julie brannon

Julie opened Bailey’s Naturals Herbal Apothecary in 2005, and has been a resident for the past 9 years. She’s a Master Herbalist, holistic health counselor, lecturer, and shop girl. She has an awesome daughter named Bailey and a cool cat named Moe. She’s President of the community garden at Folly Farm, former member of the Citizens Finance Advisory Committee, and original board member of WHO  (Women Helping Others). She’s also a licensed pilot, avid gardener, and the original herb nerd. 

jarine dotson
jarine dotson

Jarine, a Safety Harbor resident who retired after thirty years in the Human Resources industry, loves getting up before dawn to photograph the sunrise along with other Safety Harbor views. You can see more of her work at Jarine Dotson Photography on Facebook and at various shops around town and at the Sunday Market on Main or in her private studio by appointment. Or meet up with Jarine along the bay for sun rise!

laura kepner

Laura moved to this city in 2008. Founder of Safety Harbor Writers & Poets, she has facilitated open mic nights, classes, conferences and more. She is co-author of A Brief History of Safety Harbor and editor-in-chief of ODET, a Florida-based literary journal. Laura is secretary for the Whispering Souls African American Cemetery and a Museum board member. Laura will share local history, biographies, and more. Reach Laura at safetyharborhistory@gmail.com.

kate kohler

Kate has lived in Safety Harbor since 2003.  After careers in cooking and computing support, she earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science. She worked as a Library Media Specialist for 8 years in Pinellas County.  Currently Kate is self-employed in Marketing and Sales Administration and has always promoted research and Information Literacy. She is an avid bicyclist and audiobook addict.  Kate’s interests are environmental issues, cooking, and intelligent urban planning.  

duncan kovar
duncan kovar

Duncan has lived in Safety Harbor for twelve years. He serves as one of two north county residents on the Transit Riders Advisory Committee (TRAC) for PSTA. He also serves as TRAC liaison to the Forward Pinellas Citizen Advisory Council. Duncan’s career implementing large-scale computer systems in manufacturing plants led him to be a million-mile traveler who has visited every state. He now rides about town on a red scooter.

janet lee

Janet is a media producer, instructional Designer, and author living in Safety Harbor since 2014. She is active in the art community and is often involved in local events, parades, and good will projects. She loves to walk at the Safety Harbor marina with her two golden doodle dogs, Charlee and William. Contact Janet Lee with your Safety Harbor media project at everythingjanetlee@gmail.com.

kathryn malaxos
kathryn malaxos

Kathryn has lived in Safety Harbor since 1990. She is a mother of two grown humans and a dog who may never grow up. Kathy started teaching in 1989 and continues to work as a public school teacher. She is a student in USF St. Pete’s master’s program for Digital Journalism & Design where she has been able to pursue a life-long interest in journalism. Contact her with story ideas and suggestions at newsroom@safetyharborsun.com.

laura mccoullough

Laura has lived in our area, raising her three children here, for over twenty years and settled in Safety Harbor in 2016. Addressing the death of her oldest son and his amazing spirit, Laura blogs at https://livelikedevon.com. She also co-facilitates a parents grief support group with a local chapter of Helping Parents Heal. An RN at a local hospital, she is passionate about social issues and is a member of Indivisible Safety Harbor. Reach Laura at laurawrites4me@gmail.com.