All summer, we’ve been exploring what it means to make progress—professionally, personally, and creatively. But how do we make that progress last? Momma B is here to help with advice for the long haul of a creative project, the strategic planning of a fruitful career, and the balancing act between your work and personal life. This episode also includes solid advice from a rock-&-rolling engineer, an actress you’ll recognize from TV, and the founder of a start-up.
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Michaela Watkins is an actress, comedian and writer. She’s most excited for you to see her on the third season of Casual on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/casual She has also appeared on TV in The New Adventures of Old Christine, Enlightened and Transparent as well as in the films, The Back-up Plan, Wanderlust, and Enough Said. She was also a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
Bryan Garza is an entertainer, engineer, and wonderful husband. He has been the singer of the indie-rock band, Scissors for Lefty, since 1999. In that time, his band was signed to Rough Trade Records (UK) and played over 500 shows, touring with The Arctic Monkeys, Erasure, Smashing Pumpkins, and Metric to name a few. He also worked as a quality engineer in biomedical industry before joining UCSF as an analyst and technology project coordinator. He now makes music with his wife as Love Jerks: http://www.lovejerks.com
Jerome Bortman spent his 35+ career working for The Navy, NASA, and The Department of Justice. He is a prostate cancer survivor, dedicated to raising prostate cancer awareness with the Obediah Cole Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/ManUpForProstateCancerFathersDayRace/ and saving Floridian fowl with Save Our Seabirds: http://www.saveourseabirds.org
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Advice from Mom is a production of Wise Ones Advice Services. It was produced by Juliet Hinely & Rebecca Garza-Bortman. Editing by Juliet Hinely. Mixing and mastered by Jake Young. Publicity by Jane Riccobono. Audio assistance by Bryan Garza. The song throughout this episode is Rebel in Motion by Scissors for Lefty. Our theme music is by Love Jerks. To hear this song with vocals and to see Rebecca on bass, check out their latest live video: http://www.lovejerks.com/booking
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