Join hosts Brandi and Amie for inspirational stories from phenomenal women.
Season 3 Wrap Up
Season 3 Episode 13
That's a wrap! Season three of This is Me Podcast, hosted by Brandi Lea Nash and Amie Lou Siemens, has come to an end. In this episode, the hosts talk about this season in review including how the show was impacted by COVID-19, season three guests, updates on past guests, and a fun Q&A session.
Real Talk: Wyoming
Season 3, Episode 12
Join hosts, Brandi and Amie, on this fun episode of This is Me Podcast as they talk about all things Wyoming. From its history and culture to its myths and misconceptions; this episode explores a variety of topics centered around the state.
Season 3, Episode 11
Derede Darden is a wife, mother, educator and is always learning new things. She was left by her parents at an early age and navigated her way through life by overcoming many obstacles. Derede is a mother of two and has been married for 32 years. She is starting her 29th year in the field of education. Derede says that her story is God's story and is one that inspires others to conquer the hurdles of life by clinging onto their faith.
Season 3, Episode 10
Trista Ostrom is a Wyoming native and graduate of the University of Wyoming where she received her Bachelor's in Education and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Trista is passionate about volunteering, civic responsibility, and making Wyoming the absolute best place to live. Prior to serving as Chief of Staff for First Lady Jennie Gordon, she was the Executive Director of the Wyoming Congressional Award Council and has logged thousands of volunteer hours of her own throughout Wyoming. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation, is a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show Committee, and is passionate about the Wyoming Hunger Initiative. Raised by a single dad, Trista is an avid outdoorswoman, frequent domestic and international traveler, and dedicated mentor to many Wyoming teens.
Season 3, episode 9
Meet the founders of WY Lit, Heather Fleming and Kari Roden, who are passionate about helping kids with dyslexia. Heather says, “What we advocate for at WY Lit are practices that are really best to solidify foundational reading skills for all children but particularly important for children who struggle with reading.” She went on to say, “The bulk of teachers are willing to learn more and we need those teachers to be brave enough to say, 'I didn't learn this, and I would like to know more.' We need them to be vocal about that within their districts. We've had some fantastic administrators who have been very supportive of us. So, administrators can also be the voice of change." Heather and Kari were instrumental in the passing of Wyoming House Bill 297 related to K-3 reading screening and intervention. They have been contracted by the Wyoming Department of Education on several literacy projects and are excited to continue partnering with literacy stakeholders in Wyoming. For more on WY Lit https://www.wylit.org/
Kari Roden says, Empowering parents is the biggest thing, with this knowledge. What to say and what to ask for and to really demand because that's what it has come down to. You need to demand what these kids need. - Kari Roden
Season 3, Episode 8
Stacey Obrecht is a wife, mother of four, and CEO at Public Knowledge, LLC. She is also a licensed attorney, certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, and certified Project Management Professional. She currently serves as a national expert on child welfare and juvenile courts and has led key planning and procurement projects for the firm.
Stacey's son, Evan, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at the age of five in November 2015. Stacey is passionate about reaching parents of newly diagnosed children, finding ways to support anyone connected to T1D, and giving back to the wonderful organizations and people that help move research forward and care for those with T1D each and every day. https://staceyhighsandlows.blogspot.com