Autism in Ocala: We wish to open an Autism center here in Ocala Florida. As previous board members of Ocala Autism Support Network, we were able to see first hand what families who have children on the Autism Spectrum needed and were missing. In an effort to be able to provide these services, therapies and assistive devices, KidGenius was born.
Delsa Darline is Creative Communications Director Her company e-Swank specializes in "Guerrilla" marketing tactics. Most importantly she is a mother to 4 wonderful boys, 2 biological and 2 who she just wont leave alone. Her theory is to never take business so seriously that you forget why you set out to conduct it. “Before I go to bed every night I ask myself did I do all that I could; and then I sleep – I haven’t slept in 18 years!”
KidGenius Inc. is a not for profit organization that believes every child is Genius. We strive to empower families, help their children of all ages reach their full potential. All special needs children should be given the opportunity to afford the benefits of alternative therapies and assistive technologies
Audra Coats-Hudson is a Christian life, relationship and marriage coach who helps couples create a solid foundation for a lasting and intimate marriage. As a coach, Audra helps individuals reach their God-given potential and guides couples towards life-long marriages that are filled with passion, deep connection, consideration and respect.
Prior to coaching, Audra was a mentor, lay counselor and coordinator for various non-profits that served women and families. Today, Audra offers a variety of services including individual and couple’s coaching, keynote speeches and workshops. She currently resides in Ocala, Fl with her husband and best friend, Mack Hudson, and their faithful, four-legged squire, Leonidas.
Rebecca Matthews has 15 years of experience primarily in the Human Services field as a Human Resources Manager, Office Manager and as a Group Facilitator specializing in Team Building, Equine Assisted Therapy and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics). She served as the Guardian of The Refuge Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports individuals and families afflicted by addiction, by providing therapeutic opportunities such as residential treatment and outpatient services. Rebecca’s experience in business development, marketing and client services have facilitated her ability to better determine the needs of who she serves while decreasing costs and increasing client satisfaction ratings. Rebecca considers herself to be a lifelong learner and constantly peruses opportunities for growth in Human
Joe Martone The station was bought in 2010 at which time it was only AM and went off the air at dusk. The first change was to go 24/ 7 and the second was to add a dual Broadcast on FM, The third change came with Audio & Video streaming. WOCA is heavily involved in the community helping the many non profits.
He became involved in radio in 1968 with Junior Achievement and has worked in and out of radio ever since.
Shortly after high school he enlisted in the Navy and served with the Air Wing VA-147 attached to the USS Constellation CVA-64. His main classification was CSG - Commissaryman, but after the 12 hour daily shift was over he went to the Radio station where he
worked on Armed Forces Radio & Television. This happened during his tours in Viet-Nam in the early 70’s. He stayed in as a Naval Reservist and finished his commitment as a Seabee.
Russ Dulaney is an IT Professor at Rasmussen College Ocala (19 years and counting) on the days he is not fishing or steering his boat down the St. John’s River. If he’s not working on a computer, he is building or repairing something McGyver style. He has a totally awesome wife, 2 kids, his dad, and an assortment of cats and dogs at home to keep him busy.
Raquel Dulaney is a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Totally Awesome Massage & Wellness, where she focuses on Lymphedema work and education. She has 2 kids (7 if you count the furkids), that she loves to smother just a little bit. Music, laughter, and hugs are the grease that keep the wheels of her life moving.
Services, Business Administration, and the most current Technology available. However, closest to her heart will always be Experiential Therapies.
He worked at many jobs, from Ice rink guard/ instructor, projectionists, forklift operator, industrial electrician, business management, business owner and radio stations along the way.
Born in New Haven, Ct., moved to Hendersonville, NC and then to Ocala, FL. He has served on the board of the Blue Ridge Radio Players (National Audio Theater), Marion Literacy Council, Vets Helping Vets and had been involved with the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Special Olympics, Ocala Business Leaders, Shiners’, Habitat for Humanity, CEP, West Marion Business Association, Main Street Chamber, Ocala Civic Theatre, Marion County Children’s Alliance, American Heart Association, Relay for Life, Florida Kid helping Kids, Salvation Army, Making Strides for Breast Cancer, Life South blood bank, ARC, Absolute Theater, God & Country, Pumpkin Run, and more.
Traci Karbler, originally from Ohio; Traci moved to Ocala 13 years ago to be close to her parents. She has 1 son & 2 grandchildren, and is the Proprietor of Tattookah. Her idea for the tattoo shop came “on a whim” after she hosted a cookout for friends and talked to tattoo artists who complained about their jobs. Wanting her friends to have a place to be able to enjoy better working conditions Traci did what Traci does, rolled up her sleeves and made magic happen. Two months later Tattookah was born. Her love for family transfers into her business and she has made it a point to look for ways to bring in people who would normally not set foot inside a tattoo shop. The walls and shelves are full of handmade crafts made by local artists for sale and over in a corner is a teepee where you will often find one of her grandchildren playing. Though many would not consider a tattoo shop to be a family friendly place, somehow Traci has accomplished just that. As a proud Ambassador for the Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), Traci helps to build stronger community relationships.
Natalia Moy Natalia Moy is a Film Producer and Co-Founder of ThatsHowItsDoneProductions, a multiple award winning film production Company specializing in Cinematography and Visual Effects. Natalia has been married, and has educated children since 1996. Her husband is the fortunate and privileged man to make logic and settle her high spirited heart, together they feel honored to have been entrusted and gifted with 5 incredibly talented sons. The best and most enduring hands-on-project they accomplished as a family is building their own two-story house.
Recognized for strengthening women and empowering them to become Ambitious Mommies. Natalia enjoys transforming lives through motivational speaking and instilling guidance with core values to those in need. She aspires toward greatness by setting her mind to do something and being an example on how to accomplish completion. Her favorite word is Ambition, which means to have a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
April Adams has been in Banking since 1998, working her way up, into her current position as a Branch Sales Manager with M&S Bank, now a division of Ameris Bank. She has worked for 3-Banks, but through Mergers/Acquisitions, 8-different Bank names.
She has 2-children, her 15-year old daughter Breana, is a sophomore at Forest High School and participates in the ROTC program, and an 11-year old son, Loyd, who is in the 6th Grade at Osceola Middle School, and plays Football for the MCYFL Junior Cowboys.
She and her family are very involved with-in the community and have had the honor & privilege to be involved in various community organizations such as:
Ocala Honor Flight-Board Member & Logistics Coordinator
BNI Profit Makers-Member & Vice President
Friends of the Ocala Public Library-Board Member & Past Treasurer
ELO/YPO-Member & on their Community Service Committee
M&S Bank-Strategic Planning Committee
United Way-Young Leaders Society, on their Campaign Committee, & their Focus Group
Wrigley Fields Baseball Association-Past Board Member & Treasurer
She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and working-out.