Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 | Ron Schooler has been detailing and cleaning boats for 20 years; 13 of those years have been spent in Sarasota at Marina Jack. "Look at where I am!" he says. "Every day is like a vacation."
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 | Susana Maldonado has worked at Hibbs Farm and Garden Supply for three years and has been in the gardening industry for five years. "I love the annuals," she says. "They are more beautiful than the perennials."
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 | Max Bedwell has spent six years driving school buses for the Sarasota County School District. "(I enjoy) meeting new kids and bumping into kids I had on my routes before," he says.
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 | Tom Clarke has spent two years in the rum business with Drum Circle Distilling, based on Siesta Key. "I like the uniqueness of the business," he says. "It's not your standard business."
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 | Johanna Krempe has worked as a nurse for 32 years. Her last 27 years have been spent at Sarasota Memorial Hospital working as a labor delivery nurse. "(I love) to be part of this enormous event ... The miracle of bringing life into the world," she says.