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Creative Courage Chat #45 with Creative Coach, RaShelle S. Roberts

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RaShelle helps solo-creatives and small studios help find their voice and lays a solid foundation for their business that is unique and personalized. Working together with these creatives over the course of 3-5 months [and ongoing afterward when needed] she guides them into building a stronger brand for themselves, having a healthier more sustainable business,…

Creative Courage Chat with April Mastroluca

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April is the executive director of the Nevada Chapter of ALS. ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is…

Creative Courage Chat with Sondra and Harper Carr

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My family went on a quick trip to Oregon and we came across this little shop called “Weird Sisters Freak Boutique” that was hidden away, literally underground. There I had a chance to speak to the owner. Sondra Carr and her son. I enjoyed it so much I figured I’d ask them for an interview.…

Creative Courage Chat with May May Luong

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I had a great chat about film production and creativity with May May Luong. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Film and a minor in Theater. She also holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Dramatic Media from UNLV. May…

Creative Courage Chat with Butch Heiss

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My chat today is with an old friend of mine Butch Heiss. Butch is a Principal for the Clark County School District. We talk about education and the importance of support and encouragement in school. Learn more about Butch here: or at

Bradford L. Salamon painting my portrait

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I had the privilege of being the subject of one of Bradford J. Salamon’s paintings. This was a high point in my creative journey for a couple of reasons. One is the honor of having a portrait done by such a fantastic artist whose work I have loved and respected for longer than I realized…