Tag Archives: Get to Know

Get to Know … Donna Richardson

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Dr. Donna Richardson is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Andrew Jackson Senior High School. Her love for school morals and enthusiasm began as her high school mascot and has led her through many years in education while inspiring so many around her — most recently as the beloved principal of Mandarin High School. Richardson graduated from Florida Junior College with an associate degree and then earned a bachelor’s in Education/Language Arts with a minor in Journalism from the University of North Florida. She went on to receive her master’s in Educational Leadership and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, also from UNF.

Get to Know … Mike Rolewicz

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Mike Rolewicz grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Md., and graduated with a degree in finance from Penn State University. In 1995, Rolewicz fell in love with Northeast Florida and an opportunity to relocate to Jacksonville presented itself. He decided to join a college friend (and former Jacksonville Jaguar) in a business venture. The two grew a successful staffing firm from the ground up. Rolewicz ran the firm for 23 years and recently sold the company to pursue his passion in real estate. Currently working with Berkshire Hathaway, Rolewicz specializes in the luxury Ponte Vedra real estate market.

Get to Know … Jim Snellen

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born in 1926 on Weaver’s Run Creek in Bullitt County, Ky., Jim Snellen has and continues to live a beautiful life of bravery and love. Snellen grew up working on the family farm and enjoyed helping his family.

Get to Know … Josh Rogers

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Growing up in Pensacola, Josh Rogers would often make his way to the Jacksonville area in search of better surfing conditions. When his high school sweetheart, Sarah, decided on nursing school at the University of North Florida, he followed her east and earned his degree in business management from UNF. The two have been married for 12 years and live in the Bartram area of Mandarin. They have four sons, often referred to as the “Wolfpack,” ranging in age from two to nine years and a foster daughter whom they adore.

Get to Know … Megan Prangley

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

A 2015 graduate of Creekside High School, Megan Prangley grew up in St. Johns County. She has two sisters and her parents, Mike and Julie Prangley, still reside in St. Johns. Currently a senior at Georgia Southern University, Prangley accepted scholarships for cross country/track and field and also for her academic success. She is triple majoring in International Studies, Spanish and Chinese.