Strolling through Sanford

with the Staff of Stroll Lake Forest

Take a Stroll to the

Take a Stroll to the "The Yardery"| 415 E. Fourth St., Sanford, FL 32771

Shannon Silva | Owner and Publisher:
Yes, I am still the owner and publisher of Stroll Lake Forest (it's just a name change). I am local and live right in Heathrow (back in high school I was a resident of Lake Forest, right off of Shoreline Circle). I have been the owner and publisher of Lake Forest magazine for five years and will continue to stay. I also help run other local HOA magazines in Seminole, Orange and Volusia County. I'm also the owner and publisher of BeLocal Orlando, which is a local magazine sent to exclusive new residents in the Central Florida Market. My main goal is to sit down with business owners to make sure they are a good fit for our residents and do amazing work! I am married to my high-school sweetheart (which a lot of you already know), Joe Silva. We have three furbabies and enjoy traveling (especially cruises), going to the theme parks, going to our local hangouts in downtown Sanford, and relaxing on our motorcycles.

I always look forward to giving the residents of Lake Forest a great publication, and I'm ALWAYS looking for new contributors, whether it's photos or articles.

Tracy Brey | Content Director: 
I’ve been a resident of Lake Forest for 10 years and am delighted to help connect and bring our community to life as the new Content Director for Stroll Lake Forest. My family moved here from Bear, DE, in August 2012, and two months later, my parents followed and moved into the neighborhood as well and still reside here. I have two children, Hailey (20) and Joshua (16), and have also had another recent addition to my family, Maze, an 8-week-old Goldendoodle.
Over the last 22 years, I’ve worked as a Strategic Marketing Manager for two of the nation’s largest media companies, Gannett and Tribune Publishing. I have extensive knowledge in content creation/development, social media marketing, digital marketing, and research, and hope to utilize these skills to expand the impact of our magazine to our residents in print and online.

My goal in taking this position is to try to connect residents by creating a stronger community through knowledge, communication, and interests. In order to do that, I will need your help by sharing photos, recipes, comments, nominations, suggestions, etc. You can send information to me directly through email at and/or catch me walking every morning or hanging at the pool swimming. I look forward to hearing from you.

Live Kotkin | Event Coordinator

Cara Dezso | Stroll Lake Forest Photographer
Cara Dezso is a family and lifestyle photographer who established her business in 2015 founded on her love of photography and the desire to capture life's most important moments. Shooting anything from birth to boudoir and intimate events, Cara provides memorable photo session collaborations with beautiful, quality images to match. Located in Maitland, FL, Cld-Photography values client satisfaction, artistic quality edited photos, and the importance of family. Cara is a mother of three and is often accompanied by her daughter, Gavriella, who works as a second shooter for CLD-Photography. In their free time, you can find Cara, her husband, and the kids adventuring the Florida landscape, camping, kayaking, and being general beach bums as often as possible! Want to know more about collaborating with Cld-photography? Contact us today.

Daniella Hume | Around In Sanford
Hello, my name is Daniella Hume, and I am the owner of Mastropieces Productions. What started as a photography business grew into a multimedia company. I worked in local news for many years after graduating from the University of Central Florida with my degree in broadcast journalism and writing. I left television news to pursue my own business. Now, I write and shoot for multiple local magazines. My work has also been published nationwide.
Along with photography and writing, I also specialize in social media and marketing for small businesses.

I met my husband, Jerry, when I was working at a local TV station. We quickly fell in love and have been happily married since 2018. We just welcomed our baby boy, Luca, into the world in April. In our spare time, we love to explore downtown Sanford with our dog Luna! I also love to cook, visit the theme parks, and spend time with my family at our home in Sanford.