My name is Nina G. Wills and I am a genuine “MUCK GIRL“ – born and raised in Pahokee, Florida.
I am a writer by nature and it is my privilege to tell the story of the Glades Area. It is my goal to provide the residents of the Lake Okeechobee Region with reliable, timely, factual news and to create an open forum where current and former Glades Residents can reconnect.
In May 2011, I graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism and a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Most importantly, I will always have the muck stuck between my toes!
What people are saying about MUCK GIRL:
“We needed someone who could convey the fierce spirit of Muck City, the community, the enthusiasm, and she did that. It was just perfect. The enthusiasm she has about her town, it provided a great insight.” – Elle Johnson, co-executive producer of The Glades on A&E.
“She was passionate, sweet, had a lot energy. It was refreshing to see someone be so excited about where they were from. She seemed to represent all that area (the real Glades) is about.” – Randy Zisk, television director and producer.
“Every semester, 14 students in my Multimedia Journalism class at FAU are assigned to start a blog on a topic of their choice. That makes about 125 blogs that have been spawned from my class in recent years. Nina is the only one who, to my knowledge, has aspired to make more of her blog than a class assignment. I’m very proud of her!” – Bonnie Gross, FAU professor