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GULFCOASTE, LLC is a registered Florida Limited Liability Corporation. GULFCOASTE is founded by Sanibel Island, Florida residents and communications professionals experienced in the arts and sciences of digital publishing, branding, marketing, advertising, social media, sales and high-interest content. Select members of our ownership team will work behind the scenes to drive strategy, direction, delivery and success of our digital publishing and multi-media formats. Others include:


The dynamic images of GULFCOASTE are captured by Milissa Sprecher — Director of Photography for GULFCOASTE and owner of the award-winning Milissa Sprecher Photography. Milissa Sprecher excels in personality and lifestyle photography, editorial photography and commercial photography. Her work has been featured on the NBC Today Show, in Coastal Living magazine, and has been awarded the cover of the 2014 Sanibel-Captiva Visitors Guide. Across more than 15 years of experience, Milissa has excelled in advertising and communications including television, commercial film production, commercial photography representation, video production and editing, and ownership of a highly successful branding agency. She holds a BA in Advertising from the University of Wisconsin.


Johnny Sprecher is Executive Editor of GULFCOASTE. Over his career in communications, John has served as President and Creative Director of a highly successful, 30-years-plus branding, marketing, advertising, digital and interactive agency serving destination and travel brands across the United States. In that time, John and his team have been honored by more than 900 awards — numerous international travel, domestic travel and advertising industry awards, plus many Best of Show and Judges Choice awards, and media praise. John has also served as editor of a statewide news and entertainment magazine. He holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).


All content and materials herein and delivered via alternate media under the trademark COASTE is protected under United States copyright laws and is copyright GULFCOASTE LLC. No content or images may be used without the expressed written permission of GULFCOASTE LLC and/or its creative partners including Milissa Sprecher Photography.

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