Musicians

Eric Lilavois

March 2, 2015
Eric Lilavois

In the ever-changing world of music, there are few individuals as hard-working, passionate and influential as producer and musician Eric Lilavois. The owner of a pair of recording studios — the 4,000 square foot Crown City Studios in Pasadena and the famous Seattle London Bridge Studio where Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Blind Melon have recorded — Lilavois has worked with bands including My Chemical Romance, Atlas Genius, Surfer Blood, The Dustbowl Revival and Saint Motel, and has helped to develop scores of up-and-coming artists for Warner Bros., Atlantic and Universal Records. A member of the Grammy’s and a top SXSW panelist, Lilavois has also produced and composed over 70 original cues for films and television series including Pawn Stars and American Restoration.

From 2004 through 2006, Lilavois was the front man for rock band The Days In Between, and in January of 2011, he released his self-produced debut record The Only Way. Lilavois recently released Salt, Sea and Smoke, an album of original music with a some of the most accomplished session musicians in the country, and a documentary based upon the recording of the album will be released in April of 2015.

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Television Personalities

Alison Bedell

February 27, 2015
Alison Bedell

In March of 2014, reality television series Catch a Contractor, featuring comedian Adam Carolla, licensed contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, private investigator Alison Bedell, premiered on the Spike network. The premise of the show involves the trio meeting with homeowners who were taken advantage of by shady contractors and then, with the help of Alison’s sleuthing skills, tracking down those contractors and offering them the opportunity to return to the home and complete the job correctly, or else wind up in court.

In 2007, Alison began working as a probation officer, and along the way, she became familiar with tracking absconders, record searches, surveillance, working undercover and apprehending suspects; skills which she uses frequently as a private investigator. While on the job as a probation officer, she earned a Distinguished Pistol Expert bar, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recognition award for DWI arrests and a County Legislature’s Probation Officer of the Month award.

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Entrepreneurs

Joseph Olewitz

February 25, 2015
22nd Story Strategies

Coach, mentor and sales professional Joseph Olewitz spent 14 years generating growth and implementing business development plans at multi-national digital agencies before founding his own company, 22nd Story Strategies, in 2010. Created in response to demand from entrepreneurs and executives who realized that an experienced individual such as Olewitz could provide invaluable opinions and guidance with regards to revenue growth, 22nd Story Strategies has helped a wide range of businesses meet and exceed their sales and revenue goals.

Based in New York City, Olewitz works with companies around the world, helping them build and implement strategic plans for revenue growth based on existing and new business models plus building teams that maximize their earning potential.

For more about Olewitz, visit his blog at www.intentionalgrowth.com, and check out www.22ndstorystrategies.com to learn more the services offered by 22nd Story Strategies.

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Entrepreneurs

Francisco Buendia

February 24, 2015
Melboss

In recent years, online services such as iTunes, Spotify and Google Music have changed the way that music is delivered and consumed in today’s digital era. While songs and albums from throughout music history are now just a click away, finding success in the the music industry still remains an uphill climb for young and undiscovered artists. Melboss, a new music and services company, seeks to change that.

Launched in 2014 by entrepreneurs Francisco Buendia and Filippo Tartari, Melboss helps artists break free from the age-old limitations of the music industry by providing them with a platform for creating, promoting, distributing and monetizing their music. By encouraging networking and providing numerous opportunities for exposure, Melboss is creating a collaborative community that helps artists turn their passion into a career.

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Authors

Jon Herbert

February 18, 2015
jon-herbert

Author Jon Herbert was born in Salt Lake City and raised in a Mormon household on the outskirts of town, the youngest of six children. From his father, Herbert learned how to write, penning his first book in fifth grade. As a teenager, Herbert acquired a love of the urban lifestyle and, after graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature, he settled in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, where he manages a business and writes fiction.

Herbert’s first book, Life on the Dingleball Fringe, is a collection of short stories about a side of Salt Lake City that most may not realize exists. Set mostly in bars and taverns, the book chronicles the misadventures of a ragtag group of individuals who drink heavily, do drugs and hook up with the wrong people. With compassion and wit, Herbert acutely observes the good, bad and downright ugly aspects of living life on the fringe.

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