The eyes behind Bri's Eye Photography belong to Brian Scott Kalish, a professional photographer who has honed his chops since his youth, when he helped as an assistant in his parents’ photo labs. In 1990 Brian joined the Air Force, which sent him around the world where he was able to photograph remote and exotic locales such as Venice, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Now Brian specializes in portrait photography for small and large groups, including receptions, corporate events, and family portraits. He is also skilled in product photography and photography for children and animals.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they use a four-step Sylvan Insight process to design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. SylanSync technology complements in-person tutoring sessions, allowing kids to use iPads to further their learning. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Capturing intriguing images with her camera since she was 6 years old, Megan Leigh Ryan has spent a lifetime behind the lens. She uses that experience to preserve meaningful moments during portrait sessions for families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be. Skilled at manipulating natural light, she likes to use nature's panoramic backdrops to add a touch of drama to shoots. With the same attention to detail, she also covers weddings and engagements.
No matter what nature has in store, the technicians at Aire Serv of Hillsborough keep families in the lap of comfort with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning tune-ups and inspections. The staff's regimented inspections seek to ensure optimum functionality, lower utility bills, fix potentially dangerous leaks, and eradicate lingering dust particles and pollutants from homes, keeping lungs as squeaky clean and healthy as those of a marathon-running fish
A mechanic opens the hood of a car, inspects vital fluid levels, and carefully removes a four-week old kitten. Now known as Mercedes—named after her former automotive residence—she is a permanent resident of South Tampa Puppy Palace. Pet owners, dogs, and cats may spot 2-year-old Mercedes wandering throughout parts of the large facility, whose webcam-equipped boarding suites (for cats and dogs), dog runs, and play yards have the capacity for more than 150 animals. The facility's custom-built saltwater pool gives pups a 20'x30' tub to splash around in without their owners worrying about chlorine's potentially harmful effects on coats, skin, and tails' wagging patterns. The play yards also feature canopies under which dogs can cool off with fans and misters.
Led by manager Tiffanie Ivins, a former veterinary technician, South Tampa Puppy Palace's personnel include a retired veterinarian and a handful of experienced groomers. All the staffers use their extensive training in canine CPR and interpreting body language to carefully supervise dogs' playtime and prevent unwanted ear nibbling. In an effort to help dogs without permanent homes, South Tampa Puppy Palace also assists three area rescue groups by offering foster care to pups still waiting to find loving families.