This year's Georgefest King & Queen, Tim Totten and Tessa Marcelino.
Timothy Totten is a parallel entrepreneur and philanthropist who has spent years working to improve the lives of his employees and his neighbors in Lake County. Totten, who owns five businesses, also created the Amazing Race for Charity, which has already raised over $230,000 for two dozen local charities and puts on its 9th annual race on April 1st this year. The unusual race is designed for teams of two people of all skill levels and leverages more than 200 volunteers and 20+ sponsoring businesses to create a day of fun and adventure.
Totten recently led another group of volunteers to create the sixth annual TEDxEustis conference on the campus of Eustis High School. The full-day event featured 14 speakers and performers sharing "ideas worth spreading" and is an approved, licensed conference under the global TED brand.
Tess Marcelino is the founder of Toddlers of Lake County and the owner/CEO of In Character LLC.Tess has 14+ years marketing and advertising experience, ranging from small business to corporate America.
In 2022, while attending College full time through Saint Leo University, Tess decided to focus on creating free and affordable events and opportunities for the children and families of Lake County, Fl. She has since grown a community of over 3500 members and reached families all over central Florida with her non profit, Toddlers of Lake County. Tess has a passion for supporting families and small businesses of all backgrounds.
Tess currently coordinates free professional photo opportunities for the Lake County community, teaches a pre K prep program for the City of Eustis, coordinates and plans free events with the City of Eustis Parks and Rec, and hosts free story times & craft events across Lake County.