Stray – Redland
There is an epidemic in Redland, the unincorporated area in southwest Miami-Dade county adjacent to Homestead and the Everglades.
On a daily basis, dogs are literally dumped on the side of the road, or deep in the Everglades, to fend for themselves. Many of these dogs are hit by cars, or develop illnesses, all while procreating, creating continual exponential growth in the stray dog population.
On the frontlines of this problem are groups of volunteers who dedicate a sizable portion of their time and money to rescue these dogs and help them find homes. It’s a thankless task that separates these compassionate individuals from family and friends.
Aaron Glickman is a Miami native. After earning his degree in theatre from Florida State University, Aaron headed west to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for a decade. In 2006, he came home to launch Luxury Condo Living magazine – a print publication that covered the luxury condo lifestyle. As the impending real estate crash loomed, Aaron identified SocialMiami, a society blog with highly targeted following. After creating a business strategy designed to transform the platform into an online glossy magazine, Aaron became publisher, and the platform increased in revenue and site visitors by 10 times. He developed partnerships and marketing strategies with many of Miami’s most powerful brands, and created viral editorial strategies that highlighted the city’s greatest influencers. Additionally, Aaron became more involved with his community, sitting on committees and raising funds for Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Children’s Hospital, YoungArts and many more. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. That same year, Aaron returned to the stage playing Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center. His new media venture, Current.Miami, is a video-based digital media platform with an emphasis on storytelling.