• Nona Chamber Festival Committee

    Serve on Committee to plan and execute event or Volunteer day of event
    Kathie Golson
    Event Chair
    Golson Designs/Decorating Den
    Certified Interior Decorator
    I love helping my clients create the home of their dreams.  It is very important to me that my design truly reflect my client's personality and style, resulting in a room that wraps around them and makes them feel at home.  I meet with my clients in their home and bring a wide range of samples to choose from to ensure we work within the desired budget.  I work on all size projects from one window treatment to furnishing and decorating an entire home.  It is all about you!  From concept to completion, we do it all--and we do not charge a design fee!
    Ryan Thomas NMLS 3799
    Director of Events & Entertainment
    Northpoint Mortgage
    Area Sales Manager
    Sean Gerlin, CFP® ChFC® CLU®
    Chair Elect - Events
    Financial Planner
    Matt Frith
    Competitions/Park Liaison
    Andy Sellers
    Logistics
    Andy Sellers Real Estate / RE/MAX Bluewater
    Realtor
    A Pennsylvania native, Andrew currently resides in Orlando, where has been a REALTOR® for over a decade. He prides himself on excellent customer service skills, and considers his customers his friends. As such, Andrew is passionate about providing these friends with an outstanding real estate experience.
    Bridgette Porto
    Raffle
    Academy Bus
    Sales Manager
    Angie Amate
    Volunteer Coordinator
    Luxury Realty, Inc.
    Sales Associate
    Jim Bott
    Entertainment and Decorations
    Branden Bott
    Entertainment and Decorations
    Tyrone Walker
    Entertainment
    Devon Hunter
    Beer Fest Garden & Comp Sponsor Umbrellas
    CoolThings Patio Furniture
    Sales Manager, Owner/President
    Elaine Vail
    Marketing
    Nona.Media (Nonahood News)
    Editor-in-Chief, Operations Manager
    Elaine Vail is a former music educator and stay-at-home mom now enjoying life as the editor-in-chief of Nonahood News since August 2017. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, she became a Florida resident in 2015 along with her husband and two daughters. Though she graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in music, her minor in English proved to be an asset in writing SOPs, company policy, and employee handbooks for various organizations.
    Don Long
    Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce
    CEO
    Don Long has served as CEO/President of the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce since December of 2017. He is also a former Chairman and interim President of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.

    Previously, Don enjoyed a successful entrepreneur career as owner, executive and employing yacht broker where he specialized in worldwide export and foreign currency purchases.

    Don is a retired US Marine and served in numerous duty stations including command of four embassy security detachments in high tension areas in Africa and Europe along with combat deployment to Somalia. Don is also a military combat correspondent holding certifications as a print, broadcast and photo journalist. Reaching the highest enlisted rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant, Don served as the Public Affairs Chief of the Marine Corps where he managed an entire occupational field from the Pentagon.

    Don graduated with honors in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
    Andrea Byrge
    Beer Tent
    Andrea Byrge Realtor, Realty 320
    Realtor

    I am a Licensed REALTOR with Realty 320 who has lived in the Orlando area for over 40 years. Having designed and built two custom homes, I really enjoy working with buyers who are using local home builders on new construction homes. My specialtes include lakefront and investment properties. I am also Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce and am a former board member of St. Cloud Chamber. Foundering and current member of The Influencers BNI, I strive to help grow local businesses through relationships and referrals. I have been married 33 years to Chuck Byrge, a Captain for Southwest Airlines; together we have two adult sons and 2 grandchildren. Call me for a no-pressure consultation.

    SILVIA ARAUJO
    Beer Fest & Volunteers
    Felicity Gomer