Chairman & CEO
Brian Johnson acquired Island Scene, Inc. in 2007 and manages general operations at Island Scene, Fort Myers Scene, Naples Scene and Marco Scene. He runs the Sanibel Captiva Neighbors Club and Fort Myers Dining Club as subsidiaries of Island Scene, Inc., and is a Realtor with VIP Realty Group. He came to Sanibel in 1998 and worked at the Island Sun Newspaper as a community journalist from 1998 to 2011. He has served in the island community as a board member at CROW, Ding Darling, and the Schoolhouse Theater, an usher at St. Isabel Church, and volunteer youth soccer and basketball coach. He grew up in New England and became interested in the publishing business at a young age as his father, Malcolm C. Johnson, was an editor at Time Life and McGraw Hill.
President & Advertising Director
Edward Ibarra joined Island Scene, Inc. in 2008, bringing over 30 years experience in the advertising industry, including positions at the Kansas City Star, BBD&O, Young & Rubicam Advertising Agencies, Nascar International and the Island Sun Newspaper. He oversees all advertising accounts for Island Scene, Inc. and has developed a network of clients along the coast of Southwest Florida. He plays a key role in editorial and distribution decisions, and made vital contributions to the development of Fort Myers Scene and Naples Scene. He lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife Kimberly, visits family in Kansas City and Pittsburgh and is an accomplished distance runner.
Graphic Art Director
Stephanie See has been the graphic designer and production manager for Island Scene, Inc. for the past eight years, and played a key role in the launch of Fort Myers Scene and Naples Scene magazines. Stephanie studied art and graphic design at Edison Community College (1994-96) and Florida Atlantic University (1997-99). She worked as a graphic designer and production manager of the Island Sun Newspaper from 2000-2011. She currently is the creative director for her own company, Connect SWFL, which services graphic design, web service and IT solutions. Stephanie is a true Florida native and was born on the beautiful island of Sanibel. She currently lives in the Fort Myers area and enjoys spending time on or near the water, nature walks and time with her family.
Beth Haely has been directly involved in the strategic development of Island Scene, Inc. from 2007, providing guidance on marketing decisions, community relations, and client sales. She has represented the magazines as a sales executive since 2012. She currently works full-time as the Community Relations Coordinator at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake. She moved to Sanibel-Captiva in 1987 and has served in management positions at Hope Hospice and Shell Point. Her daughter Haely works for the state Senator in Washington, D.C., and son Tommy serves as a Marine in Hawaii.
Gina Barfield has served as a Sales Executive for Island Scene, Inc. since 2008 and in 2015 stepped into the new position of Development Director to assist with developing relationships in the community and the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. She will also help to fine tune and monitor the distribution network. In the expansion of the SCENE brand down the SWFL coast, she is taking a lead role in creating a client base in Marco Island. Her professional credits include 10 years at radio station WEBN in Cincinnati, OH, and as the Assistant Buyer/Manager for retail sales at ‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. She lives in Fort Myers with her son, Cole; her daughter Ellie now resides in London.
Social Media Director
Deanna Cheatham produced the SceneMagazines.com and FortMyersDiningClub.com websites and manages the SanibelNeighborsClub.com Web site. She is currently working to develop a Facebook and social media presence for Island Scene, Inc. She lives in Fort Myers Beach with her husband and daughter, and continues to grow her business as a Social Media Administrator.