Meet the Team

Market Director

Olivia Blitchington

Olivia Blitchington is a Florida girl through and through, having grown up in the small town of Middleburg, FL. While working in cosmetics, she quickly realized her passion for client relations and marketing. Fired up by her desire to learn, she set off to pursue her bachelor's degree in advertising at the University of Florida, with a focus in business management. Go Gators! While attending school, Olivia also hit the ground running with an advertising internship for iLS network. She fell in...

Market Director

Sarah Watts

Sarah was only 11 years old when she started a beauty and lifestyle YouTube channel. The channel matured alongside Sarah, as she consistently posted videos throughout middle school, high school, and a little bit of college ranging from makeup tutorials to room tours to advice on applying to college. Sarah's YouTube career led her to discover her passion for content creation and branding, which led Sarah to the University of Florida to pursue a degree in Marketing. When Sarah was living on The...

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Caroline Webb

Say hello to Caroline Webb, the Digital Marketing Coordinator for iLS network. Caroline is a 2022 graduate from University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. She started her journey with iLS network as a junior on the Spring 2021 internship. She began with a team of four interns from UF and FSU tasked to help improve the various websites with relevant student content. The team completed a FSU Parent Guide for RentTally.com and worked on gathering student survey data. After...

Managing Director

Sydney Jamieson

Sydney was barely 18 when she toured at her first potential college apartment (College Manor, a true University of Florida classic!) and said to her roommate, "I should be the lady who gives the tours!" A University of Florida Gator graduate with a BS in Business Administration (Marketing), she took her first apartment industry job doing Street Team marketing for a student housing community in Gainesville, FL with nearly 1200 residents! She worked nearly every leasing job in that community's...

Lead Software Engineer

Brian Hall

Brian Hall works as a Product Software Engineer at iLS Network, developing and maintaining the regional apartment listing sites. He originally joined the iLS Network team in a limited technical support capacity. Over time, though, it became obvious that his technical expertise was required to provide further enhancements and features to the iLS Network apartment listing websites. He is now a key player in bringing new ideas and features for iLS Network's regional websites to life. Brian is...

Founder & CEO

Pete Zimek

Pete Zimek is the founder and president of iLS network, a collective of online apartment guides serving renters in seven cities across Florida and now Georgia. Generating over 60,000 visits each month, the websites use cutting edge technology to match renters with the apartment community that best fits their lifestyle and budget. Pete's personal mission is to connect people with ideas and other people in ways that create opportunity, and all of his business and philanthropic endeavors have...

Blog Writer

Jessica Fuller

Jessica has been a proud Floridian all her life. She was born and raised in Orlando before making a short move to Winter Garden during her senior year. Now she resides in Tallahassee where she is a sophomore at Florida State University. She's studying for a degree in English for Editing, Writing and Media, after which she aspires to become a professional copy editor for a publishing company. She lives on-campus for now, but she is eagerly making plans to move into an off-campus apartment as...

Past Contributors

Digital Marketing Intern

Caleb Padgett

Caleb Padgett is a senior at the Terry College of Business, studying marketing with a digital emphasis. Caleb is a natural-born Georgian who started his upper education at Georgia College & State University. After two years, he decided he wanted a change and where better than the University of Georgia. He was drawn to UGA, not only because of the dominant football team, and unrivaled school spirit, but UGA also has one of the best business schools in the country. Caleb saw that earning a...

Digital Marketing Intern

Tori Robison

Tori Robison is currently a junior at the University of Georgia where she is studying marketing in the Terry College of Business. Tori's hometown is Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she decided to move to Georgia because of their elite business school. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in business, but her passion for marketing developed her senior year of high school, where she was VP of Marketing for her club, Virtual Enterprise. She loved the creativity of marketing and how it...

Digital Marketing Intern

Miya Grant

Miya Grant is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, majoring in advertising with a minor in fashion merchandising. Growing up, Miya always had an expressed interest in all things creative–whether it was fine art or writing—in addition to a restless urge to acquire knowledge through education and personal experiences. This is what essentially led Miya towards the communications path, where she could nurture both aspects of her personality by utilizing both her...