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Chris Gratton | 30 years of touring with the biggest music names in the world gets interrupted

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Chris Gratton is my guest today. Chris’s experience in being a tour director, tour producer and production manager for some of the biggest acts in the music business is unprecedented. We spoke about the cancellation of the Justin Bieber 2020 tour due to the corona virus and the negative effect it had on his crew of 87. We also spoke about how technology has changed touring for the better with increased and clearer communications as well as helping stay in touch with his wife and kids.

                “There was an 8 year period in my life where I didn’t even have a place. I just stayed in hotels when I was home or went on little vacations.”

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About

2015 to Present JUSTIN BIEBER – Production Manager, Co Designer ,Tour Director
2019 JBalvin Tour Director
2019 KIDZBOP Tour Producer
2019 Janet Jackson Metamorphosis Residency , Production Manager , Stage Manager and Set Designer
2018 to 2019 JANET JACKSON Production Manager ,Stage Manager
2015 – 2017 KANYE WEST – Tour Consultant, Tour Co Designer
2014 -2015 ARIANA GRANDE – Production Manager ,Tour co designer,Tour Director
2013 to 2014 KANYE WEST – Production Manager
2006 to 2013 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – Production Manager, Co Designer
2006 to 2011 GUNS N’ ROSES – Production Manager
2010 PDIDDY – Production Manager
2008 AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW – Production Manager, Stage Manager
2008 BEN HARPER – Production Manager, Stage Manager
2004 to 2006 CLAY AIKEN – Production Manager, Stage Manager
2004 KELLY CLARKSON – Production Manager, Stage Manager
1999 to 2004 LIMP BIZKIT – Production Manager
2001 to 2002 LINKIN PARK – Production Manager
2001 FAMILY VALUES – Production Manager
2000 ANGER MANAGEMENT – Production Manager
2000 to 2003 KORN – Production Manager
1999 to 2000 BILLY IDOL – Production Manger
1996 to 1999 TOOL – Production Manager, Stage Manager
1998 to 1999 SOUL COUGHING – Production Manager and Lighting Designer
1995 to 1999 SUPER BOWL / NFL Experience – Lighting Coordinator
1994 to 1997 TRACY CHAPMAN – Production Manager and Lighting Designer
1994 to 1995 P. J. HARVEY – Lighting Designer and Stage Manager
1990 to 1994 Tool, White Zombie, Pornos For Pyro, Rage Against the Machine ,Wu-
Tang Clan – Lighting Designer and Stage Manager

Bobby Genovese | making a life out of being an entrepreneur while having fun with his family

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Bobby Genovese is my guest today. Bobby is entrepreneur, father, friend and philanthropist who lives life by the mantra “who has more fun than us”.  It was a great chat with Bobby to hear about a different mentality regarding business travel. He travels the world working on projects he “wants” to work on. He brings his children with him as much as possible and makes having fun an equal part of traveling for his businesses. This is especially important with everything that is going on around the world during the current pandemic.

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ABOUT

Connecting enthusiastic people with winning opportunities is one of Bobby Genovese’s greatest passions, which began at age 25 when he founded his first company in his native Ontario before establishing BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation, both based in The Bahamas, with associate management offices in Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Barbados, Toronto and Vancouver. “More than working hard and being smart, seeing the big picture is key.”

A seasoned equestrian, Genovese brought his accomplishments in business to the polo field where he enjoyed equal success as a polo player and team owner, which led to the creation of multiple polo and equestrian clubs including his flagship BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida. In 2013 his love for adventure and preservation of natural resources grew into the creation of BG Signature, a global portfolio of extraordinary destinations and experiences. The private access VIP collection spans the spectrum of events in sports, fashion, culture and more.

Genovese also dedicates his time, energy and substantial resources to numerous philanthropic endeavors, especially those that serve children. His chairmanship of the annual Car and Boat Rally Scavenger Cups, which began in 2007, has helped raise more than $16 million for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, Canada’s largest and most sophisticated centre for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. “Giving back is both a privilege and a responsibility.”

Ed Soares | MMA influencer, LFA president and family man staying busy

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Ed Soares is my guest today. Ed is the CEO of LFA (Legacy Fighting Alliance). LFA is a fast growing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion based in Southern California. He also a manager of MMA fighters and started the Blackhouse MMA gym operations. As a husband and father of two daughters, Ed has to balance home life and business while traveling approximately 120 days a year.

“It’s really my team, our team, us working together is what makes us (LFA) successful.”

Ed and I chatted about the current lockdown situation we all facing and how it has affected his scheduled MMA events. We also discussed how travel has gotten better with the usage of technology and some of the airport programs available now.

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ABOUT

LFA gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. Soares has been involved in the mixed martial arts industry since 1998, with the apparel line called Sinister Brand. Sinister became a sponsor of MMA fighters. Later, Soares co-founded his management company Tough Media Corp and his MMA gym Black House MMA, which have guided and facilitated the careers of some of the most legendary fighters in the sport. In 2017, Soares led the merger of RFA and Legacy FC that created LFA.

CAREER

He is the former owner of the clothing company Sinister Brand, and is a business manager for approximately 20 MMA fighters, including former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho, former UFC Heavyweight title-contender Pedro Rizzo, former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, his twin brother UFC Light-Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira, former StrikeForce Light-Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, He also often serves as a translator for his fighters in post-fight interviews.

