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Where did you originally come from?
Mississippi.
What brought you to Key West?
I came down to be with my wife.
How long have you been here?
3 years.
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Commercial & residential building contractor.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Meeting people from all over the world.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time with my dog and bicycling.
 
Ben - Engineer
 
Ben - Train Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Poland
What brought you to Key West?
The weather
How long have you been here?
13 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I worked as a waiter at an upscale restaurant.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The people
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I don’t have much free time but if I did I’d spend it with my family.
 
Cezary - Mechanic
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Havana, Cuba
What brought you to Key West?
The beauty of island living – the climate, lifestyle in a small town
How long have you been here?
13 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I was a language teacher – English, Spanish and French.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train? Everything! It’s a great career.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I enjoy the beaches, movies, reading, and being with friends.
 
Eduardo - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
I moved to Key West from Houston, TX.

What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I spent 20 years working as a computer technician and MS Access programmer. Then one day I realized I hated working inside, so I moved down to paradise where I realized that I was born to be a Conch Train tour guide.
 
Vaughn - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Bloomfield, N.J.
What brought you to Key West?
A change of direction.
How long have you been here?
17 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Retail and journalism
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Being part of a creative team.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Film, music, art and history.
 
Frank - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Iowa City, Iowa
What brought you to Key West?
My father lived in Big Pine Key
How long have you been here?
32 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
SCUBA diving, Boat Captain
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Sharing the Key West stories with guests and showing them the beautiful foliage.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time with my wife and children out on our boat
 
Glenn - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Pittsburgh, PA
What brought you to Key West?
My wife who is from Florida
How long have you been here?
Since October 2008
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Owned and operated a print shop
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The weather and the people
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time with my wife and kids, fishing and crabbing.
 
Bob - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Born in Michigan, raised in West Palm Beach, FL
What brought you to Key West?
The weather and the people
How long have you been here?
One year
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Service Department Manager at Florida Lawn and Garden
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The people
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Having a good time with family and friends and of course fishing.
 
Stormy - Mechanic
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Northern Virginia
What brought you to Key West?
U.S. Navy
How long have you been here?
Since 1989
What did you do prior to working for the Train? Maintenance Manager at the Old Town Trolley
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
It’s a unique attraction
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Boating, scuba diving and fishing
 
Roberto - Maintenance Manager
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Boston, MA
What brought you to Key West?
I love the island, endless summer. I retired my snow shovel.
How long have you been here?
I think I’ve been here in another life! Or 6 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
School teacher, therapist, guidance counselor
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
I love the family feeling.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I enjoy going to the theater, gardening and my sweet dog Lola.

 
Joyce - Sales Rep.
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Elmira, New York
What brought you to Key West?
US Coast Guard
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Security for Rick’s and Sloppy Joe’s
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Learning new things everyday
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Watching baseball at Charlie’s Place

 
Bryan - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Denver, CO
What brought you to Key West?
Work on my parents’ retirement house.
How long have you been here?
First started coming here in 2000 and moved here permanently in 2011.
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I was in real estate and land development.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The island’s history and meeting new people.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Working on the house and exploring the Keys.

 
Martin - Head Driver
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Northern Virginia
What brought you to Key West?
Sunshine, no snow
How long have you been here?
Since 2010
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Automotive service writer
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Meeting & greeting people
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Snorkeling, swimming, flying, walking & traveling

 
J.C. - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Philadelphia
What brought you to Key West?
After 20 years of vacation, we moved because we love the area.
How long have you been here?
Just over 2 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Full time musician, entertainment booking agent, owner of City Soundz Ent.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Everything!
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Fishing, kayaking, boating, just hanging & enjoying the beauty of the area!

 
Mark - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Louisville, KY
What brought you to Key West?
Work
How long have you been here?
Since 2007
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Worked for Publix Supermarket
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
I love meeting new people
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Bowling, fishing & watching my children in various sports

 
Virginia - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Born & raised in Wisconsin
What brought you to Key West?
A big yellow truck filled with my belongings and a desire to live the dream in paradise
How long have you been here?
2009
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
I get to meet lots of interesting people. Sharing the history of our little island & proving there is more to Key West than Duval Street.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Hanging out with my wife, my dogs & my iguana. Snorkeling, Bicycling, kayaking, photography.

 
BJ - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Pittsburgh, PA
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Retirement, I thought.
How long have you been here?
1 year and 3 months.
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Semi-truck driver & delivery rep.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Talking to different people and helping them have an enjoyable vacation.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Relaxing by the water.

 
Hank - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Miami, FL
What brought you to Key West?
Job
How long have you been here?
2011-2013. Just moved back 2013
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Manager of Margaritaville
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Seems fun and love working with people
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Golfing, dining out

 
Phil - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
What brought you to Key West?
The tropical weather
How long have you been here?
5 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Cruised on my boat for 10 years after retirement
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Being able to meet & greet people from all over the world.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Fishing, snorkeling, diving.

