• Gia Arvin

    As a broker and associate at Matchmaker Realty, Gia Arvin is akin to a Gainesville ambassador. Like Eleanor Roosevelt, her job is as an opportunity for advocacy. Arvin currently serves on the board for the March of Dimes as advocacy chair, and she has served as president of the Girls Place in the past.

    “I am proud of where we live, and I communicate and show off our city daily to people potentially moving to our area and opening a business or starting families here,” Arvin said.

    Arvin has been dedicated to the success of children in the community and she makes a point to introduce families to organizations and resources around the community.

    “I believe a healthy start is key, and every child should be taught how to think and develop themselves, not what to think.”

    Arvin’s biggest success is adopting her daughter, Avery. Born at 27 weeks, she is continuously inspired by her resilience.

    “She has touched and fulfilled me in a way I could have never imagined,” Arvin said. “She is always my why as I make decisions and grow myself personally and professionally.”