Additionally, Soares is co-founder of the Black House MMA fighting team, where many of his fighters train. As he is the manager for several of the highest profile fighters in mixed martial arts, he is currently considered one of the most influential managers in the sport.

Josie Stevens | manager, touring partner and wife all while being an eyeful

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Josie Stevens is my guest today. Josie is the wife, manager and traveling partner of her GRAMMY award winning husband guitarist Steve Stevens. After having Steve on the podcast I thought it would be great to speak with the other half of the team.

“I just love people in general. I love just chatting and hearing what people have to say. I feel that’s my favorite thing about travel”

I hadn’t spoken with the spouse of a business traveler yet and Josie was great. We spoke about her love of travel, her favorite places and why and other random topics including the newly in place shelter at home order we are all dealing with now. Make sure to listen about “squeaky” boobs when she travels to higher altitudes.

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ABOUT

Josie Stevens is a model, stylist, reality TV personality, host & fashion designer married to rock guitarist Steve Stevens. She starred in the 2010 reality TV show Married to Rock alongside her husband and others.

Chicago-born Josie has been on numerous magazine covers, and has posed for Playboy, sat for a variety of “stylist-up” artists and modeled for video game characters.

She has a successful career as a celebrity fashion stylist and hair and make-up artist, working on Cinemax film projects, commercials, TV shows & album covers. Some of her current & previous clients include:

  • Steve Stevens
  • Deadland Ritual
  • Duff Mckagen’s Loaded
  • In this Moment
  • Opiate for the Masses
  • Blessed by a Broken Heart
  • photographer Hristo Shindov
  • Playboy Playmates
  • Showtime/Cinemax.

Josie married famed guitarist Steve Stevens in December 2008, after six years of dating, and manages Steve’s career, as well as doing hair, make-up & wardrobe for all of his tours and appearances. She also designs his line of merchandise.

Josie has a popular line of clothing, costumes, lingerie & rave wear, “Josie Loves J Valentine”. The line has proved to be a celeb favorite worn by stars like Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Paris Hilton, Bella Thorn, Alessandra Ambrosia, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Raja Gemini, Laura Croft, Jenna Jameson & Bridget Marquardt.

Her line called Josie Loves J Valentine was released in 2011. A launch party was held on September 7 where an all-star band performed (including her husband Steve Stevens & Billy Idol). A variety of Reality Stars, Musicians & Playmates walked in her fashion show.

In 2012, she expanded her brand with a line of sleepwear with the world’s most popular footed pajama company, Jumpin Jammerz.

In 2016, Josie expanded her design portfolio to include interior design. Most notably, she designed the West Hollywood offices of celebrity plastic surgeon Dr Dean Manus. LA Weekly Magazine declared the interior design to be “the hippest doctors office” in their “Best of LA Culture: Services with Something Special” Top 10 list on March 26th, 2019.

Jamey Whetstone | expert winemaker in Napa still learning Fresh Vine Wines

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Jamey Whetstone is my guest today. Fresh Vine Wines is his latest venture making wine a little healthier while maintaining the great taste. As the wine maker for Whetstone Winery, Jamey is always looking for new ways to create great tasting wine while maintaining his active lifestyle.

We chat about the many hours and days required to produce, sell and distribute a great wine from the Napa Valley region in California. We spent some time talking about the balancing act of being a husband and father to his children and a running a successful business.

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Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

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MEET THE WINEMAKER
Jamey Whetstone

Jamey moved out to California from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars, which he founded in 2002.

BETTER WINES FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE

Jamey shares in our vision to create better wines that compliment his active lifestyle. Jamey is an avid surfer, skier, and all-around outdoorsman. His passion for winemaking is mirrored by his passion for adventure, and he wanted to create a health-conscious wine alternative that he can be proud to bring to the table. Our Fresh Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is the first release of those wines.

Taya Rose | millennial being a mom, model, influencer, mindset coach

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Taya Rose is my guest today. She is a mom, model, mindset coach, influencer, entrepreneur and newly formed podcast host. I call her the mindset influencer. She has accomplished quite a bit at a young age and I’m excited to see her future progress. We talk about the difficulties of being a single mom while starting, running and traveling for her businesses.

Make sure to follow her and use her coaching services if you get the chance.

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A little about me…

Seattle is my home.

I’m the mother of one beautiful little girl named Kalina.

(Don’t let the photos deceive you; I’ve done my fair share of carrying my child surfboard style out of the store while sporting a messy bun and bags under my eyes from sleepless nights.) 

I love hiking, anything Disney, and traveling. 

 

Now, let’s get personal

My name is Taya Rose. I’m an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Mindset Coach.

Coming from a rough childhood, I carried an unhealthy relationship with myself, my body and my life in to my early adulthood, where I unconsciously repeated much of my past. It wasn’t until one day; I made the decision to change my life forever. 

I began to passionately study habit change, self-improvement, neuroscience, psychology, nutrition, fitness and much more. This turned in to years of auditing college courses, taking online classes, gaining certifications and reading countless books.

After achieving AMAZING results in my own life and physical, mental and emotional health, I became obsessed with the question, “What is the key difference between those who spin in endless circles living unfulfilling lives, verses those ACTUALLY change their lives for the better- permanently?

My key takeaway-

MINDSET.

IS.

EVERYTHING.

It became my mission to show others what was possible for them and use this knowledge for something outside of myself. That’s when I decided on becoming a dually certified Life & Health Coach. Or as I call it, a Mindset Coach

My message to you is that you are truly more powerful, wonderful and capable than you give yourself credit for. You don’t have to repeat the past. You don’t have to half-ass live your life. You don’t have to stuff down your talents and gifts, or settle for not feeling your best.

