THE TRAILER

Christie Lawler is a woman who lives out loud every day. This is a general overview of what you’ll hear and learn about when you tune in to this podcast.

JULIE RHODES
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Julie is the owner of Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions, a consulting company offering online educational programs and customized coaching services designed specifically to teach business skills to craft beverage professionals.

THE WITI GROUP
OUR GENESIS

Who wakes up one day and decides to create a nonprofit while they’re building a company? This girl. I knew I had to do more and I had to heal my old wounds.  My path to healing has been through helping others and creating a positive space in which to focus my attention.

THE CHANGEMAKERS

KATE ISLER

Kate is the Co-Founder and CEO of Be Bold Now, a conscious consulting practice that builds a community to inspire, empower and support others to take bold action to accelerate gender parity and support
the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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KRISTEN DAVIS

Kristen is the Program Director for Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE). Through her organization (coregives.org), she works tirelessly to provide support to the families who make their living
in the food and beverage industry.
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SUSAN FREEMAN

Susan is the Founder and CEO of Freeman Means Business, a company that focuses on solving communication challenges in the workplace. She is also host of the Freeman Means Business podcast.
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ANDREA CARGILL

Andrea is a serial philanthropist and talent manager. She spends her time building others through her work in STEAM initiatives and giving back to her community when she isn’t traveling and working as Chef Katsuji Tanabe’s manager.
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COLLEEN McCLELLAN

Colleen serves as the Director of Client Solutions for Datassential. Her work creates wonderful impacts on the food and beverage industry helping us all to better understand industry and flavor trends.
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LAUREN LaVIOLA

Lauren has dedicated her life to philanthropy and she is an absolutely spectacular human. She is the former Executive Director for CORE
and serves on the board for The WITI Group.

ANGEL VASQUEZ

Angel is the creator of both The Cocktail Portal and Bartenders Portal on Instagram with more than 250,000 followers! She empowers others with her work and her passion is as immeasurable as her talent.
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ANJALI KUNDRA

Anjali is the Co-Founder of Partender, an app-based inventory tool that reduces the time on task
from hours to just minutes.

ALISSA CARPENTER

Alissa is a multi-generational workplace expert, owner of Everything’s Not Ok and That’s OK, and host of Humanize Your Workplace podcast.
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CORONAVIRUS

Stay healthy. Keep business healthy.
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KENDRA LOSEE

Kendra is the CEO of Mota Marketing, a marketing agency focused on the Cannabis and CBD industry. She is the host of Cannabis Marketing Live, All puff, No Fluff – a Facebook Live show.
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JAYNE PORTNOY
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Jayne is the Founder of JP Consulting and The Pen2Paper Project. She is a brand coach, marketing strategist, speaker, yoga instructor and committed humanitarian.

THE BEVERAGE EXPERTS

TONY ABOU-GANIM

Tony, AKA The Modern Mixologist is one of the most well known mixologists in the world. He is also a pioneer and one of the reasons why Bartending, Mixology and Craft Cocktail Culture exist as career paths for our industry.
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ALLISON PARC

Allison is the Founder & President of Brenne French Whisky and she also serves on the board of The WITI Group.
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JEREMY PARSONS

Jeremy has authored two books and hosts his own show – The Gastro Guru. He is the Founder of Cocktails – The Fluid Experience, a catering and events company and serves as a mixologist for a plethora of global brands
as well as CJL CONSULTiNG’s clients.
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JESSICA BERNOSKY

Jessica is the Director of National Accounts for Filthy Food and serves on the board for The WITI Group.
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KELLEY AUGSPURGER

Kelley is the manager of Food & Beverage Strategic Development for AMC Theatres, specializing in large-scale alcohol and concession/restaurant operations.
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KIM COOK-SORANO

Kim is the Director of Food & Beverage for Galaxy Theatres.
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DONNA RUCH

Donna is the National Accounts Director for
Wolf Spirit Distillery.
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NICHELLE RITTER

Nichelle is the Beverage Director for The Food Hall Co. and serves on the board of The WITI Group.
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BETH BORKOSKY

Beth is the Director of National Accounts On-Premise for American Beverage Marketers
and serves on the board for The WITI Group.
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DEMITRI PALLIS

Demitri is the Founder of Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes.
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HELENA TUBIS

Helena is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Kelvin Slush Co.
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MIKE HERCHUCK
LATEST EPISODE

Mike is the Director of Operations for American Social Bar & Kitchen, a hot emerging chain from Florida.

KATHY CASEY

Kathy is the owner of Kathy Casey Food Studios® – Liquid Kitchen®, a global agency specializing in food and beverage innovation and concept development.

PAUL HLETKO
LATEST EPISODE

Paul is the founder of FEW Spirits and opened his Chicago distillery in 2011 and has since produced award winning whiskey and gin. In 2018, he was awarded World Distiller of the Year in Gin Magazine’s annual “Icons of Gin” feature.

JESSE ESTES
LATEST EPISODE

Jesse is the Global Brand Ambassador for Tequila Ocho.

DANIEL SINGER
LATEST EPISODE

Daniel is the Founder & CEO of Filthy Food, a company that has completely changed the game in the always-critical cocktail olive and cherry space.

YVETTE MATHIS

Yvette is the National Account Manager for Nestle Waters North America. She is a beautiful human in every way and her story is reflective of her inspiring journey.

THE CHEFS

CHEF BRIAN DUFFY

Brian Duffy may be a celebrity chef, but he’s one of those genuine people who is as real and natural in every day life as he is on television. His latest TV show is Opening Night, he hosts the Duffified Live podcast and his Philadelphia restaurant is ArdmoreQ.
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CHEF BROTHER LUCK

Brother is a celebrity chef best known for his appearances on Top Chef Seasons 15 and 16, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and Last Chance Kitchen. He owns and runs two restaurants in Colorado Springs,
Four by Brother Luck and Lucky Dumpling.
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THE WINE EXPERTS

SARA CAVANAUGH

Sara is the VP of Sales for CJL CONSULTiNG and WAKE UP WINE.
She is also a Certified Sommelier and Certified Cicerone.
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ANGELICA SBAI

Angelica is the Director of Operations & Beverage for Kind of One Concepts based in Cleveland, OH.
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