Name: Vic DeVore

Hometown: I live in Minneola, and I grew up in Fort Lauderdale.

Occupation: Real estate photographer

Family: Married to the most loving woman, Brandy, with two boys: a 3-year-old and an autistic 7-year-old. 

What do you enjoy most about living in south Lake County?

The lakes and all the related activities.

If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be?

Humility is the foundation of patience, knowledge and decency. 

Name a person or incident you've come across recently that's touched you in some way.

One of my friends is a brilliant electrical engineer, and their employer started using his electrical designs in weapons. This created a moral dilemma, so he decided to move across the country to work for Amazon, ensuring none of his designs are used as lethal force. I admire his dedication to living within a moral envelope that makes him comfortable. 

How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area?

I enjoy capturing aerial photography throughout Lake County to give viewers a unique perspective of the area. It’s also a great way to attract new people to Lake County. 

Name one of your greatest accomplishments so far.

I am proud to be one of the only real estate photographers in Lake County with a storefront presence, and one of the first commercially licensed drone pilots in the state of Florida.

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't done yet?

I would love to travel to Alaska with my family so my children can see snow, walk on a glacier and maybe even see the Northern Lights.

What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community?

In the wake of a disaster, churches and non-profit organizations are often the first organizations to step up and help, and I think it’s important to be active and involved with these organizations.