My mission is to light the way for others to bridge the gap between whom they are now and who they want to be.

You got this, keep going and believe in yourself! I believe in you.

Rafi Anteby | being a conscious traveler while helping the world be a better place

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Rafi Anteby is my guest today. Rafi is known as the “conscious traveler” and that has never been more so than right now. He set up the REloading Life Gala to benefit Australia’s wildlife. The gala will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and Renee Bargh on March 16 in Los Angeles at the Vibrato Grill. The proceeds from the event are to benefit an emergency triage for wounded animals on Kangaroo Island. This triage center will become a protected wildlife sanctuary that will help heal the animals of Australia.

In addition to Rafi’s help with the Australia wildfire damage, he is also known for his jewelry design companies, Bullets 4 Peace and The Domino Effect.

He is proof positive that if you put out good vibes you will receive good vibes back. We talk about his travels and how he combats jet lag and the importance of giving back to the communities we visit while on our own work/business trips.

Rafi has a passion for animals and nature and focuses much of his philanthropic efforts on animal rescue and nature preservation. Through his worldwide travels, he has visited some of the most beautiful unknown places and met incredibly special people. However, traveling to these underserved communities also opened his eyes to the overwhelming needs of the people, animals and our sacred habitats around the world. 

His goal in founding Reloading Life is to bring awareness and to help those in need by uniting passionate people with a common cause of making the world a better place for all.  In Hollywood, he is known for his charitable jewelry lines Bullets4Peace and Domino Effect as well as his award show official gift lounges where he curates luxury lifestyle goods and exotic travel experiences for the entertainment industry’s elite. He uses his influence in Hollywood to rally entertainment’s most influential people to raise awareness and funds for various important causes around the world.

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ABOUT

Growing up in Israel, a country accustomed to conflict and war, Rafael became familiar with the devastating effects of gun violence at an early age. As a young adult Rafael found refuge in the arts by expressing his talents through painting, sculpture, music and the realm of Martial arts. After achieving 3 world titles Rafael, a Kung Fu master, became motivated to make a greater impact on society and began teaching martial arts in Israel, South Africa and the United States. Armed with his superior martial arts abilities and knowledge of Chinese healing and meditation, he embarked on a journey to promote peace and unity where Bullets 4 Peace subsequently emerged. More recently Rafael has expressed a passion for preserving and protecting nature, animals and wildlife through his photography from his travels around the world and at home in Los Angeles.

COMPANIES

BULLETS 4 PEACE

Bullets 4 Peace, founded by LA fashion designer Rafael Anteby, is a unique jewelry collection with a focus on promoting global peace and helping humankind by giving back to communities through partnerships with charitable organizations. Used bullet casings are collected from around the world giving them a new purpose, a handcrafted jewelry line symbolic of peace and unity.

THE DOMINO EFFECT 

Rafi Anteby is known as “The Conscious Traveler” and for his creation Bullets 4 Peace.

“I wanted to create a new, elegant collection that could help the many causes I see during my travels around our beautiful planet and to help those without a voice.

I feel strongly that one small step of kindness from all of our supporters will create a huge domino effect of love and abundance”. 

RELAODING LIFE FOUNDATION

Reloading Life Foundation is a charity organization with a purposeful mission.  Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain life in all forms.  Our three areas of focus are abused and endangered animals; under-served remote communities; and natural indigenous habitats. Our goal is to create initiatives and partnerships with existing programs that help preserve the natural way of life for animals, living habitats, and people around the world. 

Nova Lorraine | editor-in-chief, mom and wife is quite the balancing act

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Nova Lorraine is my guest on this week’s podcast. Nova is the founder and editor in chief for Raine Magazine. Our chat included the how and why she started a magazine all while being a wife and mother.

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ABOUT

Editor in Chief, Raine Magazine

Twelve-year fashion industry veteran and designer, Nova Lorraine, founded Raine Magazine after noticing the necessity for many young brands and entrepreneurs in the fashion and creative industries to have an expressive outlet. The lack of promotion, access to other successful entrepreneurs, funding and basic business acumen was the main drivers behind launching the world’s most fashionable business magazine.

Before she established Raine, Nova has received many accolades including Haute Couture Designer of the Year and Rising Star Nominations by Fashion Group International. In addition to this esteemed notoriety her designs have graced the big screen, made television appearances on The View and Oprah, and have been modeled in world-renown fashion publications, Italian Vogue and Essence Magazines.

With a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a degree from NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Nova is a strong supporter of continuing education and enjoys speaking at conferences and universities worldwide.

About Raine: Raine is the world’s most fashionable business magazine! We are the “go to resource” for Creative Entrepreneurs, Influencers and Executives! Our mission is to inspire through fashion and empower through business by introducing the must-know entrepreneurs in fashion, culture, travel and technology while encouraging readers to follow their dreams and pursue their passions. Through Raine you will be able to enter the world of affluent and aspiring entrepreneurs and the fashionable lifestyle they live, network, partner or invest with some of the most talented individuals in the world, and meet rising dot.comer’s, designers, photographers, film producers, actors, artists, musicians, inventors and more! As the Creator and Editor in Chief, Nova’s ultimate mission is to help brands get further faster while inspiring millions along the way.

