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Insider tips straight from the source. Meet the Pensacola Local Guides

The Pensacola Local Guide is adventurous, charismatic, and has a deep appreciation for the Gulf of Mexico. They like cultural flavors, trying new things and notice the finite details of our area’s 460-year history. They know every single nook and cranny of this city and are excited to show its hidden treasures to all.  Meet the team of creatives that showcase our destination best.

Interested in becoming a Pensacola Local Guide? Visit Pensacola loves working with area natives who embody our brand and are passionate about inspiring people to travel more and experience our city like a local. We recognize that YOU know our area’s experiences and hidden gems more than anyone else. Sound like you? Then let’s work together! 

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*Pensacola Local Guides are selected on a case by case basis. Criteria taken into consideration include social influence and community involvement. Visit Pensacola has the right to expel Pensacola Local Guides from the program without cause at any time.

 

Vy Nguyen

Vy Nguyen

Vy Nguyen

I’m Vy Nguyen, born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. I’ve fallen in love more and more with Pensacola over the years as I’ve gotten older. I’ve enjoyed seeing the growth of Pensacola. I’m a huge foodie so I love to travel for FOOD, near and far. So supporting locals and being able to share my experiences, favorite dishes and hangout places is what I love to do most on a daily! I can talk about Pensacola and what we have to offer for hours if a stranger asked me about my home. I want everyone to know that Florida doesn’t just consist of Disney World and Miami. The Panhandle is pretty awesome too! Along with being a huge foodie, I’ve been in the beauty industry for almost 14 years in Pensacola. First, specializing in nails, later on found a love in doing makeup and now lash extensions and permanent makeup brows. Growing up in Florida, of course I’ve become a beach bum and a little spoiled by our beaches. I try to go every chance I get. It’s something about the ocean air that makes me feel at peace and more so grateful for being able to call Pensacola my home. I don’t think I plan on moving away any time soon. Our beaches are like no other! 

Vy Nguyen
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Sid Williams-Heath

Sid Williams-Heath

Sid Williams-Heath

Sid Williams-Heath moved to Northwest Florida in 2016, after his time based in New York City working for the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is Executive Director of the Pensacola Little Theatre and Pensacola Cultural Center. Williams-Heath serves on a number of local boards and organizations, including the Stamped Film Festival, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Pensacola Independent Arts Council, and Leadership Pensacola’s class of 2019. A graduate of Ole Miss and avid pageant judge since 2012, Sid knows a Hotty Toddy when he sees one.  He and his husband, Dr. Nicklaus Heath, reside in the East Hill neighborhood of Pensacola. 

Sid Williams-Heath
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Brent Lane

Brent Lane

Brent Lane

Brent Lane has been on air in Pensacola on the Cat Pak Morning Show since 2005. Believing in success through service,  Brent works to serve Pensacola.  He has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the King and Queen of Spain.  He leads thousands of people in the Annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk.  More than just the voice, Brent is actively involved in event planning and execution for these events.  He has also actively worked to attract visitors to the Pensacola area through Visit Pensacola and Visit Florida.  The host of more than 30 Tourism Videos, Brent is a recognizable face of Pensacola locally and nationally. Locally Brent has a soft spot for helping people better themselves. He served as the 2011 President of Manna Food Pantries Board of Directors and is currently in his 3rd term on the Board (11 Years).  He is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola (class of 2009) and enjoys helping new LeaP Class members.

Brent and his wife Angela have 3 children… All of whom have worked at the radio station in some capacity.  Both Brent and Angela mentor others as Coordinators for the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Course.  Angela is a member of Impact 100 (the largest women’s IMPACT philanthropic group in world) and works as the Team Captain for Making Strides and the American Cancer Society.

When not on the radio, Brent loves “Huntin, Fishin, and Lovin Everyday” on the Gulf Coast.  Brent can be heard every morning on the Cat Pak Morning Show with his partner Candy from 5am-10am.

Brent Lane

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Oliver @ Clean Horizons

Oliver @ Clean Horizons

To inspire younger generations and their families to get involved in environmental actions and find ways to reduce their own plastic consumption, while promoting quality family time spent outdoors.

Oliver @ Clean Horizons
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