Dayna Harpster, APR


United States

Communications Specialist, WGCU Public Media, the PBS/NPR affiliate in Southwest Florida.

Former Editor of Expressions magazine for WGCU Public Media (until magazine was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure).

Freelance writer specializing in travel and personality profiles; public relations professional.

Journalist with weekly and daily newspaper experience including at the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, and most recently The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla.

Mental health and addiction recovery advocate, speaker and writer.


Emailed to about 200 subscribers to Progressive Women of SWFL
Summer Meetup Flyer

Marketing flyer for Summer Meetup for Progressive Women

Emailed to about 200 subscribers to Progressive Women of SWFL
Toast to Tenacity

Marketing flyer for Toast to Tenacity celebration of women's suffrage

Gulfshore Business
Age Has its Perks - Gulfshore Business

Is 70 the new 50? Certainly not, concludes septuagenarian Michael V. Martin, in his second year as Florida Gulf Coast University president. And that's a good thing.

Gulfshore Business
Driven by Nature - Gulfshore Business

Most people are taughtto look at an issue from all sides. It's clear that in her career choices, Jennifer Hecker took that to heart. Now executive director of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Hecker has been involved in the environmental field from all angles.

Gulfshore Life magazine
Mark Loren: Master Jeweler

One of Mark Loren's numerous donations to local charity events has been "A Day with the Jeweler" in the workroom of his Fort Myers gallery. Winning bidders later enter a cathedral of quirk that must surprise them, not to mention the jewelry art lions whose accolades have made him an industry celebrity.

Gulfshore Business
Behind The Big Change In Cancer Care

To cancer patients, "metastasis" is a very bad word. To cancer businesses, metastasis is essential to survival. Mounting costs of practice and uneven insurance reimbursement rates mean that small cancer practices have had to grow and spread with the aggressiveness of the errant cells they treat-or, conversely, risk obliteration.

Gulfshore Life magazine
Profile: Scott Fischer's Wild Ride

Lucia Sherman didn't know Harley-Davidson from Hot Wheels when she answered an ad for a job as executive assistant to Scott Fischer seven years ago. But she knew he was CEO of Scott Fischer Enterprises and that's why she showed up shaken, despite being dressed in a "red power suit."

Gulf & Main magazine
Health Care's Future

As medicine and its demands on professionals change, Florida SouthWestern State College is positioning itself as a leader in health careers.

Naples Daily News
Women in Recovery

"Street Chicks" reach out with mentoring, TV program, books and more to keep kids safe.

Gulfshore Life magazine
Old Bonita's New Vibe

Cottage industry: Millennials stage music on Florida porch

RSW Living magazine
Staying in shape

Column: Trying out OrangeTheory Fitness

The Naples Daily News
Going Nuts

Cape Coral Coconut Festival features music and more

Gulfshore Life magazine
Profile: Bond. Jane Bond. Ascending

Jane Bond-Rostron has moxie. Chutzpah. Nerve. Guts: No, that's too distasteful to describe a broker associate for Premier Sotheby's International Realty and a high-end interior designer, who first was a flight attendant and then an agent in the New York entertainment swirl.

Naples Daily News
Paintball and Prayer

War games in the woods are Christian outreach to teens

The Naples Daily News
A Walk in the Park

Young filmmakers win top prize at inaugural Bonita Springs festival