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, Choice of Champions. Previously, she ran Stories Remembered, a business she founded to preserve stories in video, audio and written formats, which also produced Clermont Magazine,a monthly digital publication she launched. Kathryn also worked as a digital marketing specialist focusing on social media and reputation management for TAG Digital Marketing in Orlando; and she has freelanced for numerous magazines across North America.

Previously, Kathryn thrived as managing editor of The Villages Magazine and The Villages Grandparents Magazine, as well as associate managing editor of news for The Villages Daily Sun. She also copy edited for The Seminole Tribune and reported for Orlando Business Journal.

She 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.