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Ep 437: Amy “Amos” Sharp | Løve Sokker
Amy “Amos” Sharp was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She fell in love with skateboarding when she was a little girl through an obsession of Bart Simpson, a McDonald’s skateboarding Kermit the Frog toy, and a McDonald’s skateboarding Garfield toy-proving just how impactful toys can be!
In 2009 she traveled to Norway, and it’s there her curiosity of genealogy work and family history began. The concept of Løve Sokker was born soon after that trip due to a burning desire to combine those passions of skateboarding and family heritage into something impactful. Though Løve Sokker is still a budding startup, the dream of it becoming a worldwide brand, spreading a message of family history and genealogy work to younger generations, remains the driving force.
At nearly 40 years old, Amos still skateboards 3-5 days a week. She is mom to a 15 year old. She loves to sing and play guitar. She is an artist, a snowboarder, a beekeeper, a fly fisher, and is currently earning her college degree.
Ep 436: Kay Smythe | The Social Scientist
Kay became a published journalist, writer and researcher when she was 11-years-old; since then, her work has been featured by Guardian, Huffington Post, The Tab, Cannabis Industry Journal, Variety, and more. In 2015, Kay graduated from Plymouth University with BA Honors in Geography, and moved to California as a social science specialist. Most of Kay’s work is held under NDA for her academic, business, nonprofit, and political clients.
Originally from Wales, she watched her hometown succumb to unmitigated social decline. Now faced with trends forecasting the devolution of California into an open-air prison camp, Kay isn’t going to sit idly by and let the propaganda overtake the data. She’s here to set the record straight because Los Angeles and other metropolitan cities can still be saved.
If you smoke cannabis, wear clothes, read magazines, or watch music videos, you’ve likely seen Kay featured by leading brands, artists, and creative directors who align with her disruptive approach to solving humanitarian crises… oh, and she gets along with everyone if they let her.
Ep 435: Eva Bilick | No Rules to Creativity
Eva Bilick is an actress, writer and producer living in Los Angeles. Her audiodrama, A Place Called Fairneck, debuted at #14 on Apple Podcast's comedy fiction chart in April, 2020, and was featured on Broadway World, This Week in Podcasts, and The Scott McGlynn Show.
Eva’s comedy web series, Weird in Bed, screened at film festivals throughout the West Coast in 2019 and can be watched on WhoHaHa. She is currently writing her first feature film script, and catching up on every season of The Great British Bake Off.
Ep 434: JJ Ramberg | Goodpods
JJ Ramberg is the founder of Goodpods -- the app where you can follow your friends and influencers (including Malcolm Gladwell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Toure and others..) to see what podcasts they are listening to.
JJ is a serial entrepreneur who has also co-founded the mission-driven coupon site Goodshop which has donated more than $13 million to causes and SearchKibble which donates food to shelter pets for every search. For 13 years, JJ hosted Your Business for NBC News, which focused on telling the stories of entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what works and what doesn't when you're trying to grow a successful business. She is the author of two books -- It's Your Business, and the children's book The Startup Club.
JJ has been honored for her work by organizations including Inc Magazine's Female Founders 100, the American Women's Business Associaton, Self Magazine, and the Association of Women Entrepreneurs and often speaks for organizations ranging from the Vanity Fair Founders Fair to the US Chamber of Commerce.
JJ received her MBA from Stanford Business School and her BA from Duke University.
Ep 433: Jon Cole | Steribin
Jon Cole has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience, having served in various leadership roles across several companies. Jon is currently the CEO of Steribin, a startup which developed a patented device to quickly disinfect airport security bins.
As an angel investor, Jon has invested in multiple startups and is active in the southern Utah business community. Jon serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of Dixie State University.
Jon's greatest joy comes from spending time with his wife and children and enjoying time outdoors.
Ep 432: Shaylyn Romney Garrett | The Upswing
Shaylyn Romney Garrett is writer and changemaker pursuing connection, community, and healing in a fragmented world. She is the co-author with Robert D. Putnam of The Upswing: How America Came Together A Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again. Her work also includes the uniquely revealing portraits of religious communities across the United States in American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which won the Woodrow Wilson Award for best political science book of 2010-2011. She is a founding contributor to the Aspen Institute’s initiative, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, and writes about her personal journey back to community on her blog, Project Reconnect.
Shaylyn has also had a successful career as a social entrepreneur. With her husband, James, she co-founded Think Unlimited, a nonprofit venture working to catalyze social innovation in the Middle East. She speaks Arabic and lived in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for six years, during which time she created an original Arabic language curriculum on creativity and critical thinking, and partnered with Queen Rania Al-Abdullah to bring it to Jordanian public schools.
Shaylyn’s nonprofit work has been featured by the New York Times, FastCompany, Harvard Business Review, and Arab Investor. In 2011 she was honored with the Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, and was a finalist in the global Echoing Green Competition. She was twice awarded a membership to the Clinton Global Initiative, and has been a speaker at TEDx.
Shaylyn holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She is also a permaculturalist who loves to get her hands in the dirt, and thinks a lot about healthy soils as a model for thriving human communities. She lives in the beautiful red rock desert of Southern Utah with her husband, her daughter Sophie, her son Aeon, and her loyal dog Dewey.
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