The COASTE team.

Award-winning writers, artists, editorialists, photographers, cinematographers and islands-lifestyle lovers.

Award Winning Coaste Editorial

COASTE, LLC is a registered Florida Limited Liability Corporation. COASTE is founded by Sanibel Island, Florida residents and communications professionals experienced in the arts and sciences of digital publishing, branding, marketing, advertising, social media, sales and high-interest content. Select members of our ownership team will work behind the scenes to drive strategy, direction, delivery and success of our digital publishing and multi-media formats. Others include:


John Sprecher is Founder and Executive Editor of COASTE. Over his career in communications, John has served as President and Creative Director of a highly successful, 25-years-plus branding, marketing, advertising, digital and intetactive agency serving destination and travel brands across the United States. In that time, John and his team have been honored by more than 800 awards — numerous international travel, domestic travel and advertising industry awards, plus many Best of Show and Judges Choice awards, and media praise. John has also served as editor of a statewide news and entertainment magazine. He holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).


The dynamic images of COASTE are captured by Milissa Sprecher — Director of Photography for COASTE and owner, as well as principal photographer, of the award-winning Milissa Sprecher Photography. Milissa Sprecher Photography excels in personality and lifestyle photography in Southwest Florida, and has been awarded the prestigious cover of the 2014 Sanibel-Captiva Visitors Guide. Across more than 15 years of experience, Milissa has excelled in advertising and communications including television, commercial film production, commercial photography representation, video production and editing, and ownership of a highly successful branding agency. She holds a BA in Advertising from the University of Wisconsin.

All content and materials herein and delivered via alternate media under the trademark COASTE is protected under United States copyright laws and is copyright COASTE LLC. No content or images may be used without the expressed written permission of COASTE LLC and/or its creative partners including Milissa Sprecher Photography and John Scoular Films.

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COASTE is Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Southwest Florida's best coastal lifestyle magazine and multi-media network. With each issue, COASTE reaches more than 250,000 island residents, visitors and potential guests via a comprehensive print, online, mobile, digital and social media. COASTE is your best resource for Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Southwest Florida news, personality profiles, lifestyles, travel, entertainment, dining, recreation, arts, attractions, real estate, retail and other events and important information.

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