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Meet Penny Minge Kamish

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Rapid Fire. Tell Us a Little About Yourself:

I grew up down the road in Green Cove Springs after being “chosen” adopted by my parents.

Small town living is the best and everyone knows your name, and if you did wrong, Mom knew it before I got home! My first career, as a Lab Technologist at our little 60 bed Clay Memorial was amazing. We were the “Snake Bite Center of NE Florida) thanks to Maynard Cox and Dr. Al Hinders. Next, moved to Atlantic Beach, married my wonderful husband Pat and had our son, Jared. I moved into, believe it or not, RADIO! Provided Traffic info for all the TV and Radio stations in Jax for many years under many names. Loved when I was Katlin Clark on WQIK and we’d get calls from Green Cove sayin’ “that’s not Katlin, that’s Penny).

I tired of Mega Media politics but continued as a “Traffic Goddess” as a consultant to the Fla. Dept. of Transportation and found my “forever company” Metric Engineering, an incredible company that will have to kick me out before I’d ever leave! Ah, the joy of a company where everyone is Family, from the CEO right on down.

I laugh when folks ask if I’m an Engineer and I say no, I bring common sense and laughter to the Company! Love my Clients, here in Jax., Orlando and Puerto Rico. I’m blessed with the very best Teams anywhere!


Traffic Goddess

Where do you currently reside?

Old Atlantic Beach

Favorite place to go in the First Coast?

My front porch

Favorite movie

Life Guard (yeah, the Sam Elliott effect)

Favorite book

The Little House Series…still

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, it would be

Jim Morrison

Dream car

Shelby Cobra 427

Favorite place to eat in the First Coast

Hangar Bay

Favorite singer / group


Favorite animal


Favorite sports team

Minnesota Vikings

Word that best describes you


Favorite word / phrase

Sure, I can help you out

Favorite candie

Candied grapefruit slices

Favorite hobby

Construction- measure 5 times, cut 7 times

Dream job

Living it! Traffic Goddess

Pet peeve

Whiners- if you don’t try to think of a solution, don’t whine about things.

If you could have a superpower, it would be

Teleportation- blink my eyes and go from Atlantic Beach to Key West (or other happy places and back)

In a movie of your life, which actor would play you

Audrey Hepburn (since it’s not going to happen, it doesn’t matter that she has passed)

Dream vacation

6 months sailing the Caribbean (bareboat)

The first thing you would do if you received $1 million

Donate 10% to my eight favorite charities

Something you’re famous for

Being the “Jacksonville Media Celebrity Crawfish Eating Champion” 6 out of 7 years!

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