September 6, 2017
As most are now aware, last week I posted an unfortunately worded tweet that has since gone viral for all the wrong reasons. I first want to apologize for all those I’ve hurt with my words, that was never my intention. I also want to thank all of those who’ve reached out to me during this extremely difficult time, your words of support helped me more than you could ever imagine.
While my focus is now on my future, I wanted to take a few minutes to answer some questions regarding the future of Orlando Tourism Report. The show will continue. We are no longer affiliated with WPRK, meaning our FM radio show #OTRonFM is currently off-air until I can find a way to return to local airwaves.
The podcast via the RSS will continue. When I began OTR over three years ago, I wanted to create a place where bloggers, competitors, could find common ground to share their news and analysis of Orlando’s largest industry. From the very beginning, OTR has been dedicated to being a welcoming place for numerous opinions, often times opposing views. I value the importance of open dialogue, and that includes dialogue that individually we may disagree with.
What I said is not a reflection on anyone except myself. I accept what I did was wrong, but I also believe one bad decision shouldn’t ruin a person. I’m more than ever focused on making OTR the best it can be.
Myself and the team at OTR are still dedicated to reporting on all aspects of Central Florida tourism.
I will be taking a few weeks off as I refocus. Orlando Tourism Report will begin regular episodes via the podcast at the end of September.