Tag Archives: Get to Know

Get to Know…Grace Meyers

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Mandarin preteen Grace Myers has a love for adrenaline and animals, and she’s combined both into a career that has made a big name for her in the Mandarin area. Myers started a career in barrel racing, but needed more money — so she started another career selling eggs, which she runs entirely by herself. On top of that, she’s also an avid athlete, making her one busy 12-year-old.

Get to Know … Anna Neal

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Anna Neal is a lifelong Jacksonville resident who has made her permanent home in St. Johns County. A wife and mother, Neal has dedicated herself to helping her community, while still making time for her family and for herself.

Get to Know … Ryan and Sara Badeau 

By Tiffany Merlo Phelps
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Nocatee wellness coaches Ryan and Sara Badeau were living in Ohio a year ago, working their home-based business, when they realized that they really wanted to live near the beach and had nothing holding them back. They no longer wanted to be stuck in the house five months out of the year, so they took a trip with their three girls to North Florida in search of a house with the help of a realtor. After looking around in St. Augustine and other areas, they had given up and decided to just call the trip a vacation and stopped officially searching. Then Ryan, now a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams, pulled out his phone as they sat at the St. Johns Town Center. That’s when he spotted a development called Nocatee. They took a drive and found Addison Park at Nocatee Town Center and fell in love with the houses and knew they had found home. Sara saw families on golf carts going by, so they decided to see where everyone was headed, ending up at the Nocatee Splash Waterpark where they discovered that it was “Prospect Day.” They were given a pass to enjoy the day at the park where they met two families from Ohio. Those families showed them all around and remain close friends today. Three months later and before the Ohio winter could hit, they moved to Addison Park — into the exact home they had first admired. 

Get to Know … Joiray Khalfani

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Joiray Khalfani was a New York girl who never thought she would live anywhere else. But after moving to Florida, she found a new home that offered her a second chance at love, and a friendly, welcoming community that felt like a vacation every day. A real estate agent, Khalfani loves to spend her time meeting new people, volunteering with the elderly, and as a self-professed foodie, enjoying the amazing food the First Coast has to offer.

Get to Know … Muriel Hattori 

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Muriel Hattori is a world traveler who has made her home on the First Coast, and she did so with a splash. A massage therapist who has worked with many athletes, Hattori’s brand of “Muriel Magic” has won Folio Weekly’s “Best Of” award for massage therapist four times. She’s also lived on two different continents and numerous countries before settling down in Ponte Vedra, somewhere she never thought she would grow to love — but ultimately did.