Doug Brown | successful author, business owner, dad and husband with win win selling

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Doug Brown is my guest today. Doug is a husband, father, author and business owner, Business Success Factors, with a diverse work background. I related closely to Doug’s work history and we connected on many issues. He is experiencing having to travel for his work while being a father and husband. You can check out his book “Win-Win Selling: Unlocking Your Power for Profitability by Resolving Objections” on Amazon or other online book outlets. See the link below to access his book directly.

Doug shared a lot about what makes him tick and how he handles family responsibilities while being the driving force of his business.

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Intro Song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

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ABOUT

Doug Brown has led client award-winning and high performance teams, as well as pioneered profitable development programs for companies.

He has advised companies such as Intuit, CBS Television, Procter & Gamble, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Nationwide, Embassy Suites, Inc. 500 to 5000 companies, and thousands of other businesses and entrepreneurs. …

Doug started working for his family business at the age of three and has gone on to found or build 34 businesses. Through his personal experiences and studies he has developed a unique methodology to increasing revenues which is transferable to any company.

Doug also was employed for multi-billion dollar companies and earned Top Sales Professional Awards for his sales performances.

Doug would go on to create and build his own businesses, including a telecommunications consulting company, real estate investment firm, an SEO venture, an entertainment business, an auto body business, a landscaping business, Christmas tree retailing, a fishing and lobster wholesale business, a multilevel marketing business, a telecom agency, and a business coaching company, just to name a few.

As an independent division head creating, training, and presenting high-impact, results-oriented web seminars for prospects of Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes, Doug increased division sales by 864% and close rate by 62% in just six months.

He has also worked with Russ Whitney and trained clients of Jay Levinson, David Wood, and Terri Levine.

For four decades, Doug has studied business principles and self-development, passing on his knowledge and experience in order to serve others by helping their businesses to grow.

He owns a telecommunications auditing company as well as a business training company where he helps clients in marketing, sales, and business growth. He specializes in helping companies to acquire, convert, and lock in clients for life.

Doug Brown lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

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Raquel McNabb | wife, mom and athlete helping even the playing field for all children CARIS SPORTS

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Raquel McNabb is my guest today. She founded the Caris Sports Foundation to give kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford to join a team, the chance to play. An accomplished athlete and mother of four, Raquel has personally supported athletes from low-income families over the years.

Being a busy mom of four athletic, school aged children, she started the foundation because of the importance of helping others achieve their goals. She has a lot of balls up in the air at all times with the foundation getting started last year, four children and their always changing schedules and a husband that is always on the move as well.

Caris Sports Foundation

The foundation was founded in 2019 to help kids and their families meet the costs associated with recreational and competitive sports. 

They are well aware of the fees involved in team sports. Team fees, equipment, uniforms, travel expenses, and other related costs all add up. Some families can afford it; others can’t. But access to sports shouldn’t be limited to those who have the financial resources to play. Income affects sports participation. Children who play more, come from families that can afford more. Only 34% of kids ages 6 to 12 from homes with incomes of $25,000 or less played team sports compared to 69% of kids from home with incomes of $100,000 or more.

Organized sports shouldn’t price out kids who can benefit from the camaraderie, competition, challenges, personal growth, and accomplishments that sports offer. Caris Sports Foundation and its supporters provide scholarships to cover those expenses. By taking the money problem out of the equation, they help young athletes, from kindergarten through high school, get out on the playing field. 

Caris Sports Foundation’s current activities are limited to Arizona; however, they will soon be expanding to other regions.

Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

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RAQUEL McNABB – ABOUT

Her birth name is Raquel-Ann Sarah “Roxie” Nurse. She is the daughter of Canadato Arlie and Marjorie Nurse.

Raquel attended Syracuse University, where she was the point guard on the women’s basketball team. She was named MVP twice, Athlete of the Year in 1997, and made the Big Eаѕt academic all-star team thrее times. Raquel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. She then earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School and a Master of Educational Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Raquel Nurse is married to her husband Dоnоvаn МсNаbb. After dating for several years the couple decided to tie the knot. The duo married in 2003.

The marriage ceremony took place in Valley College Ministries International, Oak Valley, Illinois, with her family and college teammates who joined the bridal couple at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. They spent their honeymoon in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

They have four children: daughter Alexis, who was born in September 23, 2004, now playing club basketball and making a name for herself, twins Sariah and Donovan Jr., who were born in 2008, and Devin James, who was born in 2009. The family splits its time between homes in Moorestown, New Jersey and Chandler, Arizona.

McNabb’s nephew, Darnell Nurse, was the seventh overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

McNabb’s niece, Kia Nurse, is a college basketball player for the Connecticut Huskies and the Canada women’s national basketball team. As well, her other niece Sarah Nurse competed on Team Canada’s national women’s hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Her Husband Career Summary

On the other hand, her husband is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons, primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to his NFL career, he played football and basketball for Syracuse University.

The Eagles selected him with the second overall NFL Draft win in 1999, and McNabb played eleven seasons with the team, followed by one year each with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. Raquel Nurse and her husband are involved in many charities.

Danielle Lewis | female pilot in the military switching to civilian flying and life

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Danielle Lewis is my guest today. Danielle is an airline pilot for a major commercial airline. After years serving in the Air Force as a C130 pilot, Danielle was part of the 6% of female aviators in the US military. She was the first female hired to fly a civilian version of the C130 in Africa into the Congo. She has some great stories of zebras and life in Africa.

