Parkland Talk is part of Talk Media and provides news, views, and political coverage since 2012. First Place Winner of the Florida Press Club’s Online Independent Website in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Our Contributing Writers
Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon studied Journalism at Texas State University, where she earned her degree. After years in sales, in 2010, she went back to her love. She began creating community websites to bring local and timely news to the community with several sites: The Woodlands Tamarac Tamarac Talk Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk. Two of which have been awarded the Florida Press Association’s Best Non-Affiliated Blog of the year. Contact Sharon
Jill is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. Fox worked as the Digital Marketing Manager for NBC Miami and represented NBC Universal by acting as the Operations Manager for the South Florida Region of GE Women’s Network.
A true Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida, and earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Advertising from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian, and two children. Contact Jill
Anne Geggis has been a newspaper reporter for 30 years, most recently at the Sun-Sentinel.
She graduated from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., with a double major in journalism and sociology. Contact Anne
Saraana Selene Jamraj is a writer, activist, and a student pursuing her Master’s Degree in Mass Communications at Florida International University.
She’s currently the Communications Manager at The Salt Box in Parkland and has lived in Coral Springs since 2004. Contact Saraana.
Hank McCoy is a writer and journalist covering music, politics, and culture on his blog Hank’s Luncheonette, as well as currently working on publishing his first novel. Hank grew up in Parkland and graduated from FAU before moving to Chicago where he worked in the music industry as an artist and talent booker when he wasn’t throwing people out of punk bars. Hank recently moved back to South Florida after living overseas in Berlin while he traveled to Europe and worked on a new fantasy series. Hank digs music, comic books, history, and politics.
Jason is a long-time foodie who spent 20 years in the New York City and New Jersey metro areas reviewing restaurants for The New York Times and his food blog, Off The Broiler, which he started in 2006 and ran for ten years. He is also the founder of eGullet, a popular food discussion site and not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2001, which was featured on Tony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” cable television program. As a technologist by profession, he writes the Tech Broiler blog for CBS’s ZDNet web site. Contact Jason
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Parkland shortly after high school. Along with Parkland Talk, Matt is the lone contributing writer for the New York Islanders with The Hockey Writers. He worked as the Assistant Sports Editor for his school paper, Eagle News, in college, becoming just one of nine students in his graduating class to serve over 1,000 community service hours. Matt has also worked for the Naples Herald and Collier Sports Insider. His goal is to travel to every Major League Baseball stadium and has been to multiple US Open finals. Matt hopes to one day to be a beat writer for a professional team. Contact Matt
Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher.
She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family. Contact Jen.
Jaime Vining is a Florida native, but recent Parkland transplant. By day, she is a Florida Bar-certified Intellectual Property attorney, adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and an avid blogger.
Prior to earning her law degree, Jaime was a featured journalist for publications like the Orlando Sentinel and aXis Magazine. In 2009, she released a compilation of interviews with musicians under the title Off the Bus and On the Record. Jaime is also a mom to two little boys and you will regularly find her running early mornings at Pine Trails Park trying to keep up with them. She joins Parkland Talk with excitement about assimilating into her new community.
- Joey Weisler
Joey Weisler is a native to the city of Parkland and a homebred student of each of the Parkland schools (MSD class of 2013). He has earned his BA in Communication Studies from Florida Atlantic University in 2017 and his MA in English: Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018. He currently instructs English Composition at the college level.
Joey is also a nationally distributed screenwriter. Catch his Pilot, “The Abnormals”, on the South Florida PBS-WPBT Spring 2018 series “Filmmaker”. “The Abnormals” is a drama filmed in Parkland with South Florida talent (2015).
Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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