twitter @ryanoflan, Facebook @ryanoflanagancomedy, and Instagram @ryanoflan. I tried Snapchat but that one is for the kids.

Describe being a comedian in 5 words or less

Consistently disappointing my family. woops!

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Learn About Tallahassee Lemonade Day!

What do you want visitors and locals to know about Tallahassee lemonade day that they may not already know?
What people may not know about Lemonade Day Tallahassee is that, even after three years, we are STILL the only city in Florida to participate and the next nearest city is probably Jackson, Mississippi! There are no cities at all in Georgia!

How has Tallahassee lemonade day grown since it started?

Since it got started, Lemonade Day Tallahassee has grown almost three fold! The first year, we had about 25 children register for the free training with about 16 stands opening on Lemonade Day that year. In the second year, 2016, the Health Department reinstated the requirement that each stand would need to purchase a $50 permit in order to operate so instead of growing from year 1 to year 2, the number of stands that opened that year actually decreased! Luckily, there are so many more people that are apart of the Lemonade Brigade and they were able to get permits waived from the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health! Yay!

How can people be a part of Tallahassee lemonade day?

It’s easy to participate in Lemonade Day Tallahassee! All parents (or any loving adult) has to do is go to https://tallahassee.lemonadeday.org and create an account to register any children they want to participate! The training materials are FREE!! There is a separate, additional registration to be an official Lemonade Day Tallahassee lemonade stand; that link is also on the Lemonade Day Tallahassee website, near the bottom where it says ‘Stands.’

What’s next for Tallahassee lemonade day?

Next for Lemonade Day Tallahassee is the addition of a co-City Director, Prof. Kenyatta Rosier. She is amaaaazing at creating experiential events so definitely look for the town to painted yellow for Lemonade Day Tallahassee 2018!

What social media does Tallahassee lemonade day use?

Find us on Instagram and Twitter! We’re @tallylemonade and our Facebook page is Tallahassee Lemonade Day!

Describe Tallahassee lemonade day in 5 words or less

In 5 words less? We’d say Lemonade Day Tallahassee is “Local kidpreneurship at its best!”

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