In each episode of this new podcast, we’ll talk with alumni of the Destination Imagination challenge experience about how they use creativity and problem solving in their every day life and career. We’ll also explore how Destination Imagination helped shape their lives into what they are today.
This month, 1913 Media Group COO and President Joey DiFranco chats with Michael about being a creative, entrepreneur, and what it's like to run a media company and build a TV and film studio in Dayton, OH, where Joey participated in DI for 8 years.
Follow along with Joey on LinkedIn, and learn more about 1913 Studios here.
Alyssa Macaluso, a New York DI Alumni, is an IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) stage hand who chats this month with host David Rousseau about working in theatre and television, on cruise ships, and how being a volunteer head appraiser helped her learn how to become a better leader and team player.
This month, host Michael Russell chats with 13-year alumnus Amanda Tipton. Amanda, from Denver, CO discusses her career as a photographer and the different challenges she encounters doing event and performance photography. You can find Amanda and her amazing photos on Instagram here.
This month, David Rousseau chats with Minnesota alumnus Ian Yue. Now based in Maryland, Ian is a Mediator and Program Associate, dealing with multi stakeholder collaboration on environmental issues. Ian shares what led him to working in mediation and environmental issues, and how some of the core DI skills he learned during his 10 years help him in his daily job.
You can follow along and connect with Ian Yue by clicking here.
This month, host Michael Russell chats with Ed Song. Song, an 8 year alumnus from Ontario, Canada, shares his career as a financial advisory, and his stories of learning from failure.
As a former New York alumni, and current conductor on the New York City Subway, Max Diamond shares with host David Rousseau his interest with trains and subways, and how he uses his creativity and collaboration skills daily for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.