Alena Capra, is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale based firm, Alena Capra Designs. She has over 16 years experience as an interior designer, and has worked on numerous residential design projects throughout South Florida, as well as in New York, Minnesota, California, and Arizona. In addition to being a national award winning interior designer, Alena is also a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) with the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Alena has appeared on camera as a host, designer, and/or co-host, in over 20 episode of various home improvement television shows, including Designing Spaces (Lifetime), Operation Build, (A&E and FYI) and RowhouseShowdown (FYI). Alena has also worked behind the scenes for HGTV as the set designer for Season 1 of Weekends With Luis.
Alena serves as the Industry Ambassador for Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America. She’s also a Brand Ambassador for Robern. She has worked with companies such as Legrand, Cafe Appliances (GE), Philips, and Cartier. Her design work has also been published in many national, and regional print design publications.
Presented By: Carolina F. Benzadon, CPFA, Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Advisor, NMLS #1435379 and Roy Mandke, Lending Officer, NMLS ID: 982922 from Merrill Lynch. As a full service investment group, we believe we can help you take your long term financial goals from vision to execution, while making educated decisions along the way. Financing a home is a central piece of the puzzle but could be daunting. At this seminar we will provide you with an overview of the lending process, discuss various mortgage options, and explain the risks involved. From investing fundamentals to our economic outlook for 2019 and more… Take charge of your financial future today.
Presented by, Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser. Marty is a lifelong Broward County resident, a local lawyer and an avid softball and ping pong player. From 2006 to 2012, Marty served in the Florida House of Representatives and took a special interest in improving K-12 Education. After leaving the House, Marty served as Broward County Commissioner of District 1 from 2012 to 2016 and was Mayor of Broward County from 2015 to 2016. While serving on the Commission, Marty focused on keeping property taxes low, improving services for seniors and children, and protecting animals -among other priorities.
On January 3, 2017, Marty was sworn in as your Broward County Property Appraiser and he is looking to forward to continuing to serve the wonderful residents of Broward County.
Marty is married to his wife Kelly who is a proud University of Florida Gator. Marty and Kelly have two daughters, Brianne and Camryn, a dog named Cooper and a cat named Rocky. If Marty can assist you please visit www.bcpa.net or contact me directly at 954-357-6904 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by John J. Pipoly III, Ph.D., FLS. John is program coordinator for the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)/Environmental Education Program, within the Public Communications Group of the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division. As a scientific liaison, he serves on various Broward County Intergovernmental Committees related to sustainable development, green government, and related environmental resilience areas. His specific duties include scientific outreach to schools, universities, municipal, state and federal governments, NGOs, to enhance programming in environmental- and education for sustainable development, and to foment use of Broward County Parks, natural areas and nature centers as venues for innovative experiential learning. John works with all of the Environmental Educators of the Division, collaborates with the Florida League of Environmental Educators, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the National Recreation and Parks Association and the American Public Gardens Association.