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No matter how many individuals appear in the pages of each edition of Keys Weekly, there are always so many more of our community members who deserve to be recognized. In an effort to shine a spotlight on more of the incredible individuals who live and work in these islands, Keys Weekly is proud to spotlight our Neighbor of the Week feature, dedicated to celebrating a community member with each issue. This week’s neighbor is a Marathon native who has been an integral part of the Law Offices of Campbell and Malafy for almost 25 years. “To quote Jason Koler, I’m the fixer at the office,” Jody Freeman says. But Jody’s skills aren’t limited to legal matters. If you’ve attended the seafood festival, you might recognize her as the friendly face behind the sweets booth, where she serves up the tasty calamondin cake.


“The fixer,” Law Offices of Campbell and Malafy

How did you end up in the Keys? I was born in Fisherman’s Hospital! 

What is the best and worst part of the Keys? The best part of the Keys is it’s where I grew up. The worst is how many changes have happened since I was a child. There have been so many developmental changes. 

What can people find you doing when you aren’t working? You can find me reading a book, hanging out with my friends, or spending time with my family. 

What is the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to follow? I think the two pairs of socks. You would literally layer your socks in different colors. That was definitely a ’90s thing. 

What song always gets you on the dance floor? It really doesn’t even have to be a certain song. I just like to dance!

If you could shop for free at any store, which would you pick? Well, I want to say something frivolous, but right now I feel like it has to be Publix. I want to say Tory Burch or Nordstrom but then yesterday I went to Publix and my groceries were like $280!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I’m actually an introvert. I would be perfectly happy at home all the time. I love being home and reading or hosting a girls’ night. 

What’s one important lesson you’ve learned from your mom? Always keep your faith. I have a tattoo in her handwriting that says pray, trust, wait. 

What is your favorite part of the Seafood Festival? Seeing people that I don’t always get to see. There are some people that I only ever see every single year at the Seafood Festival.

Trinity Jacox
Though Hurricane Ivan kept Trinity Jacox from being born in the Keys, it couldn't keep her away for long. Growing up in Marathon, she cherished every moment of island life, amassing over 400 community service hours, serving as class president at Marathon High School and earning her associate's degree from the College of the Florida Keys. Now, as an English Editing, Writing, and Media major at Florida State University, she's excited to bring her love for writing back home through her summer internship with the Keys Weekly.