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Meet M.C. Reyes


Marielys Camacho-Reyes, MS, (an Army Veteran, and a retired Army Wife), is the founder of the Compassionate Hearts UNITED Foundation, Inc.

Marielys' recent book Cleaning Out My Closet: My Road from Self-Discovery to Emotional Healing is currently available in Amazon

Marielys holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology, a BA in Criminal Justice, and a Post-Graduate Journalism Certificate with the Michigan State University School of Journalism. 

Marielys is a member of the Florida Writers Association, and the the Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ)

Marielys was selected as the "2019 Veteran of the Year" for the City of Haines City for her support and dedication to her community.

She currently lives in Haines City, FL with her family. 


Meet Aida Betancourt

Contributing Writer for e-Gazette

Aida Betancourt, is an Army Veteran, an Independent Writer, and an empowering transformational life and health coach.

Aida holds a Masters in Management of Information Services from University of Phoenix and a BA in Psychology from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She also has certifications in Photography from New York Institute of Photography and is a Toastmaster Competent Communicator. She recently launched her new website

Aida resides in Central Florida with her family.  

Meet Nasif Ahamed


   Contributing Cartoonist for e-Gazette


Nasif Ahmed became The Northeast Polk Gazette's cartoonist the moment the newspaper started. He is a Bangladeshi cartoonist who is also a staff artist at the Daily Janakantha. His cartoons have been published in many international cartoon magazines such as Toonsmag, Mercusuar, United Sketch, among others.


Nasif has been drawing cartoons for dailies for more than seven years. Before starting his career as a full-time cartoonist, Nasif worked almost two years as a freelance cartoonist in the monthly satire magazine Unmad and Daily Alokito Bangladesh. Nowadays, Nasif works for Unmad Magazine occasionally.


Nasif was recently selected as one of the exhibitors on the 1st International Hithi Cartoon Contest, 2019 in Ferizaj, Kosovo, on the 1st International Welt Heimat Cartoon Contests Exhibition in 2019, and on the 2nd Cebu Lampoon Festival Cartoon Exhibition in 2019.


Nasif enjoys watching series and drawing cartoons. You can connect with him via his email: or via his website



Meet Melody Morales

Contributing Writer for e-Gazette

Melody, born in Manati, Puerto Rico, traveled the world for almost 18 years alongside her two military parents and siblings.

Throughout this time, she was able to see and experience many different parts of the world, some of these being Zimbabwe, Colombia, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Panama. Understanding the diverse cultures, as well as, becoming a part of them was a factor that really impacted her upbringing and shaped her into the person she is today.

Upon returning to the United States, and in only 3 years, Melody obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Management from The University of Tampa. Shortly after graduating, she obtained a full-time job with a software development firm in St. Petersburg, FL, and became the company's youngest director as the Human Resources Director. 

Melody is a bilingual professional, native in English and Spanish. She has acquired extensive Human Resouces and customer service experience since 2014. 

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