About the Founders ─ a Brief Introduction & Overview


Scott M. Deitche is an author who specializes in organized crime and other topics of interest.

Author of 7 books on the mob, including Cigar City Mafia and The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr., Scott, will personally take you on a 1.5 - 2 hour walking tour through Tampa's Mafia history.

The tour will take you to old gambling palaces, street corners, and alleys, where some mobsters met their demise and restaurants, where wise guys like famed boss Santo Trafficante Jr. held court.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind walking tour of Tampa's most storied neighborhood. We guarantee you'll never look at Ybor City the same way again.

Uncovering the darker and cooler side of history. -Scott M. Deitche

Learn more about Scott HERE

Lisa M. Figueredo is the Founder and Publisher of Cigar City Magazine™, who feels passionately about her blended culture, history, and family.

We have all been told stories by our parents, grandparents, abuelos, abuelas, nanas, nanos, tios, tias, zios, and zias. The stories captivated us, and we always asked questions. "What country did our family come from? How did they arrive? How did they live?" We were always amazed as the stories of our families unfolded, and we felt proud of our heritage. We felt a little sad as well since we would never have a chance to meet some of these wonderful relatives.

We all have a responsibility to keep these stories alive by passing them on to our children. By sharing the past, our children will come to know their roots and recognize the foundation of love and family they can carry with them into the future. They will become the voices of our ancestors.

Learn more about Cigar City Magazine HERE