We chat about her struggles being recognized as a pilot and the fact that women only make up 3%-4% of commercial pilots. Amazingly to me she still has to convince some male passengers that they will be okay with a female flying their plane.

I asked her what was the biggest change was for her going from military flights to commercial flights. Her response:

“It’s boring and I love it. Boring is relative, right. No one is shooting at you. At all of the other jobs, even in Africa people were shooting at you.”

Danielle talks about her favorite places to fly to and visit. She also shares some great tips for flying into and out of various US airports. I am so thankful for her going out of her comfort zone and being gracious to share her time and stories. She is an inspiration to the girls she mentors and hopefully she gets the chance to reach more girls. They can see a great example of being focused and determined to succeed in a field that is male centered.

Danielle is the first guest on my show that initially said “No” to being a guest and then decided she would like to be on the show. She reached out to me several months after my initial request to explain that the girls she mentors asked her what she has done to be out of her own comfort zone. She remembered being asked by me to be a guest on the podcast and turning it down. It was a reminder to her that even as we get older we need to push our own comfort zones.

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About

Experienced Pilot with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Aircraft Maintenance, Airports, Airworthiness, and Commercial Aviation. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) focused in Computer Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Experience

Pilot, Commercial Airlines, May 2010 – Present

Retired, US Air Force Reserve, Nov 1996 – Dec 2016

Pilot, SAFAir – United Nations, 2008 – Apr 2009

Cheryl Rogers-Barnett | Roy Rogers’ princess and daughter sharing her families story

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Cheryl Rogers-Barnett is my guest on today’s podcast. As someone that works in the western industry, it was an honor to speak with the oldest daughter of cowboy legend Roy Rogers. I was excited to speak with Cheryl about her travels with Roy and his wife Dale Evans while having his horse, Trigger, as a pet.

After closing their museum in California, Cheryl authored her first book, Cowboy Princess: Life with My Parents, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. The book shares her story of a life lived in the spotlight, covering details of their life behind the scenes of famous films and TV appearances, while publishing a plethora of photographs from the public and private lives of this beloved family. She then authored her follow up book, Cowboy Princess Rides Again. Cheryl and her husband decided to tour in their RV while visiting movie and music festivals on their book tour.

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Cheryl enjoys listening to music while on her RV and raveling around the states. 

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ABOUT

Cheryl Rogers was born on June 6, 1940 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Cheryl Darlene Rogers. She is an actress and producer, known for The Roy Rogers Show (1951), Cagney & Lacey(1981) and Cheryl Rogers Barnett’s Western Stars Theater (2017). She has been married to Larry Barnett since December 27, 1981. They have seven children.

Adopted daughter of Roy Rogers and his second/third wife, Arline.

Cheryl is on the Executive Committee of the Golden Boot Awards. She had an active business career and worked with many charity groups.

She married her best friend from high school, Larry Barnett. They spend a good part of their time traveling in their motor home to Western festivals across the country.

She and her husband, Larry, are the parents of seven children. They currently live in Washington, Utah.

In July 2006 she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC, along with Marjorie Lord, Russ Tamblyn, Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Coleen Gray, Steve Kanaly, Tom Reese, Mark Goddard, and Ronnie Schell.

Sister of Roy Rogers Jr., Linda Rogers and Little Doe Rogers.

Stepdaughter of Dale Evans.

Sucheta Rawal | world traveling foodie and author gives back when exploring

Sucheta Rawal go eat give travel

Sucheta Rawal is my guest on today’s podcast. She is an award-winning food and travel writer, author, cooking instructor and philanthropist. As the founder and executive director of Go Eat Give, Sucheta’s personal mission is to raise awareness of global cultures through meaningful travel, good eating, and community interaction. Make sure to follow and reach out to Sucheta on her various social media platforms.

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Sucheta’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

She likes to get a little bit of everything done when on long flights. Her trips to Asia are described like this “You watch a couple of movies, you sleep a little, you listen to some music, get some work done and you still have hours to go.”

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ABOUT

She founded Go Eat Give as a blog in 2011, through which she wanted to educate readers about sustainable and volunteer traveling, authentic cuisines, and engagement with locals. Go Eat Give is now a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit serving audiences across 120 countries.

Originally from India, Sucheta started discovering the world when she moved to United States at the age of seventeen. By 23, she was teaching international cooking classes and writing restaurant reviews.

She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Finance and worked in investment banking, market research and human capital consulting. Her vacations to Russia and Morocco, where she volunteered at an orphanage and women’s empowerment center, inspired her to get out of the cubicle, and uncover facts of life by encountering everyday people around the world. Since then, she transitioned from being a tourist to a meaningful traveler. Her favorite things to do while traveling are – exploring neighborhoods, meeting locals, eating at local eateries, and visiting markets.

Sucheta has traveled to 90 countries (and counting) bringing back exclusive experiences, which she shares through writing, speaking engagements and cooking classes. She has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle, CheapOAir, Chowhound, CNN, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Cuisine Noir,  Do It While You’re Young, Fodors, Flavors, Examiner, The Huffington Post, Patch, MixTup, Khabar, Travel+Leisure and Travel+Escape.

Sucheta has presented at The New York Times Travel Show, Travel and Adventure Shows, Taste of Atlanta, Global Humanitarian Summit, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and James Madison University, among others.  She also teaches cooking classes around the US.

Sucheta served on the board of Refugee Family Services, a non-profit that supports refugee women and children achieve self-sufficiency.

