Quirky Flamingo is a culture bending blog for the forward thinking and information hungry in South Florida. It is run by a dreamer, an optimist and a tree hugger.


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Roger Real Drouin is an MFA student in creative writing/fiction at Florida Atlantic University. One of his favorite hobbies is to get almost lost way out in the woods. He lives in Delray Beach with his loyal hound. His short stories have been published, or are forthcoming, in The Litchfield Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, Northville Review, Pindeldyboz, Canary, and other journals. His essay on the rare Eskimo Curlew was published in EarthSpeak Magazine. Roger’s Web site is www.rogerdrouin.com. He also writes an outdoor blog at www.rogersoutdoorblog.com.

163262 10150376705985094 899375093 16740265 2044957 n 150x150 AboutPatricia Nunez is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School, where she received a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing and Communications. She currently leads digital strategy development and implementation for an international private health insurance company operating in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining this company, she worked in the area of digital public affairs in Washington D.C. and as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in the Miami HeraldEl Nuevo HeraldSunSentinel.com, El Nuevo Sentinel, ThinkGlink.com and Univision.com. Patricia is an avid yoga practitioner and an urban advocate, committed to enhancing the quality of life in South Florida though intelligent planning and community engagement. She is also the host of Root Bud & Fruit, a literary society and inter-industry networking group that offers members an opportunity to connect and engage with other professionals, while growing their intellectual and cultural horizons. She chooses to live and play in Miami’s Design District. For more information on Patricia visit her Web site: www.pattynunez.com.

n2006058 47055585 87001 150x150 AboutRachel Gomez is a Miami native, and most recently her writing has appeared in Miami Living and The Real Deal. Among the companies for which she has done freelance work is Content Creators LLC, where she used Facebook, Twitter and blogs to help tell the stories of non-profits. Rachel has worked as both a fulltime and freelance journalist. At SRQ Media Group’s The SRQ Journal, she covered the real estate, finance, and banking beat, later reporting on city and county government happenings. Rachel worked in New York City for the Charlie Rose Show, arriving just in time to help cover the 2008 Presidential election and the financial market crash. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, and she lives on Miami Beach. Rachel’s Web site is www.rachel-gomez.com.



Alexei Ibarra, Logo Artist and Graphic Designer

ME2 150x150 AboutAlexei Ibarra was born in Havana, Cuba in 1974 and graduated from Havana’s Design Institute in 1996. He worked with the global news agency, Agencia de Noticias Prensa Latina S.A., the Spanish travel magazine Viajeros, and Club Med before returning to Havana as Art Director for Sol Meliá Cuba Hotels & Resorts. After settling in Miami in 2006 Alexei did graphic design for a variety of institutions, including Fundex, a financial institution serving healthcare professionals nationwide, and Bupa, a worldwide health insurance provider. Hire him! Visit http://www.sinremos.com/