Michelle Passoff spearheaded the VOICE YOUR VOTE 2020 project during the Covid 19 pandemic. She co-owns FREE FROM CLUTTER ESTATE SALES, based in St. Petersburg. Florida, is the author of “Lighten Up! Free Yourself From Clutter” (HarperPerennial), and was a public relations and media executive in New York City for many years. She and her husband, Andre, share an art studio where she paints and does photography.
Nawlage, music producer, is head of production at Grand Bay Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida. With roots in Boston and New York City, Nawlage first became widely-known for his dancehall hits and his Husband or Wife song, which was included in French Montana’s COKE BOY series. Other hits originated and performed by Nawlage in various genres of music including hip hop, reggae and rap include She’s A Tease, Take Your Breath Away and So Into You. After many years on the road, Nawlage is applying his passion for producing to grooming and educating up and coming artists.
Joe Remo is an audio engineer at Grand Bay Recording studios in Tampa, Florida. Joe has had a career in radio as a board operator for Cox Media group and enjoys ding community service with WMNF 88.5 FM.
SH3 (pronounced ‘she’) is a singer, songwriter, producer and audio engineer from Toronto, Canada. SH3 works with artists from a variety of genres to help shape their musical visions into well crafted songs; many of whom work with her long-time collaborator, NdroiDBeats from Tampa, Florida.
Tanya LaReese is a singer, songwriter and recording artist. She has shared the stage with various famous artists in concerts and plays such as The Clark Sisters and Tank, and performed in Clay Aiken's Christmas Concert Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall. She has written and co-produced an album, called Ready or Not. Tanya LaReese's roots are in Gospel music from childhood, and she is well-versed in different genres of music such as Christian rock, R&B, Pop, Motown, 70s, 80s, 90s, Jazz, Classical, Reggae, Soul, Funk, and Rock. She is a dynamic entertainer with a powerful voice that will touch your heart and soul. Tanya LaReese collects motorcycles and enjoys riding them in her free time.
Javi D’Rosa is a singer and songwriter who is about to release his first song in the reggaeton style, which is close to his heart and his heritage. Although he was born in the United States, he was raised in the Dominican Republic. Since he was 14 years old, his love of writing songs and singing has competed with his love of baseball. Javi has a library of songs in his head just waiting to be heard! He now lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Flavia Rueda is a photographer, videographer and culinary entrepreneur at heart, but music is second nature to her. Raised in Cuba where she studied guitar, piano, and singing at a music conservatory at an early age, she continued her pursuit on piano and singing at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. She moved to Tampa Bay three years ago.
Ashley Smith is a singer, vocal coach, and accomplished entertainer in contemporary, jazz, and blues. She lives in Tampa, Florida and has performed internationally and throughout Florida both solo and with other various musicians for more than 9 years. Her band, Ashley Smith and The Random Occurrence (ASTRO) is currently recording their first album to be released later this year.
Trinity Danielle Sanchez is a rapper and artist and enjoys creating art, writing and performing poems, spoken word, and songs. She is also an audio engineer and has practiced Cello for 3 years. She Is a senior at Freedom High School in Tampa, Florida.
Jeff Blake is a St. Petersburg based singer/songwriter/guitarist whose releases include Who We Choose To Be (2013), Songs From The Crooked Thumb (2017), Meander (2018), Lyricoustica (2019) and the soon to be released Someday (2020).
Patti Ecker is a Chicagoland singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and entertainer whose releases include "Praireland" and "Gypsy Lover's Eyes." She spent her formative musical years in Florida, where she honed her craft as a solo performer as well as in rock, jazz and original bands.
Joe Porter has been performing and teaching upright and electric bass guitar since 1993. Having earned a B.A. in jazz performance, he joined The Maynard Ferguson band and toured the world for 2 years, before settling in St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently he is an educator at the Players School of Music in Largo, Florida while continuing to maintain an active schedule as a freelance musician.
Coral is an actress, singer, zumba instructor and sign language interpreter. She earned an AA from Bristol Community College in Deaf Students and a BS from University of South Florida’s ASL Interpreting Program.
