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About I Love the Burg

Since I Love the Burg launched in May of 2009, it has been our mission to make St. Petersburg (a.k.a. the #BURG) the best place to live, work and play. Our site provides a comprehensive resource for discovering the Sunshine City’s opportunities and events.

Maintaining a high rate of engagement across several social media platforms and through daily and weekly email subscribers makes I Love the Burg the largest and longest-running independently owned and operated hyper-local media source in St. Petersburg, Florida.

I Love the Burg is a federally registered trademark. The downtown St. Petersburg creative agency, // maintains this website and provides the creative resources needed to keep it up and running on a day-to-day basis.

Our Team

All Things Good in the Burg is brought to you by

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Dexter Fabian

Publisher & Creator

Dex Fabian is the creator and publisher of I Love the Burg and That’s So Tampa. Dex has overseen the growth and development of what’s become Tampa Bay’s largest independent social media network and most popular hyper-local news sources.

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Andrew Harlan

Editorial Director

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to

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Ysanne Taylor

Art & design director

Ysanne Taylor is the Art Director of I Love the Burg. She’s a graphic designer, photographer, artist, and native Floridian. Ysanne loves Rowdies games, concerts, cooking, and her dog, Milo. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ysann3.

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Rob Sanchez

Rob joined the team in March 2021 to help with digital strategy and business development, helping put processes in place and modernize our digital assets.

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Alexa Hehl

Marketing Assistant

Alexa joined the team in June 2022 to help ensure timely and effective communications and advertiser messages across all of our channels including our socials, email newsletter and events calendar.


These fine folks help bring you amazing local content

Monica Kile


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Bob Carskadon


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Our Sister Site:

All Things Good.

Our Vision

To be the biggest cheerleader for all to thrive in our communities.

Our Mission

Be a resource for our communities that shines a light on all things good by telling stories and bringing people together.

Our Values, We Are

We have a commitment to the positive growth and betterment of the communities.

We use our creativity and resources as individuals and as a collaborative team to provide solutions and produce efficiently for team growth.

Our strength lies in our ability to do more with less and able to adapt seamlessly to changes in our work environment; We take initiative as entrepreneurs to make sure we are maximizing our work for the greatest mileage.

We take responsibility for our work as individuals and as a team and act with our values in mind.

We take pride in the quality of work we produce for our team and our community and aim for excellence in our industry.

We always strive to lead with kindness and respect in dealing with each other, the people we interact with and the community we serve.

Advertising Disclaimer

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. While the compensation received may influence the topics or posts made in this blog, we always give our honest opinions on those topics. Some advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network while some are ads sourced and sold directly by I Love the Burg. Any advertisements or sponsored posts will be identified as paid advertisements.

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