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Meet Ferlonda-Nikol Gaines of Manager Of The Year

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ferlonda-Nikol Gaines.

Ferlonda, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When I was in elementary school, I was being raped by my adopted cousin. I used to tell myself that I was an actress in this horrible movie that would one day go off. As I got older, I realized that I still had the same mind frame as I did when I was a kid. Every time I faced a hardship, in my mind, I was only acting.

Then one day, I heard about this company that taught acting classes. I met the nicest and most humble man ever who presented me with the opportunity to be an actress. Since then, that same man has pushed me closer to making my dreams come true. That man is Elrico Tunstall.

Has it been a smooth road?
As a single parent, not every road has been easy to drive down. Especially when you’re traveling from one state to the next to fulfill your dreams. I remember taking the class in 2017 and quitting. I did this twice! In the midst of this, I lost my job at a call center. When I received my last paycheck, all I could do was cry because I had two choices: pinch pennies or pay for acting school in full. I prayed about it, then one day I sacrificed the money I had left to pursue my upcoming career.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Manager Of The Year – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Manager of the Year is a company that my manager Elrico started years ago. His passion to see others become successful actors, models and artist goes beyond an earned paycheck. The empire that he has built goes beyond coworkers but is now a loving, unrelated family. We all want to see one another win! This company stands out from others because no one is left behind. You can never walk into Elrico’s office and say I want to be an actor or an actress and not be one unless “you” give up. And even then, giving up isn’t an option unless you’re no longer reachable. This is what I love the most about Manager of the Year!


  • Adults: $400
  • Under 18: $250

Contact Info:

  • Address: 321 North Devillers St
    Pensacola, Fl
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  • Phone: 8502918473
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Elrico Tunstall, Manager of the Year

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