Sucheta authored a series of children’s illustrative books on travel – Beato Goes To. The stories, based on her real cat, Beato and her actual travels, are meant to inspire young readers to learn about different countries and cultures, as well as develop their own wanderlust. Sucheta loves to do author visits at schools, reading her books – Beato Goes To Greenland, Beato Goes To Israel, Beato Goes To Indonesia and Beato Goes To Japan – and inspiring young global citizen. Her fifth book – Beato Goes To Brazil – releases in October 2019.

Sucheta was named “one of top 30 travel bloggers in the world” at Travel Blogger Conference Asia in 2018, “Georgia State University’s 40 Under 40 alumna” in 2018, “40 Under 40 best and the brightest” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2016, one of the “five most influential bloggers on culture in the world” by the Foundation of Florence, Italy in 2012. She was a finalist for the Atlanta Press Club 2012 Award of Excellence, and nominated for Caribbean Journalism Award 2015, and Georgia’s Author of the Year 2018.

Sucheta is a member of Impact Travel Alliance, Travel Bloggers Association, International Women Associates, Georgia Council for International Visitors, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The International Travel Writers Alliance, and the Atlanta Press Club. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and cat, Beato.

Jenny Keller | cookie entrepreneur while raising a family, being a wife and traveling for business

Jenny Keller Jenny Cookies

Jenny Keller is my guest on today’s podcast. She has a great story about how to be a female entrepreneur while raising a family, being a wife and traveling for her steadily growing business. Her story about being a cookie flight attendant for the day by handing out freshly baked cookies would make most travelers happy.

Jenny Keller on social media:

Jenny’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

She likes to make use of her travel time by catching up on emails or use it for business planning. If there is a longer travel time involved she’ll watch a movie to relax.

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ABOUT

Jenny was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Psychology.  Inspired by the PNW’s love of coffee, started her own espresso business in 2003 which would be the beginning of her entrepreneurial adventure. After her daughter Ally was born, she sold the successful business to settle in as a stay-at-home mom.  Not long thereafter Jenny began hobby baking from home with the main focus being buttercream decorated sugar cookies. Creative baking quickly became a passion and her signature cookies were given a name: Jenny Cookies.  The cookies were soon joined by cakes, cupcakes and a variety of desserts and a growing blog and social media following. 

Jenny’s ideas are simple, timeless and creative.  From desserts to everyday entertaining, Jenny lends inspiration and encouragement to others for their own events and everyday celebrations.  Her style, designs and expertise have been seen in Country Living, Better Homes & Gardens, People, Us Weekly, Brides and More.   When she’s not creating for JennyCookies.com, Jenny styles and creates content for brands such as Wilton, Pottery Barn Kids, Warner Bros, Fresh, Bath & Body Works, McCormick, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and more to connect consumers with their product. She is also known for her work with numerous celebrities such as Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lisa Rinna and many of ABC’s The Bachelor & Bachelorettes.

In between parties, home projects and running Jenny Cookies Bake Shop, Jenny enjoys life in Seattle, WA, near the beach.  She enjoys weekend walks into town for coffee, local antiquing and spending time with her family. 

Plae Shoes | footwear designed for business travelers

Ryan ringholz and Jonathan spier plae shoes goplae

plae Shoe founders, Ryan Ringholz and Jonathan Spier, are my guest on today’s podcast. I was particularly excited to speak with them about their Packables line of footwear that is geared towards travelers in design and function.  “Packables are shoes uniquely designed and packaged to compress flat, taking up a lot less space in your bag and giving you the freedom to add more play to your day.”

They both travel overseas to Vietnam and Taiwan for samples and factories all while balancing their family duties was inspiring. They have incorporated kids, family, and business all in one business model that is growing and successful.

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ABOUT

DO YOU STILL PLAY?

Play is fundamental, a hard-wired universal concept. We come into the world knowing how to eat, breathe, sleep… and play. These human essentials cut across cultures, politics, ethnicities and gender.

Play is a constant that still remains ever-changing, reinvented daily by kids and limited only by their boundless imaginations. But there is an artificial line between kids and adults when it comes to play.

Our goal is to erase that line and harness the power of play for everyone—starting with shredding the notion of age limits, of growing up, of losing that spirit of joy. On our journey, we start by asking ourselves, and the world, “Do you still PLAE?”

CRAFT OF PLAE

There’s a reason why people have an obsession with shoes. It’s always held a coveted place in the world of fashion. That’s because the process of making shoes is an age old craft. And like any craft, it takes a lot of skill. We’d like to take you behind the scenes through the making of PLAE, from Ryan’s inspirations to the final touches.

Every pair of PLAE shoes has been hand-crafted by a team of workers, with many pairs of hands adding their special touch to each pair that arrives at your door. We’re saluting the craft that goes into shoemaking and hope you enjoy learning more about us!

Fun facts:

The process takes more than 300 steps from beginning to end

It takes 18 months to make a shoe, from concept to finished product

Every logo embossed on a tab is done by hand

INTRODUCING THE PLAE-IT-FORWARD PROGRAM

With much excitement, we’re announcing the launch of the PLAE-it-forward Community program! Giving back is a company value for PLAE, and we have been actively involved with many great organizations, including Make-A-Wish, the San Francisco Firefighter Toy Program, and Baby2Baby.

While we are able to support these wonderful organizations, we get many more requests for support that goes unfulfilled. We want to partner with you to do more, so we created the PLAE-it-forward Community program. PLAE-it-forward is an opportunity for you to help a local organization/charity of your choice earn a yearly cash donation from PLAE.

