Hosts & Judges

Amani Taha

TBT: Trade Certified in Commercial Art

USF: International Politics and Relations, Pre-Law

USF Senate President


Native Floridian who spent four years in TBT's Commercial Art Academy. Two of those years as the academy's class Vice-President, and one year as the class President. Currently a USF Senator, as well as Student Government Ethics Committee Vice-Chairwoman and the President of two USF Multicultural organizations.

Geoff Leighly

Degree in 3D Animation


Veteran graphic artist that has been serving clients for over 15 years. Specializes in illustrations and logos that elevate brand identity and increase visibility. Has worked on projects with The Education Channel, Titleist, and MTV.

Michael Savage

Robbins Research Int'l: An Anthony Robbins Company

Coaches Training Institute

Anthony Robbins Mastery University

CAA Alumni c/o 1997


Michael is a Dynamic speaker, trainer, and coach. His worldwide client base encompasses stay at home mothers and also reaches executives & CEOs. He delivers impactful trainings and is a results driven Coach as well as a Trainer of Coaches. Michael Holds his I.C.F. credentials as well as his B.C.C. (Board Certified Coach) He currently works exclusively through Robbins Research International - an Anthony Robbins Company, where he has spent 20 years attending and supporting events, as well as facilitating Life & Wealth Mastery.


He is co-founder of CORE Coach - a Coach Training and Certification School specializing in professional training for professional coaches. He lives in central Florida with his wife and daughter.

Marissa Ebanks

BFA in Advertising Design,

focusing on Art Direction


Marissa Ebanks is a recent graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design residing in Kissimmee, FL. Art direction is a passion of hers and calls on her skills in graphic design, lettering, illustration, honesty and wittiness to aid her in finding creative solutions. When she isn’t doing what she loves, she’s usually playing video games with her cat, Pretty Boy, in her lap.

Murzia Siddiqui

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

(B.S.I.E.) – Class of 2019


Second year student at the University of South Florida studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in Political Science. Currently working with a USF engineering professor to create promotional materials and design fully functioning websites for some of USF’s graduate and research programs. Also working for CAIR-FL as a legal/communications intern. As a legal intern Murzia helps taking calls and as a communications intern she helps design promotional materials for their events. In the future Murzia hopes to finish her undergraduate degree and go to law school.

Rebecca Roland

B.A. Secondary English Education; USF


Originally from Kansas, but grew up right here in Hillsborough County where she attended public school from K-12. Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education from USF in 2009. She loves teaching at TBT because of the diversity of the students and staff. Outside of school Rebecca loves to travel and spend time with her husband and their two daughters. They love to take them skateboarding and attend live concerts. Long term career goals are to continue to learn new things and be the best teacher she can be for her students.

Simeon Baxter

A.A. Liberal Arts (HCC Ybor), HS Diploma (TBT), Commercial Art Academy Certification,  Adobe Certified Associate (Ps CS5), Microsoft Office Specialist (MS PowerPoint 2007), current: BSW Social Work, minor in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 2017


Simeon is a Tampa Bay Tech CAA alumni currently working on a bachelors degree in social work to pursue a career in counseling missing and exploited children. His most notable accomplishment while enrolled in the CAA program is recognition from the Florida Print Association for a marketing redesign of the Pet Essentials brand. Although he is not currently working in the ad design/marketing field, he continues to use the skills he learned in designing promotional material for his Church, school, and workplace. It is his desire to combine his passion for the arts and social work, to develop a therapeutic program for children who are survivors of sex trafficking and maltreatment. Simeon currently works for Lutheran Services Florida Early Head Start where he provides aid for low-income families in need of early childcare assistance.

Tram Pham

USF Junior | Marketing

CAA Almuni (2014 President)


Tram spent her entire high school career dedicated to the Commercial Art Academy program as a student, leader, secretary and class president during her senior year. As a child, Tram was very aware of the art that inspired her. Tram says the CAA program molded her to be a better artist and student. Currently, Tram is enrolled at USF as a Junior in the Marketing Program. She hopes to bring together her skills as a graphic designer and advertising.

Tyree Anderson

Fashion/Model Photographer

TBT Almuni


Tyree Anderson. Tampa Bay Tech alumni. Photographer/photo re-toucher; specializing in Beauty & Fashion. Work has been featured in People Magazine, Yahoo, and BET.  Currently residing in Tampa, FL.

William Bogalis

*DJ Knucklez*

CAA Alumni - c/o 1997


Will is an award-winning international mixtape/tour/club DJ and was head of the largest street marketing and promotions team in central Florida in the early 2000's. He is also a freelance graphic designer and has worked with various musicians and companies such as EA Sports, Universal Studios, Bad Boy Ent, and Odd Sox. His mixtape cover designs have won numerous awards, and he has been featured on MTV, BET and ESPN.


IG: @djknucklez

Anya-Kaye Francis

TBT- College and Career Counselor


Ms. Francis is the College & Career Counselor at Tampa Bay Technical HS. She has always had a love for the arts. As a child she was very artistic and won many awards. She currently still dabbles in drawing and other forms of artistic expression.

Cherise Clarke

Lifestyle and Event Photographer

TBT and UCF Marketing Alumni


Cherise is a proud TBT CAA graduate and former SkillsUSA Florida President. In her 10 years of photography and design experience, she has been awarded multiple ADDYs, accolades, and recognition including a gold medal in photography and a spot in the SkillsUSA National Competitions where she placed in the Top 20. While attending college at UCF, she worked as an advertising campaign manager for multiple Blue Chip companies. However, nothing can replace her passion for capturing life’s many milestones as a lifestyle photographer in Orlando, FL.

BJ Dihigo

Owner Tidalwave tees 2009-present

Silkscreen/Graphic Designer


At Seminole High School,  BJ found her love for printing and graphic design very early on. She was so passionate about it she started her printing business, "Tidalwave Tees" in 2009, which has done business nationwide & internationally. BJ specializes in silkscreen and an array of printing needs including: signs, banners, business cards, flyers and promo products. She has become one of the official printers for the Commercial Art Academy.


In her spare time, BJ is also an experienced and licensed Master Captain, and working on starting an island and river tour charter business.

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