Living In Oakland Park

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The Living In Oakland Park Team

Désirée Ávila

Editor, Publisher, Writer, Photographer and REALTOR®

Ana Luiza Moura Fragoso

Assistant Editor and Writer

Ana works as a journalist, translator, content creator and runs her own blog. While she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family – especially her son Luca – reading a good book, or engaging in any other activity because she is the type of person who simply can’t sit and do nothing. She believes that the world is too wide to keep doing the same things, seeing the same people, or visiting the same locations, that’s why Ana is constantly thinking about and planning her next trip.

Edgar Vega


Edgar Vega is LivingInOaklandPark.com’s primary photographer, covering the majority of events featured in the publication.

Jeff Barnes


Jeff Barnes has lived in Oakland Park since 2001. Originally from Denver Colorado, Jeff moved here for the sunshine and he never looked back. He is a past board member of The Corals Of Oakland Park Neighborhood Association where he served as Vice President 2017-2020 and President from 2020 to 2021. Jeff has lived on both the West and East sides of Oakland Park and is very well versed in Oakland Park history. A very active citizen, you will often see him at all the local Oakland Park events and meetings. Jeff has worked in the Commercial Real Estate Management field for 20 years in downtown Fort Lauderdale. His hobbies include, classic movies, travel, writing and pretty much anything outdoors, weather permitting.

Cassidy Webb


Cassidy Webb is a Texas native and South Florida transplant. She grew up just outside of Dallas, TX, and moved to South Florida four years ago. She now considers Fort Lauderdale her home. Cassidy is the project manager at a small digital marketing company and she enjoys freelance writing on the side. In her free time, you can catch her exploring local parks or taking long walks through the neighborhood with her dog, Bella.

Alexandrea Holder


Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida-based content marketing strategist and copywriter with a passion for creative problem-solving. As a life-long creative, Alexandrea is also an artist, musician, and amateur photographer. When she isn’t working, Alexandrea enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter, deep-diving into true crime podcasts and documentaries, or exploring local parks and nature centers.

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