Ranee Ramaswamy: The Story and Culture of Dance

We had the good fortune of spending the day with Ranee Ramaswamy, founder and co-artistic director of the Ragamala Dance Company. She is a Choreographer and Principal Dancer along with her creative partner (and daughter) Aparna Ramaswamy. Their performers merges the rich traditions and deep philosophical roots of their Indian heritage with their hybridic perspective as first generation Indian-Americans.

SFC Michael Skeens: Honoring Those Who Served

Had the honor of sitting down with Sergeant First Class Michael Skeens, United States Army Caisson Platoon Sergeant. I never knew the mission of the Caisson Platoon, but after this interview I have a new found respect for what this platoon does on a daily basis! His ‘People in America’ piece is now up on my PORTFOLIO page!

James Samuel ‘Cornbread’ Harris Sr: Minnesota’s Music Legend

Had the opportunity to sit with James Samuel ‘Cornbread’ Harris Sr, living legend and musician. He is an American musician who performs in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was a performer in Minnesota’s first rock ‘n’ roll record. He is also the father of record producer Jimmy Jam. Check out his passionate and inspiring story of music in this episode of ‘People in America.’

Mark Brooks: The PGA Tour Life

I had the honor of spending the day with PGA Golfer Mark Brooks. He was born, raised and learned how to play golf in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American as a member of the golf team. He has seven wins on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 1996 PGA Championship. Watch and listen as he shares how “golf chose him” in our latest episode of ‘People in America.’

Fatimah Hussein: America’s Sports Hijab Pioneer!

Our latest episode of ‘People in America’ features Fatimah Hussein, American Sports Hijab Pioneer! After witnessing the barriers for Muslim girls in sports she decided to take action and co-founded Asiya, sports active wear for Muslim girls. She is encouraging girls to play sports and giving them a chance to compete professionally. Check out her story of encouragement now on my PORTFOLIO page!

Guy Gilchrist: Illustrator and Cartoonist for The Pink Panther, Looney Tunes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Muppet’s comic strip, The Muppet Babies and more…

Extremely honored to showcase our most recent ‘People in America’ piece featuring Guy Gilchrist. He is the cartoonist behind all our favorite childhood cartoons including Pink Panther, Looney Tunes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Muppet’s comic strip and The Muppet Babies. Nothing but smiles when I think back to this interview and the entire process of telling Guy’s story. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Shannon Walker: American Scientist and NASA Astronaut

We had the pleasure of sitting down with American scientist and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker. Her first space mission was Expedition 24, a long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station that lasted 163 days. Watch and listen as she shares her story of traveling, working and living in space in our latest episode of ‘People in America.’

SGM Laura Lineberger: First Female Euphonium Player in the U.S. Army Band

Our latest episode of ‘People in America’ features SGM Laura Lineberger of the United States Army. She serves as the chief librarian of the The United States Army Band and is also the first female euphonium player in the Army Band. Not only is she serving her country but she’s also enjoying the art of music at the same time!

Academy Award Winner Kazuhiro Tsuji: Part II of the Passion Behind Art and Creation

Part II of Kazuhiro Tsuji’s story of art and creation is now up on my PORTFOLIO page. The more I dive into his passion for art the more it drives me to push the envelope as a creative. I hope you enjoy his piece as much as we have enjoyed putting it together!

Oscar Winner Kazuhiro Tsuji: Creating Larger than Life Size Portraits

Our latest episode of ‘People in America’ features Oscar winning Japanese special effects make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji. What a determined and goal oriented individual! He won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for the biographical film Darkest Hour. I have to say I learned much from him during our PIA interview. He is a true creative, doing what he considers is his true passion. Check out his larger than life portraits in our video and listen to his deep message of life!