 
Edward G. - Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Miami, FL
What brought you to Key West?
We got sick of Miami.
How long have you been here?
2013
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Elevator mechanic 7 then self-employed handyman
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
I just like working
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Sailing

 
Edward - Building Maintenance
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Born & raised in Key West
How long have you been here?
40 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I worked full time with the City of Key West as an equipment operator for 19 years
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The monthly meetings & the people that work for HTA
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Playing Bahamian music such as Junkanoo

 
Keith - Detailer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Key West
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Co-workers
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Married to Alverina and have 4 children.

 
Greg - Mechanic
 
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Where did you originally come from?
I was born and raised in Key West.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I have three great kids - two boys who play football and a girl who is a cheerleader that keep me really busy.

 
Taj - Vehicle Restoration
 
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Where did you originally come from?
“The Burgh” - Pittsburgh, PA
What brought you to Key West?
The “island life” and most importantly the lack of snow
How long have you been here?
2.5 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Tour guide
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
You never know what’s going to happen on any given day and you know that keeps life interesting
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Playing futbol, rugby, reading & pretending to be a great fisherman

 
Justin - Sales Depot Manager
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Boston, MA
What brought you to Key West?
I love the island, endless summer. I retired my snow shovel.
How long have you been here?
I think I’ve been here in another life! Or 6 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
School teacher, therapist, guidance counselor
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
I love the family feeling.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I enjoy going to theater, gardening and my sweet dog, Lola.

 
Joyce - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Maryland
What brought you to Key West?
A friend
How long have you been here?
4 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Health care for 30 years
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The customers
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Travel, fishing, biking

 
Tomi - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Atlanta
What brought you to Key West?
The magic I felt on vacation here!
How long have you been here?
15 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Schooner Western Union
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Selling to the public
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Music, movies, my cats, sailing & fishing

 
Shirley - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Upstate NY
What brought you to Key West?
Key West was a frequent vacation destination and I had a “5 year plan” to move here. I fell in love with a “local” and the rest is history!
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Asst. Director of Marketing and Admissions for a large nursing facility.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
When I left healthcare, I knew I would miss how much I helped people every day. Now I get to help them have a great vacation!
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time in Key West with my boyfriend. Travel.

 
LoriAnne - Sales Representative
 
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How long have you been here?
I’ve always been here!
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I was a gymnast.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The customer interaction.

 
Leslie - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Flagler Beach, USA
What brought you to Key West?
Magnetic forces
How long have you been here?
In & out for 20 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Snow plow driver –really! In Colorado
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Being out and around Key West & its inhabitants.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Music, diving, exploring

 
Todd - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
New Jersey
What brought you to Key West?
Hurricane Sandy flooded my home.
How long have you been here?
A little over a year.
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Taught science labs for a community college and was camp director for marine science programs on the beach.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
People watching.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Going to the beach and being out on the water.

 
Jessica - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Laguna Beach, CA
What brought you to Key West?
Relaxed life style
How long have you been here?
2014
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Sales & marketing
What do you enjoy during your free time?
All things water related!

 
John - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Small city named Lake Station, Indiana
What brought you to Key West?
Was passing through on a sailboat & loved it here so I decided to stay.
How long have you been here?
Four years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Supervisor at the Conch Train Gift Shop. Before that I was a stay-at-home mom.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I enjoy my daughter. I like to read and try to just relax.

 
Chrissy - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Pittsburgh
What brought you to Key West?
A car
How long have you been here?
So long I cannot remember
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Gemologist, Restaurant Management, & Retirement
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Everything
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Not working

 
Cynthia - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Key West
What brought you to Key West?
My mother
How long have you been here?
Since 1991
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Sales, front desk
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Talking to people from all over the world & making them happy
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time with family and working out

 
Danielle - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Texas then Virginia Beach
What brought you to Key West?
This is my home; I lived a good portion of my life here
How long have you been here?
December 2013
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Bill collection in Texas
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Working with the public
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Gardening, painting, coffee

 
Erika - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Born & raised on Long Island, NY
What brought you to Key West?
The music, history, climate, culture, the convenience of everything.
How long have you been here?
Back & forth since 2011
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Sales, IT field consultant, phlebotomist
What do you enjoy about working for the Train? Meeting people & helping others enjoy the city as much as I do.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Artwork, reading, dancing, volunteering

 
Lorraine - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Missouri
What brought you to Key West?
Transferred here with Radio Shack
How long have you been here?
3+ Years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I managed several Radio Shack stores for 17 years
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Making someone smile everyday
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I do a little woodworking & I like to write

