ABOUT TSG NAPLES EDITOR MEGAN PARSONS:

One of the rare ones, Megan Parsons was born and raised in Naples, Florida. Having been bit by the travel bug young, Megan knew she wanted to see different parts of the country at an early age, and headed west to attend the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduating with a degree in marketing, the city came calling, and Megan packed her bags for Manhattan, where she began her career working in marketing for indie films. Soon after, she transitioned into event planning and marketing for a hospitality group and never looked back.

Although she loved the craziness of New York City and the hospitality industry, Megan found herself using all of her free time to travel home to Naples—the beach and family beckoned. Upon returning to her hometown, Megan craved a creative and entrepreneurial outlet. Fortunately, she was immediately introduced to Allison Pezzuti, the original owner and editor of TSG Naples. A three-hour coffee date later, Megan was convinced that taking the reins of The Scout Guide Naples was the project she was longing for. With a passion for marketing and the desire to help entrepreneurs and small business owners, she knew The Scout Guide was the right fit.

In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, weekly beach trips, yoga, exploring all the local spots, and hanging with her 13-year-old dog, Kenya.


MEGAN’S THREE FAVORITE REASONS TO VISIT NAPLES:

  1. The Gulf of Mexico. “Growing up here, I never took nearly enough advantage of being so close to the water. Since returning, it is my favorite thing about living here! The beaches are beautiful. Boating, fishing, jet-skiing—there are endless water activities to indulge in.”
  2. The local community. “There is such a welcome feel to Naples, and I think everyone embraces the community mindset. With such a huge tourist industry, it is great to see so many local businesses thriving and people willing to support each other’s success.”
  3. The culinary scene. “Naples has become a foodie’s dream destination over the last ten years. With so many new restaurants and old staples to choose from, the overall quality of food and service is outstanding. And, pretty unique for a relatively small town!”

WORDS MEGAN LIVES BY:

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” —L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz