How I Got Here Podcast

In this podcast, host Dave Fiore talks with Tallahassee-area leaders, business owners and neighbors about their personal stories – all the challenges, opportunities and influences that led them to where they are today. Emotional, inspirational and almost always surprising, How I Got Here gives listeners real insight into the lives of our area's most interesting people.

Episode 42: Mindy Perkins

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Mindy Perkins, CEO of VR Systems, a Tallahassee-based elections technology company focused on voter registration.

Episode 41: Mark McNees

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Mark McNees, the social entrepreneur in residence in the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University.

Episode 40: Ely Rosario

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Ely Rosario, business manager at Jackson Properties. Ely’s story is one of rising above circumstances and obstacles to achieve her dreams – no matter [...]

Episode 39: Sherman Rosier

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Sherman Rosier, owner of Fit and Functional, a personal fitness and wellness studio. Sherman’s interest in fitness was born as a runner at Cobb Middle [...]

Episode 38: Robin Hassler Thompson

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Robin Hassler Thompson, the executive director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center. STAC provides direct support for victims of human [...]

Episode 37: Dave Westberry

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Dave Westberry, the “Voice” of the Florida State University Marching Chiefs for the last 42 years. Dave won the job as the band’s announcer at an open [...]

Episode 36: Alan Keesee

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Alan Keesee, CEO of HCA Florida Capital Hospital. Alan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and earned a Master of Health Administration [...]

Episode 35: Alix Miller

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Alix Miller, president and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association. If being a woman in this role was not unexpected enough, Alix holds a doctorate in [...]

Episode 34: Christic Henry

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Christic Henry, co-owner and managing broker at Kingdom First Realty, who is probably best known for her passionate advocacy for the Southside of [...]

Episode 33: Madison Zabala

In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Madison Zabala, owner of Tallahassee Picnic, a luxury pop-up picnic service she bought with her twin sister, Makenzie, just after graduating from Leon [...]