Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamie Santillo.
Jamie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I was born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, which causes an overall weakness in my body. I was very blessed with a loving family who never treated me differently and made me believe that anything was possible. I have a BA in Mass Communications (TV Production and Direction) from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Management from Bellevue University. I currently own a home in beautiful Wesley Chapel, FL.
I have been in the marketing field over 20 years and in 2016 I opened my own marketing firm, JS Creative Concepts & Marketing. In 2018 I opened my second company, a travel agency, Adventures by Jamie, that focuses on accessible travel. As an avid lover of travel myself, I want to help as many as possible, both disabled and able-bodied, to check off their bucket list destinations. I am also a travel career coach for Careers on Vacation.
One of my greatest passions in life is advocating for equality for those with disabilities. I travel the state of FL and beyond presenting to businesses and the community regarding the importance of being inclusive and accessible to all. Another platform I use to reach people is my YouTube channel, Adventures by Jamie, showing living my life from a wheelchair users’ perspective, being in an inter-abled relationship, and our accessible adventures in the hope that it will provide encouragement, understanding, education, and of course entertainment to all who tune in.
For the past eight years, I have been in an inter-abled relationship with my amazing boyfriend, Kevin. He can make me laugh like no other, he enjoys going on adventures just as much as I do, and is one of my biggest cheerleaders in my endeavors. We have been up in a hot air balloon, been indoor skydiving, and ziplined over hungry alligators just to name a few.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Overall, I cannot complain. I have had to advocate for myself along my journey to attain opportunities (Such as going away to college without my parents who were my main caregivers), to be seen as capable in job interviews, and to break down the misconceptions of some people (Not many thankfully) thinking I can’t just because I don’t walk. My favorite saying to those naysayers…”Watch me!”
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
JS Creative Concepts & Marketing is a dedicated group of marketing and media professionals located in sunny Florida. Our clients come in a wide range from established businesses to start-up companies and individuals from around the globe. They have relied on our marketing strategy, expertise, relationships, and guidance with marketing execution to ensure the success of their company or product.
We’re dedicated to building marketing strategies that will get you results and that find your brand a meaningful, memorable place to live, whether it be digital, traditional, or unconventional platforms.
Adventures by Jamie is your top-rated, special needs certified travel agency! Our goal is to open the doors for those with and without special needs to finally check off those bucket-list travel items and create once-in-a-lifetime memories. My disability has never stopped me from seeing the world and I want everyone to know they can explore in ways they never thought possible.
Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I am a go-getter who doesn’t take no lightly. You may call it stubbornness (I am a Taurus after all.), but I call it determination. Through a strong belief that the Lord is always with me and a family, boyfriend, and friends that don’t see me as anything but Jamie, in my mind there is nothing I can’t do. I also have a passion for helping people overcome their obstacles and reach their goals and dreams. These qualities combined have made me a powerhouse in the business world. I go to work each day excited for the possibility to make a real change for good for my clients, my community, and the world.
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- Website: www.adventuresbyjamie.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/adventuresbyjamie
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/adventuresbyjamie
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventuresbyJamie