People

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Closet Confidential

From “Wild Wild West”-inspired pieces to designer dresses, tennis threads and haute heels, what these stylish Key Biscayne women have decided to keep in their closets will make even the grandest department store or fashion boutique blush with envy.

Winning Attitude

Learn why Jose Lopez-Abrams is on a mission to inspire future generations while making the community a better place.

PEACE OFFERING

The largest bronze sculpture of Classical Mythology in the world is coming to Miami, marking the biggest undertaking since Phidias and Chares created the monumental figures of Zeus and the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece more than 20 centuries ago.

IN GOOD TASTE

Key Biscayne residents Cristoforo and Giada Pignata are making sure their brainchild, Puntino Restaurant, is rooted in an Italian heritage that is flavorful, iconic and downright delicious, while they enjoy every spare minute outside of work enjoying life with their kids on the island they call home.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Bright Lights

When three exceptional women united on Key Biscayne to help children with neurological disorders get the help they need, they never imagined how many lives they would touch in the process.

Better Together

You would expect Jay and Ronda Fuchs to have hidden superpowers up their sleeves. They’re like a fictional duo who are able to balance successful careers, a family and community service, before going off to save the world at night. Luckily, the are not fictional and the results of their efforts are very real.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Inspired Impact

If you’re looking for the perfect way to get involved in the community, network and help others, join Impact Circle and start helping shape generations to come.

Power Houses

Meet the men and women who are ensuring real estate remains booming in Key Biscayne and beyond. From unforgettable showings to the humble mantras they live by, their stories will give you a unique glimpse into their hectic lives and might even inspire you to find a new home or two.

KEYCOUPLES

We searched our island paradise to find couples that take the power of two to a whole new level. Their total devotion to one another is both inspirational and beautiful, and their responses to our questions will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Heart in Haiti

As most of the world watches the recovery efforts in Haiti on their screens, Kathie Klarreich is in the center of it all, helping with the country’s recovery efforts as she puts her own needs aside for humanity.

Hurray for Murray!

He’s only 22, but he has a huge weight on his shoulders. Finishing off last year’s Sony Ericsson Open on top, Andy Murray has a lot to think about as makes his way toward Key Biscayne to defend his title. And that’s exactly what he intends to do.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Peace Sails

Next time you’re out sailing the high seas in the lap of luxury, consider sharing your blessings with our devastated neighbors in Haiti. Even donating one old sail can make a world of difference to an entire village that’s livelihood depends on fishing and everything surrounding it.

Midas Touch

These days, it seems like everything serial entrepreneur and Key Biscayne resident Jose Luis Bueno touches is turning to gold. His key to success is turning his passions and pastimes into reality — from launching car clubs and real estate firms to creating family entertainment centers from scratch and everything in between.

Legal Warrior

Immigration and business lawyer James Gagel promises to seamlessly help take any entity to the next level, no matter where it originated thanks to his unique expertise locally, nationally and abroad with a variety of clients in almost every circumstance imaginable.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Welcome Home!

Key Biscayne hero Ann Moran wants nothing more than to ensure that as many underprivileged families as possible in Miami have a place they can call home.

PAGING Dr. MOM

Heather Williams, MD, insists on her role to socially improve the community that surrounds her. And it’s through this goal that she has become an inspiration to career and family-oriented men and women who are just as grateful for life’s opportunities as she is — and as eager to balance it all!

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Key Biscayne Magazine’s MOMS of the YEAR 2010

We scoured the neighborhood to discover some of Key Biscayne’s most dynamic moms. Although their backgrounds and life experiences differ, they have one thing in common: an unfaltering dedication to their families, friends and community. So join us as we tip our hat toward these world-class moms who masterfully balance every aspect of their lives with finesse and love.

Art Sight

Silvia Karman Cubina and her team at Bass Museum of Art are making sure the next generation of creativity has all the tools they need to take their imaginations to the next level.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Worldly Duo

For the Marturets, two very different lives filled with travel and exceptional experiences lead them to one another — and eventually Key Biscayne. And neither of them would have it any other way.

KEY BISCAYNE’S 2010 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

From hundreds of reader-submitted and Facebook nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts and our editorial board picks, we hope you agree that this year’s finalists all represent want makes the residents of Key Biscayne truly beautiful — from the inside out.

Guiding Light

For 20 years, Sheila Cruse fostered the growth of St. Agnes Academy, creating a community of loving teachers and nurtured students. As she moves toward the next chapter in her life, she leaves with only optimism for the school’s future.

A Fashion Fairytale

She’s styled some of stardom’s brightest stars, and although fashion may not have necessarily transformed Irma Martinez’s proverbial pumpkin into a carriage, it has certainly changed her life. As Founder and Creative Director of Trendy, Inc., this Key Biscayner’s life is not only fulfilled, it’s fabulous!

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Kids First

Amy Erwin of Teach For America is working to shape generations to come with education, passion and love. And she’s doing it one child at a time.

Design Vision

COMPAC The Surfaces Company combines natural beauty with modern science to create gorgeous surfaces perfect for just about any space.

Haute@Home

Meet 5 hot Miami designers who have what it takes to create stunning spaces from the ground up, or transform an existing home into a spectacular showpiece.

Humble Hero

For Michele Estevez, life is all about balance. For a self-proclaimed island girl, she is very involved both in Key Biscayne and abroad and does anything and everything to help and inspire others.

Key Couples

We scoured Key Biscayne to find couples that take the power of two to a whole new level. Their total devotion to one another is both inspirational and beautiful, and their responses to our questions will make you laugh, cry and fall in love all over again.

Key Players

Meet the people who are shaping the future of the communities they live in while inspiring everyone they meet along the way. Though their stories are all different and their backgrounds, histories, hopes and dreams vary, the one thing each has in common is a passion for what they do and their ability to see past themselves for the benefit of others. In the following pages, you’ll meet this issue’s Key Players and get a brief glimpse into their lives. If you happen to run into one of them during your daily routine, take a moment to salute them. They’ve earned it.

Dog’s Best Friend

The Animal Kingdom has a powerful advocate in Key Biscayner Alicia Aballi, founder of Born Free Shelter, an organization dedicated to helping abandoned dogs in South Florida find new homes.

Get Pumped!

Forget about the New Year’s resolutions. It’s spring! Take your life to the next level by incorporating some serious lifestyle changes this season by combining fitness with wellness and nutrition along with the expert advice from the fitness professionals you are about to meet. Go ahead, get inspired!

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Futurama Vision

Omar Corrales Mora’s paintings are an undertaking of thoughts, dreams, perception and fantasy. His vivacious works have graced important galleries and museums around the world — as well as the stage.

Let’s Celebrate!

Summer 2021 brings a feeling of promise, opportunity and optimism. The British Virgin Islands is the perfect destination for a “do-over,” an ideal place to create new memories, celebrate our resilience and sit back to take it all in.