Kathryn Deen is an award-winning communications specialist with recognition from the Inland Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida Press Club and Florida Magazine Association.

She currently serves as the communications director for the City of Clermont. Previously, she launched Stories Remembered LLC and founded Clermont Magazine. Kathryn also worked as a magazine managing editor and an associate managing editor for The Villages Media Group; a copy editor for Seminole Media Productions in Hollywood; a commercial real estate reporter for Orlando Business Journal; and a digital marketing specialist for TAG Digital Marketing in Orlando. She also has freelanced for numerous magazines across North America.

Kathryn has interviewed celebrities including Olympians Ryan Lochte, Veronica Campbell Brown and Churandy Martina; American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver. Her special reports delved into longevity’s links with marriage and faithAmerica’s organ crisis, the fight for Alzheimer’s funding, and emergency responders’ roadside risk.

Kathryn graduated with honors from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a journalism degree and minors in business and leadership.

She loves capturing the heart of authentic stories. View her published work on this site and follow her adventures on Twitter, @Kathryn_C_Deen.