Annette is a 20 year resident of Miami Beach. She came here for museum work which grew into other jobs through which she has immersed herself in the architecture, culture, history, heritage, and more of the region. Fromm earned a Ph.D. in folklore at Indiana University with an emphasis on ethnic identity and customs and rituals of immigrant groups in the US and elsewhere which gives her a unique perspective on the evolving life in South Florida. She is an accomplished lecturer, teacher, and mentor who enjoys showing off her city to visitors. Annette is also a foodie who explores food traditions in Miami and elsewhere.
Sylvia has gathered information about her native Miami since she strolled along its streets as a child. A Florida International University graduate in Communications, she worked as a local journalist, winning two Florida Associated Press Awards for Editorial Writing and serving a 2008 fellowship for the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She was an educator at HistoryMiami Museum and now teaches for Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University’s lifelong learning programs. She is a Miami-Dade County Heritage Tourism Guide and a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami. She publishes “Tropical Tracings,” about Florida history, and “Her Steps,” about American women’s history, on Facebook and co-hosts "Roadside Florida," a television program about Florida's historic tourist attractions produced by Miami-Dade College and the Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.
Reina earned a PhD in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American literature and culture from Florida State University. She taught all levels of college Spanish, courses on Latin American literature and history, women writers, and Cuban writers for many years in Arkansas and Washington state. She has also led student tours and study abroad programs in Spain and Costa Rica. Her academic research focuses on Cuban and Cuban-American women writers and artists. Reina loves languages, travel, and the arts. She currently lives in Miami Beach and works at an art gallery.
The Barnacle, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and Miami City Hall
Rubell Family Collection and Nader Collection
Cafe Versailles and Calle Ocho
Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami