Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spotlight: Shelia Davis

Today’s BIG WIG Spotlight is on Shelia Davis, and we have to say, after chatting with her for an hour, we can’t wait for you to meet her in this spotlight and also at the Golisano Children’s Museum Big Wig Night at the Museum event on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

~~ Q&A with Shelia Davis ~~

If you had to describe yourself, and you could only use three words, what would those three words be?
Passionate. Loyal. Energetic.

Why do you feel a children's museum is important to a community?
I believe our children are our future. It’s the community’s responsibility to provide a nurturing and caring environment for them to grow.

What inspires you?
My love of God coupled with my three beautiful children and my wonderful family and friends.

If you could offer just one piece of advice to anyone, what would it be?
Be true to yourself.

What are your pet peeves?
Dishonest and unkind people. People who don’t stay true to themselves.

~~ ...and let’s get a bit more personal! ~~

Do you sing in the shower?

What's the one thing you can't live without?
Norman Love Chocolates and red wine

Note to Risa… if you’d like an icebreaker to say hello to this gracious big wig, offer her Norman Love Chocolates!

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks, or hardcover?

~~ Time for a little local promotion! ~~

What is the name of the last restaurant where you ate dinner?
Sea Salt of Naples

We love Sea Salt of Naples! Oooooh, maybe one day we’ll rub shoulders with her there!

~~ Fast Facts ~~

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Morning or night? 24/7

Rivers or oceans? Oceans

Beaches or pools? Beaches

Dark or milk chocolate? Dark

Health food or junk food? Health food

Flowers or chocolates? Both

Cupcakes or ice cream? Grace & Shelly's cupcakes

Laptop or desktop? Laptop

Casual or couture? Couture

Ponytail or headband? Ponytail

Motorcycle or bicycle? Bicycle

Shelia sounds like the friend every woman should have! Loyal, caring about the community, staying true to herself… Norman Love, red wine, and Grace & Shelly’s cupcakes!

But here’s what makes her a supernova on our radar:

Shelia Davis is a competitive ballroom dancer!!! How seriously awesome is that?!? She began dancing three years ago, turning competitive one year later.

Of course we wanted to know which dance was her favorite, but she loves all the dances. For her, it’s all about the music. When she connects to a perfect song, then that dance is her favorite.

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog! We hope to see you at The Golisano Children's Museum's Big Wigs Night at the Museum on Saturday, February 7, 2015. For tickets, sponsorship, or more information, please visit or call 239-260-1714.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Spotlight: Simone & Scott Lutgert

5 Facts from BIG WIGS Simone and Scott Lutgert

5. They went to a presentation about the Museum at Bill Barnett's house almost 10 years ago and thought it was an amazing project. Because Simone love kids so much, she wanted to help make it a reality. She brought Scott along on her crazy adventure, and he's been an amazing sport.

4. In the past 20 years since Simone's been in town, she's seen Naples grow from a sleepy retirement community to a vibrant multi-generational community. It is a much more desirable area because the Children's Museum offers so much. It's not only a place where children can play and learn, but also a place for families to interact; a place where teens can work; a place where all ages can volunteer, etc.

3. Simone is involved in most of the fundraising events for the Museum because she wants to be sure the Museum is sustainable for the future. She's involved even more this year because she can't say NO to Vicki Tracy, and she knew  Vicki would make it fun!!

2. Her most favorite part about last year's event was playing in the Museum. She loved all the experimental activities that the attendees were exposed to and which some are now a part of the Museum.

1. She doesn't have one favorite part of the museum. She loves them all!

~ Bonus Material! ~

White or red wine? --- RED

Morning or evening? --- 24/7

Paperback books or eReader? --- Kindle

Beach or pool? --- Beach

Cars or airplanes? --- Cars

In her own words: "I'm pretty much an open book. If someone wants to know something about me, all they have to do is ask. Most people know that I'm just a big kid who loves to help others."

We can't wait to meet Simone and Scott at the Big Wigs Night at the Museum on February 7th!

... and now for the giveaway...

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Please call 239-260-1714 or visit for tickets or sponsorship information for Big Wigs Night at the Museum.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Kim and Philip Collins

Today it's my pleasure to welcome BIG WIGS Kim and Philip Norris Collins to the blog!

The Big Wigs Night at the Museum has a new platinum sponsor!

Kim and Philip Norris Collins, sponsors of Big Wigs Night at the Museum and proud sponsors of C’mon Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples are looking forward to Big Wigs, an exciting event that is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2015 at C’mon.

The Collins/Norris family have been most instrumental in helping create what Naples is today through their philanthropic endeavors. Kim and Phil are honored to support the extraordinary works of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples where children learn in a creative and imaginative environment.

Phil is Broker Associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and has over thirty years of experience in the luxury real estate market, representing some of the most discerning buyers and sellers from around the world. Kim Collins is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo.

Please call 239-260-1714 or visit for tickets or sponsorship information for Big Wigs Night at the Museum.