Kiki Wong | medical school or tour the world in a rock band could be a tough question

Kiki Wong podcast nylon pink guitar music uci korean

Kiki Wong is my guest on today’s podcast. Kiki is intense with everything she attempts including being a musician, fighter, author, traveler and newly formed podcaster. She was the guitarist and then lead singer for Nylon Pink, which started out as a musical band but now has converted into a growing business brand. It’s not often, or ever, you get to meet a person that graduated from a college in Pre-Med but then decides to pursue a career as a full time musician and singer in a band touring the world. A fantastic chat with a person wiser than her age and ready for what life brings her next.

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Kiki’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

She would like to get some work done or listen to music but she sleeps when ever she flies. An envious trait.

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Bio

Ever since Kiki was a wee little girl, she had a passion for animals and music. Like many little girls, she dreamt of being a veterinarian, playing doctor on her stuffed animals.

At the age of 6, she also discovered her passion for music and started classical piano lessons. When she was 13, her family gifted her father the first family acoustic guitar, a Yamaha Eterna to be exact. Her father taught the first influential three chords G, C, and D. After that, she sought out the rest of her guitar education through the internet (yes, pre-YouTube days). She played in countless garage bands throughout high school with all types of music varying from indie to, more importantly, death metal. She also learned how to play the drums at the age of 16 followed by a bit of undeniable bass slapping.

After graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelors in Biological Science/Pre-Medicine, she decided to take a break from the books and become a full-time shredder with the all Asian-American girl band, Nylon Pink, as the lead guitarist and, later, lead vocalist.

Music

he then had experience playing on stage with Taylor Swift at the 2014 VMA’s and Usher at CBS’s Fashion Rocks Fall 2014. Kiki was also the lead guitarist of Bret Michael’s in a commercial for Nissan. She then joined the band She Demons run by the Misfits’ Jerry Only, touring internationally and nationwide in the fall of 2015. As direct support for the Misfits. The band name was later changed to Hellfire Heart.

After music took a halt, her and former singer of Nylon Pink, Kaila Yu, decided to pivot their brand into a travel, beauty, and lifestyle blog, which generated over 100,000 views per month in the first 6 months of release. They later wrote the best-selling book “30-Day Travel Challenge: How to Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality. They also speak as travel experts on multiple news networks such as KTLA, CBS, NBC, and Fox News.

She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her two beloved furry feline masters (that’s right, they reign the house), Meowlius Caesar and Nyx, and her tattooist boyfriend, Martin.

Courtney Rich | turn cake making into a thriving business while being a mom and wife

Courtney Rich cakes

Courtney Rich is my guest on today’s podcast. It was great hearing from Courtney how she has built up her cake business while raising her children and being a wife to her husband. I enjoyed hearing some stories of travel and how she and her husband are able juggle their work schedules, kid’s school and activities schedule and date night schedules. I never would have thought, prior to my podcast, about needing to travel for work because of a bustling cake business. Her cool designs and cake tool kits are very practical and make cake design much easier. She also works at a culinary art center in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah so if you are ever in the area look her up and see if you can take one of her classes.

Courtney has a great social media presence for her fans and friends so make sure to follow her and see when she is visiting your neighborhood. See the links below for all of her social media contacts.

Courtney Rich on social media:

Courtney’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

Courtney enjoys a little bit of everything when she travels. She says it’s hard shut down completely from work so she’ll get some work projects and watch movies. When she’s driving around town or in the kitchen she’ll listen to various podcasts.

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ABOUT

HI, I’M COURTNEY, A SELF-TAUGHT BAKER, OBSESSED WITH CAKE.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

I didn’t bake my first cake from scratch until I was 26, when my son turned one. It looked like a big brown mound with sprinkles and a candle – honestly, a train-wreck, but it tasted delicious and I was hooked! Over the last nine years, I’ve taught myself the dos and don’ts of baking cakes through a lot of trial and error. Now, I want to share the simple basics that look impressive, but are easy to master. My goal is to inspire you to give baking from scratch a try. I’m all about, if I can do it, you can too! 

I hold a bachelor of arts degree from Brigham Young University in broadcast journalism, not food science. The broadcasting degree has come in handy, however.  After 13 years as a focus group moderator for a major television consulting firm, I’m able to bring my experiences full circle as I share my baking passion on local television and in food conferences all over the country.

I’m also the mother of two amazing kids, am married to my best friend, and teach cake classes at Orson Gygi Culinary Arts Center, in Salt Lake City.

Beach Volleyball | AVP Tour pictures at Hermosa and Manhattan Beach

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AVP Beach Volleyball Action

Beach Volleyball is the local sport to where I live, Southern California.

The close proximity gives me a great opportunity to see world class athletes compete at their highest level. I mean, these are Olympic level athletes competing next to the ocean, on the beach, usually sunny and the cost of admission is FREE. One of the many things I have learned from starting and running a podcast is that I am given the opportunity to meet and speak with people from different careers/worlds than my own.

My first interview with a volleyball athlete was Karissa Cook. That’s like hitting a homerun your first time at bat. Karissa was very kind to share some stories and what it is like to travel the world playing beach volleyball. She also had some insights as what she told her college athletes to expect in traveling during her time coaching the Stanford beach volleyball team.

