CEO & Publisher
CEO & Publisher
Rachel Covello is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, diversity consultant, photographer, and LGBT non-profit leader. In 2017, she left her beloved nonprofit in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida where she created OUTCOAST.com. Rachel is also an avid event photographer, and has captured photos for LGBTQ organizations around the world (IGLTA, NGLCC, NLGJA, and Out & Equal). Rachel lives with her wife, Margaret, along with two dogs. Together, Rachel and Margaret enjoy boating, gardening, trying new local restaurants, camping, and running their online seafood magazine, www.fishmongerapproved.com!
Keirstin Proud is an eclectic freelancer who wears many hats. She has worked in a variety of industries ranging from theatre, R&D, NBA, construction, retail and holistic health. She is a visionary and has an eye for creative endeavors. Keirstin has over 20 years of administrative and customer service experience. Her passion is connecting and helping people thrive. In her downtime, she enjoys the outdoors with her children and her camera. In 2016, Keirstin moved back to Florida to be closer to her family and raise her daughter. She has always been an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and continues to help bring awareness to Florida’s inclusive destinations.
Originally from Baltimore, Fay started her career as an elementary school Language Arts teacher. Five years later, Fay joined Johnson & Johnson where she enjoyed a 31-year career in pharmaceutical sales. After a move to Florida following her retirement, Fay joined the OutCoast team to bring the first Florida OutCoast Convention (FLOCC) to the Tampa Bay Area. Fay is living her best life in St Petersburg. In her spare time, Fay is an amateur singer/songwriter and avid sports fan.