By day, Mike is the Accounting Supervisor for a local landscape contractor. He runs SFCM in the evenings, on weekends, and during his lunch hour. He got into country music while working as a bouncer in college at the now defunct Riverfront Saloon in Tallahassee. In an attempt to meet people with similar interests, he created a Group on MySpace in February 2005 and called it “South Florida Country Music Fans.” It grew into something bigger than he ever imagined, to the point where local artists were soon asking him to manage their bands. He then moved the base of operations to Facebook, where it really took off. With the encouragement and help of Leslie (see below) and the support of his friends and family, he re-designed the logo, built a website, dropped the word “fans,” and launched South Florida Country Music, LLC in March 2011.
Mike handles all of the business decisions, manages the Local Artist Services, maintains the website, and has his hand in just about everything related to the day-to-day operation of the business as well as things going on behind-the-scenes.
Leslie Paczosa – Media Relations/Lead Photographer email@example.com
A country fan since the age of 5, her first country favorite was “Achy Breaky Heart.” Her love of Country Music is shown through her photography, which until meeting Mike, doing it professionally wasn’t even a thought! As lead photographer, Leslie is responsible for bringing you most of the exclusive artist shots you see. Although she likes all types of music, Country Music is where her heart is. Originally meeting Mike at a concert, Leslie was asked if she was a fan of the page…SFCM has since turned into her full time job. Some of you may know her from local singing competitions as well, but with the demanding schedule of SFCM, her singing has become a thing of the past. Leslie is also a Mom & wife, and her husband is also one of our wonderful Event Volunteers.Kevin M. Carroll – Member, Financial/Business Manager Amanda Roberts – Special Event Volunteer