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Danielle is fiercely determined to get media coverage for underrepresented groups whose businesses are doing incredible things in the Tampa Bay area.  She believes the media landscape has more room for diversity in its storytelling, so she aims to get women- and minority-owned businesses in front of the camera.

 

After graduating from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!), Danielle worked as a high school English teacher and academic department chair for seven years. She then served as the social media and public relations specialist at a tech marketing agency, and later worked as the senior staff writer and PR girl for a national nonprofit. 

When she is not working to get press for Tampa's entrepreneurs, she is leading workshops, serving on the board of A Brighter Community, volunteering as a "big" for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and serving as a member of the Tampa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

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Danielle Bayard Jackson

Josh Talkington

Josh believes diversity should be intentional and celebrated, not feared or avoided. He uses his vast experience as a storyteller and his deep media roots to put STRIDE partners in the best possible position to get the exposure and shine they deserve. 

 

A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Josh spent the first 10 years of his career working in television and radio. He has been a news reporter, anchor, and radio host in Tampa, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Jacksonville. He also helped launch video production companies SnapShot Interactive (Nashville) and Blue Dog Video (Daytona).

In 2012, with a desire to make a positive impact on underprivileged youth, Josh began working as an after-school program director in Georgia. He served in that role for four years before moving back to Tampa for a position as Senior Manager of External Relations with a national nonprofit involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, and workforce development.

Josh can be found regularly teaching public relations workshops and networking throughout the Tampa Bay area. He's also passionate about mentoring disadvantaged youth.

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