Dr. Jamie McClave Baldwin
President, Info Tech Consulting
born and raised in Greater Gainesville
What is your favorite local food?
My husband, Geno, is an amazing cook, so we love to shop at the Haile Farmers Market and cook at home. Veggies from Swallowtail, steaks from Florida Fresh and some dessert from SaraFay Farm. There’s nothing better!
What is your favorite time of year and/or favorite weather conditions?
My favorite time of year is that first cool night after a long summer. It always takes me by surprise – you start to think it might never come! For us, it means friends gathered around the fire pit telling stories and making memories.
Where do you go to escape into nature?
My backyard! I live in an older neighborhood off Millhopper Road — my kids say we live in the jungle. We spend most of our evenings on the back porch; it’s my favorite place to be.
What about Greater Gainesville stood out when comparing it to your other options?
Gainesville is my home, and there really is no place like home. You really get the best of all worlds – a college town with amazing sports, a rich cultural environment with artists of every medium, great restaurants, live music and incredible nature parks.