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Ellie Lacks: Turning Trauma Into Indelible Love

By Kevin Ramirez | September 17, 2018

Ellie Lacks: Turning TraumaInto Indelible Love Ellie connects children and animals who need each other most. Ellie’s Gentle Barn… a dream come true The Gentle Barn started in California in 1999 as a refuge for abused and neglected animals: those who were too old, sick, lame, or otherwise unadoptable. It has since grown to three…

Erin Hogeboom: Dedication In Service

By Brendan Bense | September 12, 2018

Erin Hogeboom: Dedication In Service A Helping Hand Erin Hogeboom’s professional and personal lives can best be surmised in one word: service. In just a short interview, she spoke only of how she’s reached out to strengthen her community through service. “My litmus test for a new job is whether it serves the community, and…

Wesley Trimble: Tenacious Trekker and Trailblazer

By Brendan Bense | September 10, 2018

Wesley Trimble: Tenacious Trekker and Trailblazer Nurtured in Nature Wesley Trimble grew up in an outdoors kind of family. They valued hiking and exploration of the various trails and peaks around their Colorado home. It’s the reason Wesley climbed his first 14,000 foot mountain by age nine. Even living with a mild form of Cerebral…

Jennifer Gregg: Journey Innovator for Herself and Others

By Kevin Ramirez | September 6, 2018

Jennifer Gregg: Journey Innovator for Herself and Others This life coach is helping people forge their paths. It’s about that balance Jennifer Gregg, more commonly referred to as Coach Jen, is a Philly-based life coach born in Queens, New York. Her Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences degree informs her positive messages, which she tries…

Mike Smith: Cancer Survivor, Advocate, Passionate Athlete

By Kevin Ramirez | August 30, 2018

Mike Smith: Cancer Survivor, Advocate, Passionate Athlete Taking all the opportunities he can to provide a voice for others. Give it all or nothing Meet Mike Smith, a cancer survivor turned political advocate for any passion that rears its head. Mike is something of an advocacy entrepreneur, always eager to work on exciting and challenging…

Cindy Holm: On the Front Line of Defense Against the Meat and Dairy Industries

By Kevin Ramirez | August 28, 2018

Cindy Holm: On the Front Line of Defense Against the Meat and Dairy Industries Bringing issues to light, one farm animal at a time. Facing a growing problem It may seem as though confronting the meat and dairy industry is an impossible task, yet no act of kindness is too small in Cindy Holm’s world.…

Ryan Cope: Bridging the Conversation Between People, Plastic, and the Pacific

By Kevin Ramirez | August 24, 2018

Ryan Cope: Bridging the Conversation Between People, Plastic, and the Pacific Researcher turned blogger, urging action against plastic one story at a time. “It’s like turning a tanker around.” She didn’t grow up around the ocean, but nothing fascinated Ryan Cope more during her childhood in Western New York. The allure of the sea drove…

Dawn Mahan: The Driving Force Behind Successful Projects

By Kevin Ramirez | August 20, 2018

Dawn Mahan: The Driving Force Behind Successful Projects From small-town PA to international businesswoman. Big City, Bigger Experiences Dawn Mahan is best described as a Jack (or rather, Jane) of all trades. As an unapologetic trendsetter from central Pennsylvania, when she had the opportunity to move to the Philadelphia area for work, she was thrilled.…

Suzie Welsh – Nurse, Entrepreneur, Professor: Reimagining Women’s Healthcare

By Brendan Bense | August 13, 2018

Suzie Welsh: Nurse, Entrepreneur, Professor Reimagining Women’s Healthcare Look at the molehill, not the mountain. That’s the advice and maxim of BINTO-founder Suzie Welsh. Suzie is a Philly native, an adjunct nursing professor at Villanova, and an entrepreneur currently in the business of women’s health. 2016 saw the launch of BINTO, Suzie’s digitally native health…

Practical Tips: Language Learning Part 2

By Brendan Bense | August 13, 2018

Practical Tips: Language Learning Part 2 episode three We liked our language learning practice post so much that we decided to write a part two! Hello and welcome to our third part in a series on PRACTICAL TIPS, where we examine the strategies you need to reach your full potential through hard work, practice, and…