Shannon Nickinson

Shannon Nickinson Project Manager


HuffPo catches Pensacola fever

Melissa Nelson-Gabriel’s stories about downtown Pensacola’s revitalization have been getting a ton of traction in the media world. The Washington Post and Yahoo News were among the early circulators of Melissa’s stories about our city. Read full story

Shannon's Window

Shannon’s Window: Hedging housing hopes

I hope we aren’t getting Jubilee-d again. Read full story


Mike Wiggins: What I Love about Pensacola

Mike Wiggins says between he and his wife, Mary Ellen, they have four adult children who fought to stay in or return to Pensacola because the strengths of its natural beauty, growing urban core and open-hearted people made it the kind of place they wanted to raise their families. Listen to what he thinks would make this an even better community for those 10 grandchildren of his. Read full story


Lonnie Wesley: What I Love about Pensacola

Lonnie D. Wesley III is the pastor at Greater Little Rock Baptist Church. Like many locals sons and daughters of Pensacola, he left the area for school and work reasons. But listen to what drew him back to the place he says is the right mix of “Mayberry-ish and New York-ish.” By listening to the better angels of of our nature more often, Wesley says we can improve Pensacola for all of her citizens. Read full story


Sonja Griffin-Evans: What I Love about Pensacola

Sonja Griffin-Evans is owner of the Gumbo Gallery in Belmont-DeVilliers. She planted her business in one of Pensacola’s most historic, culturally rich neighborhoods because she believes with revitalization, it can be just as powerful a draw to visitors as Beale Street in Memphis or Royal Street in New Orleans. Listen to what she loves about that neighborhood — and what it offers the whole Pensacola community. Read full story


Debbie Anderson: What I Love about Pensacola

Debbie Anderson loves the diversity and family-friendly atmosphere that our area has to offer. But listen to what Anderson, who won a state award last year as principal of S.S. Dixon Primary School for the use of technology in the classroom, says would strengthen local families, and by extension our community. Read full story


David Bear: What I Love about Pensacola

David Bear’s family business, Bear Distributing, has been in Pensacola for generations. Community service is something Bear says was ingrained in him from a young age. He parlayed his love of the arts into his work as president of Arts, Culture and Entertainment Inc., which promotes local arts groups. Listen to why he thinks a vibrant arts scene improves Pensacola quality of life and economic prospects. Read full story


Lumon May: What I Love about Pensacola

Lumon May is the chairman of the Escambia County Commission who represents District 3. He is part of a wave of new civic leaders whose generation is coming into its own in terms of community leadership. Listen to what May says is the greatest resource Pensacola has, which he says has been for too long untapped. Read full story


Brian Hooper: What I Love about Pensacola

Lawyer Brian Hooper and his wife moved to Pensacola four years ago, and even in that time, he says they have seen great strides made in improving the quality of life here. Even as he sees local government trying to function more efficiently, listen to what he says are three things that hold us back. Read full story


UWF researcher's invention going international

Something Joseph Moss noodled around on in the lab at UWF is about to go international. Read full story


Bethany Hill: What I Love about Pensacola

Bethany Hill uses her real estate professional’s eye to see the potential in Pensacola’s older neighborhoods and empty parcels. Listen to what this member of Pensacola Young Professionals says we need to focus on to get out of our “one step up and two steps back” approach to progress. Read full story


Pensacola's man in a storm

Stormchaser Jim Edds' iamges brought home the damage Typhoon Haiyan wrought

Seeking refuge in the pool was a first for Jim Edds. Read full story