Clint is a multi-award winning film, commercial & music video director hailing from the University of Tampa with a B.A. in Film & Media Arts. With 13 dedicated years in the business, Clint has passionately made numerous contributions to the entertainment industry & thrives on bringing people together for the sake of art. He has produced & directed several commercials for high end brands including Rolls Royce, Bentley & Maserati. In 2011, Clint formed Sharp Edge Entertainment, a film production company.
Ryan founded Justified Films in 2010, a video production company with a studio in Clearwater, FL. His first feature film FOLLOWERS was picked up at AFM and distributed across the world including US theaters in 2018. In addition he has co- produced other films and wrote scripts optioned by EFO Films (The Irishman, POWER). He has also directed projects for prestigious brands including the PGA, Western Digital and Starbucks. A native of Tampa Bay, Ryan graduated from University of South Florida in Mass Communications. By the end of college he had already produced several award-winning short films and music videos featuring the late Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane). Before starting his own company, he oversaw the video department for a large international manufacturing company.
Denine Harper is an award-winning marketer and strategist, with tenures at T-Mobile, TPG Direct and Lorél Marketing Group, where she managed and executed integrated marketing campaigns and programs in the retail, consumer goods, wireless and technology industries. Denine has recently relocated to Tarpon Springs, Florida from Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of New Jersey in Visual Design with an emphasis on interactive design.
Ryan Bremner is a former arts and technology educator turned entrepreneur. Since founding Stonehouse Graphics, he has specialized in providing start-ups and small business owners the technology and design services they need to be competitive and look good doing it. In addition to web and graphic design, Ryan has provided email and social media campaign strategy, digital advertising, e-commerce, interactive signage and systems integrations for large nationwide companies and small local organizations alike. Ryan has a Masters in Media and Technology from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL.
Mindi Richter is a Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist and Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. An experienced trial lawyer, Mindi litigates intellectual property and trademark cases. She also has a vast amount of experience in transactional intellectual property matters and she routinely counsels’ clients in developing patent, copyright, and trademark portfolios and handles trademark and copyright prosecution matters. Mindi frequently evaluates the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and financings. Her pro bono guidance on the Let Your Voice be Heard - Vote 2020 project has been invaluable.
Yvonne attributes her love of dancing, singing, and playing classical music to her Cuban roots. She is active in Tampa’s Friday Morning Musicale and Federated Women’s Club, which brings a variety of free musical performances to Hyde Park’s historical Musicale building and offers scholarships to students. Yvonne is a retired Spanish teacher, translator, interpreter and tester.
Tim, who once called St Petersburg home, now lives and votes at the other end of I-95 in Portland, Maine. He's a non-profit consultant by day and community activist in his spare time. At night, he plays drums with the underground group The Executive Committee Of The People's Will, which has yet to leave their basement practice space. But, he would go to the ends of the earth to vote in 2020. When Tim heard about Voice Your Vote 2020 he insisted on contributing his stimulus check, which saved the day.
André worked on the link sharing and public relations campaign for Voice Your Vote 2020. He is a Jew born in France during the WWII to parents fighting in the Resistance against the Nazis. He was baptized and hidden with a Catholic family until his parents reclaimed him and returned with him to his home in Brussels, Belgium. Formerly having worked in international trade and raised llamas in New Mexico, Andre is a sculptor and painter. An American citizen since 2011, he is acutely aware that the privilege of living in a democracy is precious. Andre is married to Michelle Passoff, the coordinator of Voice Your Vote 2020, and he is proud of his five grandchildren.
Lisa has been politically active for about 20 years because she cares deeply about the future of our country. After a successful career in the fashion industry, she turned her time and attention to having fun and making a difference by volunteering for several organizations and is a docent at the Salvador Dali Museum.
Janes lives in New York City, where she is an Intellectual Property Legal Recruiter. Jane began her voting and political interests when she helped her mother at the polls for the 1960 election She is a long-time friend of Michelle Passoff.