Hi my name is Adri Hurtado, I was born in Cuba and moved to Miami in 1970.
I graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1983. My love for photography started in High School and continued to grow and develop during my college years. After graduating I worked in many different aspect of the photo industry. I have more than 40 years of experience in photography and videography.
What I love most about photography is that it is a universal language. “The world speaks 7100 languages, but SEES only in one”. A picture captures a moment in time and preserves it forever!
My other love is helping families find their dream homes. In 1999 I became a Real Estate Agent and I have been a Real Estate Broker since 2009. This has given me the opportunity to share my passion for Florida and showcase all its beauty.
One of the many things I love about Florida is it’s many National and State Parks. One of my favorite national parks is The Everglades. The Everglades National Park is over one million-acre wetlands preserve. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, and often called Sea of Grass. Also home to hundreds of animal species. Among the Everglades’ abundant wildlife are the endangered leatherback turtle, Florida panther and Alligators.
In 2017 I joined the AVIEM Family. I was asked to do the videography for the MPM in Miami and after a full day of taping and doing survivor interviews, meeting Jeff, Carolyn and the entire team I realized I needed to be a part of this amazing organization.
I took the FSR training that same weekend and shortly after was activated for my first boots on the ground deployment. I have also done telephone deployments during hurricanes, tornados and the pandemic. For me being a part of the foundation has given me an opportunity to give back in mores ways than I could ever imagine. I love the work we do. I have also taken the Mental Health First Aiders Course which only furthers our understanding of how to better help in a time of crisis. I am passionate about the mission of AVIEM and the Family Assistance Foundation and I feel honored to be a part of this wonderful organization.