Justin Young: Music Connected To Story

By | October 5th, 2017|

Justin Young sounds utterly natural when he plays, as if his extraordinary saxophone talent never needed formal training. But those mellifluous lines of soulful notes come through years of study, training and commitment to his love of music, as well as a constant desire to move forward. Young grew up in a musical household just [...]

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Bob Glouberman: Flair For The Dramatic

By | July 28th, 2017|

Bob Glouberman left his corporate law practice on September 15, 1995 realizing that "L.A. Law" had lied to him about what it was like to be a lawyer. He began an acting career, much to the chagrin of his parents, who had put him through four years of college at Stanford University and three years of [...]

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Leanna Leithauser-Lesley: Art Reflecting History

By | May 24th, 2017|

Fiber Artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley is an avid needlepointer compelled by the power of jazz music, the drama of photography and the intention to raise the awareness of needlepoint to an art form. Leithauser-Lesley is preoccupied with the idea of weaving together the quiet, methodical ways of needlepointing with the often unrestrained methods of jazz while [...]

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Delta Rae: Where Story Meets Music

By | May 11th, 2017|

Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother [...]

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John Hart: Never Quit Trying

By | May 3rd, 2017|

John Hart is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron House and, most recently, Redemption Road. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, Hart has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, [...]

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Mark Schaefer: Unlocking Digital Authenticity

By | April 26th, 2017|

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions.  He specializes in [...]

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Deborah Crombie: An Unlikely Writer

By | March 29th, 2017|

Deborah Crombie was born in Dallas and grew up in Richardson, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas, second child of Charlie and Mary Darden. Her maternal grandmother, Lillian Dozier, a retired teacher, taught her to read at the tender age of four. After a rather checkered educational career, which included dropping out of high school [...]

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Greg Iles: A Writer’s Conversation

By | March 16th, 2017|

Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. While attending Ole Miss, Greg lived in the cabin where William Faulkner and his brothers [...]

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Abigail Posner: Humanizing Digital

By | February 20th, 2017|

Abigail is the Head of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands.  She and her team works closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help develop their strategic and creative efforts for the digital space.   While at Google, she has also launched an [...]

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Tindell Baldwin: Prodigal Daughter

By | February 10th, 2017|

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia with three brothers, two loving parents, and a golden retriever; all we were missing for the full American dream was a white picket fence. I shared a bathroom with all three brothers up until I was seventeen, which I think says more about me than anything else [...]

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