Doctor, teacher, father. Though the still remain heroes in our eyes; however, first two titles are commendable and respectable, I’m sure our fathers would agree that they are no match to the title of “dad.” However, all three titles hold one commonality: all who hold them change lives. Doctors and teachers change the lives of others through a learned knowledge and special skillset, while fathers change the lives of others through those inner qualities – love, patience, compassion – learned in the field of life.

I’m sure many would agree that their fathers are their heroes. From a young age, children see their dads as superheroes: men who go out into the world and serve those around them. As many of us get older, our fathers we realize it has less to do with their careers, and more to do with the time spent providing for us, loving us and guiding us through life’s obstacles, while still helping the world around them.

Fathers have many qualities and can be both driven and laid back; serious and silly. This month, we celebrate fathers in our community and the special relationships they hold with their children, and we showcase their softer sides – the side to dad many of us are familiar with. These dads may not wear fancy capes and costumes, but their children still loved dressing up just like dad, their hero.

Sara Santora
Managing Editor at SpaceCoast Magazines | Website

As a Space Coast native, Sara enjoys using her love of writing to speak directly to the community that raised her. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English, and has written for a variety of magazines; however, her love for publishing and writing developed as a young girl, when she received her first copy of Teen Vogue. When she isn't writing or at work, she is traveling around the state with friends, visiting coffee shops, going to live shows and brushing up on her photography skills. Follow her on Instagram or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Eric Wright
President of Publishing at SpaceCoast Magazines | Website

Eric Wright is an innovative leader, dynamic speaker and published author. He turns complex principles into simple and practical life applications. For over 25 years, Eric has taught leadership and management seminars on four continents, served on various economic development and visioning councils, and authored hundreds of published articles and three books.

As President of Publishing at SpaceCoast Magazines, Eric oversees the production of business and lifestyle journals, along with numerous specialty publications. Through these journals, Eric offers entrepreneurs and business leaders a trusted voice connecting communities across Florida and the US.

Eric and his wife, Susan, live in Indialantic, Florida, and have three married sons and four grandchildren.