My next interview was with Maddison McKibbin. Maddison was awesome in sharing his stories of playing in the snow in Italy. We also spent some time discussing the digital media presence he and his brother Riley have created. I really enjoyed this part of our conversation as I am very interested in hearing what other professionals are doing outside their immediate field of expertise.

I was able to chat with Casey Patterson before the end of his 2019 AVP Beach season. This was my first time speaking with an Olympian for my podcast and it was a very cool experience. Casey was very open about the ups and downs of coming back after injuries and having to provide for your family while being injured. You can tell when you listen to our episode that Casey is very aware that the support he receives from his wife and family are big factor to why he has been able to remain successful playing a game he loves. He is still years away from the nickname “buttons” (Benjamin Buttons) but with his current success who knows how long he will play.

NEXT YEAR

I’m looking forward to watching more volleyball next summer and maybe even chatting with more of the athletes we get to watch in person and on television. You can visit the AVP website for more information on the athletes and their schedule for 2020 (don’t forget to notice Casey as their homepage supermodel).

SIDENOTE

Karissa had her first win on the AVP tour this year in Austin, Maddison and Riley had their highest AVP finish as a duo this year in Chicago and Casey and his partner, Chase Budinger, won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open this year…..just saying that maybe chatting on my podcast is a good thing???

Maddison McKibbin - 2019 Hermosa Beach Open
Maddison McKibbin - 2019 Hermosa Beach Open
Karissa Cook Beach Volleyball AVP Manhattan Beach California Stanford
Karissa Cook - 2018 Hermosa Beach Open
Karissa Cook - 2019 Manhattan Beach Open
Karissa Cook - 2019 Manhattan Beach Open
Casey Patterson 2019 Hermosa Beach Open AVP beach volleyball
Casey Patterson - 2019 Hermosa Beach Open

Below are some of the pictures I took this year at the two tournaments closest to me, Hermosa Beach Open and Manhattan Beach Open.

Traci Callahan
Charlie Ekstrom
Christian Honer
Riley McKibbin
Carly Wopat
Corinne Quiggle
Travis Mewhirter
Amy Ozee
Allie Wheeler
Falyn Fonoimoana
Katie Spieler
McKibbin Brothers
Betsi Day and Emily Flint

Jules Hatfield | Not So Bon Voyage world travelers promoting sustainability

Jules Hatfield sustainable travel blogger

Jules Hatfield is my guest on today’s podcast. Jules is one half of the Jules & Christine travel team. They created a travel blog promoting sustainability in traveling while still inspiring many to travel the world and create their own adventures. They share their stories on their blog, website, YouTube page and all of the other social media links. I really enjoyed speaking with someone who created a lifestyle of traveling the world while also learning proper ways to sustain the environment. We also spoke about how he helps others who also want to travel.

Congratulations on their recent nuptials in Mexico. I spoke with Jules just before they were leaving the country to get married. Make sure to click all of the links available to get specific information on how Jules and Christine can help you see the world.

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ABOUT

Jules & Christine!

The dynamic duo behind Don’t Forget To Move! We’re full-time travel bloggers, exploring the most gorgeous locations around the world and sharing our experiences with you along the way.

But before we tell you more about that, let’s rewind a bit to learn more about how this unlikely team from opposite sides of the earth first met.

Long before the blog was even a concept, we were just two solo travelers on the road looking for adventure. Jules from Melbourne, Australia and Christine from San Francisco, USA.

In early 2012, we first met while volunteering at a non-profit in Pisco, Peru. After a brief friendship our relationship quickly turned more serious and we ended up spending 6 months in Peru volunteering together, building houses that were destroyed by a massive earthquake.

From that point on we solidified our relationship with a shared love for travel and a passion for helping the communities we encountered.

On our travels we’ve fallen in love with the historic streets of Cuba, worked with typhoon survivors in the Philippines, bathed rescued elephants in Thailand danced at one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and gorged ourselves on pasta in Italy.

And the list goes on! We’ve had epic adventures so far and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

Now we base ourselves out of Bali, the US and Australia for part of the year, but are constantly taking trips to wherever our work and hearts take us.

Our goal for Don’t Forget To Move is to uncover the coolest destinations around the world and share with our readers how to make a positive impact while traveling. We also love to take beautiful photographs and video to show the world just how incredible planet earth is!

Joe Garza | beverage entrepreneur bringing new drinks to the market place

Joe Garza XXIV Karat west coast beverage

Joe Garza is my guest on today’s podcast. He is the managing partner of XXIV Karat Sparkling Wine and founder of West Coast Beverage Consulting firm. Joe shares his decades of experience working in sales and management of the beverage industry. It’s always nice hearing similar stories from traveling professionals who is on the road roughly 50% of his time. Joe shares some new ways to keep life on the road fresh and he shares his gratefulness for having a job that allows him to meet new people and see new cities.

We had a few audio glitches with his reception but they don’t last long and his experience with digital media that he shares in the second half of the interview are well worth the wait.

Joe has a wealth of knowledge in the beverage industry and he is nice enough to share it with others.

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Joe enjoys listening to music while traveling.

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About

Experienced managing partner with a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Skilled in consumer products, retail, sales, event management, and pricing strategy. Strong business development professional graduated from School of Hard Knocks. 

West Coast Beverage Consulting

Founder

 

Red Elixir

Vice President of Business Development 

 

XXIV Karat Sparkling Wine

Senior Vice President Sales

 

CytosportMuscle Milk

Director of National Accounts West – DSD & Direct

 

Fuze Beverage

Regional Vice President