I am Kelly Frank Green, a communications and media executive with more than 20 years experience creating informative, emotional and provocative content and programming. I’ve been honored to work for some of the best: CNN, NBC & Fox News. I now work at the CBS affiliate 10 Tampa Bay as Director of Content.
I started this page in 2014 as an assignment for my Masters program in Mass Communications with a specialization in Social Media Marketing at the University of Florida, the only program of its kind in the country at that time. I left some of my assignments here and migrated this into more of a blog. I’m back in school at UC, Berkeley taking some business classes as part of their COBE Executive Education program. I love being a student and after months of quarantine, the brain needs a little fire!
I am west coast born, mid-west developed, east coast loving and southern undecided. I believe the world is small and awesome. I have my experiences to thank for that. Social Media is making the world even smaller by placing the most far-reaching places, struggles and communities in the palms of our hands. It’s also divided us in ways I think we never anticipated. I’m a passionate supporter of social media because, ultimately, it gives voice to those previously without platform.
I am experiencing the wonder of discovery through my two little girls, Gracie and Avery (who aren’t so little anymore). They were 2 and 1 when I started this page. They are now bright, curious and sassy 2nd and 3rd graders. They teach me all the time and are a daily slice of humble pie.
I am a diehard Buckeye Football fan (is there any other kind?). I have grown into a Buccaneers & Lightning fan through my love of our home town, Tampa Bay. I am a student of the cello – a pandemic curiosity that has become a passion. I created the page – Tunes & Bricks – on this site to share that experience with you (and my slight LEGO obsession). Warning: I’ll likely talk about Pearl Jam there too. I’m a willing-to-try-anything Foodie. I think Mexican food is the nectar of the gods. I believe macaroni and cheese can make a bad day good. I believe yoga can cure what ails you and unfortunately don’t practice as much as I should. I know nothing compares to the love of a good person and I have one to walk through life with. I also have a best friend who has been my touchstone since we were 14 years-old. I believe travel cleanses your soul. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet. Feel free to drop me a line. I love a good chat, will accept your praise and will banter about your criticism.