 
Tommy - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Richmond, VA
What brought you to Key West?
My mother joined the Coast Guard & I moved here with her
How long have you been here?
June 2002
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Worked at Peppers of Key West and at a bank
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The drivers are entertaining
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Fishing and hanging out with my dog

 
Taylor - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
West Virginia
What brought you to Key West?
Vacationed here many years & this is the only place that made me cry when it was time to leave
How long have you been here?
2 months
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Social Worker for WUDHHR
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Reading, swimming, walking

 
Tricia - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Key West
What brought you to Key West?
I was born here
How long have you been here?
18 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Worked & still working at Rusty Anchor
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Meeting new people and getting to interact more
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Anything with friends and family

 
Victoria - Hostess
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Minnesota
What brought you to Key West?
I married a man from Islamorada.  We were in the USAF and he wanted to be close to home. I didn’t.  (Please note the answer to #1.)
How long have you been here?
21 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I did a stint in the USAF and then worked for Delta Airlines.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The people! Both those I am lucky enough to work with and those that we meet every day.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Reading, boating, spending time with my husband, playing with our puppies, and collecting cookbooks.

 
Linda - Director of Operations
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Key West
What brought you to Key West?
My Mom and Dad
How long have you been here?
Born and Raised
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I worked for County Government
What do you enjoy about working for the Train? Everything!
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time with my children and husband going on the boat and movies.

 
Mary - Office Manager
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Key West – I’m a born and raised 4th generation “CONCH”
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I’ve worked 20 years with Historic Tours of America – at the trolley as a Charter Rep, then Office Manager. Prior to the trolley, I worked as a permanent Substitute Teacher and also as a Jewelry Merchandising Manager at JC Penney.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Making my co-workers laugh... many times at me, not with me!!
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I love shopping; I take tae kwon do and go deer hunting annually.

 
Tammy - Group Sales Manager
 
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Where did you originally come from?
California
What brought you to Key West?

Friends, the weather and curiosity about a place I’d always wanted to visit.
How long have you been here?
12 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
I worked for Lawrence Welk in Santa Monica, CA as a Royalty Accountant for his record company.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The people and my job.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Spending time with my Aussie dog, Gracie, reading a good book under a palm tree at the pool or watching a movie.

 
Cheryl - Vendor Sales Manager
 
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Where did you originally come from?
I was born and raised in Boca Grande, FL where I was a fifth generation native.
What brought you to Key West?
I first moved to Key West in the mid 80s where I attended Florida Keys Community College Nursing Program.
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
My husband and I ran a marina, charter fishing fleet, ferry and salvage business in Boca Grande. We didn’t like Boca Grande as much as Key West so we moved back here.
What do you enjoy during your free time?
I like to read and listen to music.

 
Sabrina - Administrative Assistant
 
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Where did you originally come from?
My dad was stationed at Navy Hospital in Key West; after college I moved to LA where I lived for many years.
What brought you to Key West?
Moved back in 2006 to take care of my mom.
How long have you been here?
On & off all my life but recently for the last 8 years.
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Legal Clearance Administrator at Warner Bros. TV in Burbank, CA.
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
The people who work here!
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Cooking, yoga, reading, watching movies, traveling & dancing.

 
Suzanne - Administrative Assistant
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Boston
What brought you to Key West?
Island life
How long have you been here?
2006
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Retail
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Public interaction
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Biking, sports

 
John - Valet/Host
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Legend has it the stork right to my Mom & Dad’s house in Virginia
How long have you been here?
Just a wee bit over 1 year
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
8 months at Old Town Trolley
What do you enjoy about working for the Train?
Meeting new people & the awesome co-workers at CTT!
What do you enjoy doing during your free time?
Bag-piping, snorkeling, sunning, watching reruns of Mystery Science Theater 3000

 
Joshua - Tour Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
England
What brought you to Key West?
Change
How long have you been here?
2010
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Fury retail manager
What do you enjoy about working for the Train? Interaction & being outside
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Walking dogs

 
Rich - Tour Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
What brought you to Key West?
My family roots are here
How long have you been here?
6 months
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Yacht captain
What do you enjoy about working for the Train? Meeting people and telling them about Key West
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Going to the beach and spending time with my family

 
TJ - Tour Engineer
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Georgia
What brought you to Key West?
I had been here several times on vacation
How long have you been here?
11 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Hard Rock Cafe
What do you enjoy about working for the Train? Meeting people of different ages & backgrounds & enjoy helping them
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Going to the beach, snorkeling & jet skiing

 
Dave - Sales Representative
 
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Where did you originally come from?
Machiasport, Maine
What brought you to Key West?
Been here on and off my whole life
How long have you been here?
Permanently settled 3 years
What did you do prior to working for the Train?
Taught K-5 & managed a boutique condo in Bal Harbor, Maine
What do you enjoy during your free time?
Reading, music, gardening, sailing, diving

 
Isabel - Sales Representative
 
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