Meet the Leadership and Executive Board at the heart of St Pete Pride.
Tiffany is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of LionMaus Media, a creative advertising and social agency with Pride-supporting clients like Tampa General Hospital and Riverside Recovery. Originally from London, England, Tiffany moved to St. Pete during Pride 2019 with her wife and three daughters. Tiffany has a B.A. in Literature and a Masters in Shakespeare from University College London.
Nicole recently moved to St Pete to join the Pride team. Their background is in non-profit administration, behavioral health, and hospitality management. She enjoys being outdoors, random adventures, good tequila and better food. Nicole, partner Cait, and their pup PJ are incredibly excited to be a part of the St Pete Pride team and the St Petersburg community.
Served on Pride Board since 2008 as Co-Chair, VP, President, Secretary and Treasurer. Former financial analyst with Credit Suisse. Attended St Pete High School and happy to give back to the community upon my return to St Pete.
A Colorado transplant, I moved to FL 3 years ago to escape the cold and snow! I love our St Pete community and the wonderful, diverse people who make it special. I joined the St Pete Pride team as a volunteer in 2019 and joined the Board in the Fall of 2020. Delighted to be helping celebrate SPP’s 20th Anniversary!
Dr. Byron Green is a successful coach, business owner, consultant, and public speaker. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctorate of Education from North Carolina State University. His educational and research background centers in the intersection of Adult Education and D.E.I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). His experience as a Non-Profit Sr. DEI professional, corporate trainer, and peer-reviewed researcher led him to become an advocate for equity in all spaces.
Carey is originally from Columbia, South Carolina and moved to St. Petersburg in 2013. She received her B.A. in English with Emphasis in Creative Writing from Presbyterian College and currently works as an Underwriting Supervisor for a super regional property & casualty insurance company. She joined the St Pete Pride Board in December 2021 and is excited to help usher the organization into its 20th anniversary year and beyond.
Clifford Hobbs III is a native of Des Moines, Iowa who moved to St. Petersburg 9 years ago by way of Atlanta, GA where he lived for 8 years. Clifford is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has worked as a Chef, Server and Bartender in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Clifford enjoys serving his community in a plethora of different ways and was once a candidate for St. Pete City Council back in 2021. Clifford lives with his partner Patrick along with their 3 fur babies.
Darius C. Lightsey is a native of Winter Haven, FL who has called St. Petersburg home since 2018. Darius is a proud graduate of Florida State University and has worked in the area of Mental Health/Public Health for over 10 years. Darius relocated to St. Pete. from Tallahassee, FL to work as the HIV/AIDS Program Manager for the Florida Department of Health-Pinellas leading the effort to reduce new incidences of HIV acquisition in an 8 county service delivery area.
Originally from Ecuador, Fernando has been calling St Pete home since 2019, (though he fell in love with the city back in 2012.) Fernando worked for St Pete Pride in 2019 as the Development Director and is thrilled to be back on the Board giving back to the community and advocating to continue making St Pete Pride a more inclusive organization and celebration. Fernando’s also a Contemporary Dancer with local St. Pete dance company, ProjectAlchemy Dance.
Gabe was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His has a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of South Florida and has found his life passion in real estate, where he takes pride in helping each and every client achieve all their real estate needs and dreams. Gabe and his husband Aron Tomko live in Gulfport. His strong involvement in the community and the length of time he has lived in the Tampa Bay Area has allowed Gabe to build a valuable network of friendships.
A born and raised Floridian, Stephanie relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 2002 and graduated from USF Tampa with a degree in Finance. She currently leads Power Design Inc’s Learning & Development dept and serves on their DEI committee. Stephanie has also volunteered her time to Habitat for Humanity, SPCA Tampa Bay, USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP), and Empath Partners in Care (EPIC). Most recently, she joined the board for CASA Pinellas and St Pete Pride.
Kara Wright made her way to St Petersburg, FL by way of Washington D.C. in 2019 and joined St Pete Pride in 2021. Kara loves helping and being a part of the SPP community. She has her B.S. in Business Management and also owns a Photography business since 2013.
Shelby Meaders joined SPP in 2021 and loves serving as the Volunteer Coordinator, the first point of interaction for interested volunteers. Shelby moved to St Pete in 2020 and resides with her partner and 3 fur babies. Shelby has a Master of Public Health (MPH) and is the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Florida Harm Reduction Collective.
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