Episode 13: Songwriting, the Grammys, and Finding Your Groove with Hollis Wong-Wear

Hollis Wong-Wear is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, spoken word artist, public speaker, and creative consultant. When she’s not writing and composing her own music, she collaborates with individuals and organizations to develop their creative voices and amplify them for social change. Hollis is a member of the Seattle-based, electronic R&B trio Flavr Blue. She […]

Episode 12: Music Management and Fostering the Arts, with Ricardo Frazer

Ricardo Frazer emigrated from Costa Rica to New York as a child, but he has spent most of his career in the Pacific Northwest, where he has been a pioneer of the music and arts scene for decades. Ricardo is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Seattle Theater Group (STG), which operates […]

Episode 11: Artists on The Dreampath: What We’ve Learned so Far, with Bryan Smith

Bryan Gregory Smith is a trial attorney, musician, world traveler, promoter of the arts, and creator of DreamPath Podcast. DreamPath explores the journeys of writers, musicians, filmmakers, painters, performance artists, and others who have forged a career in a creative space. What inspired them to make the leap from their day jobs to a career […]

Episode 10: The Trajectory of Lives and How to Tell a Good Story, with Bettina Gilois

Bettina Gilois is an award-winning screenwriter and author, whose awards and nominations include the Humanitas Prize, the Black Reelz Award, the Movieguide Award, an ESPY Award, and a nomination for an Emmy. After acquiring an art history degree from Columbia University and working at Andy Warhol’s Factory, she began her writing career with Joel Silver […]

Episode 9: How to Break into Hollywood, with Greg Mariotti

Greg Mariotti has been working in Los Angeles, California with Cameron Crowe’s production company Vinyl Films for the past four years. Prior to producing the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which premieres in theaters on July 19, his most recent projects include Showtime’s Roadies and the Jerry Maguire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD. Prior […]

Episode 8: Talking with Internationally Acclaimed Painter Alfredo Arreguín

Seattle artist Alfredo Arreguin has exhibited his work internationally, most recently at the Museo de Cadiz in Spain (2015). He has exhibited solo shows at Linda Hodges Gallery since 2001. Arreguin has a long and distinguished list of accomplishments. In 1979 he was selected to represent the U.S. at the 11th International Festival of Painting […]

Episode 7: Talking with NPR Theme Song Composer BJ Leiderman

For over 30 years, award-winning composer BJ Leiderman has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a composer, lyricist, producer, copywriter and voice talent. He is best known as the composer of the themes for Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Car Talk, The People’s Pharmacy, Common Ground, A Moment In Time with Dan Roberts and Wait, Wait, Don’t […]

Episode 6: Talking With Legendary Bass Player Gerald Johnson

Gerald Johnson’s professional career commenced with The Sweet Inspirations as an opening act for Elvis on The Strip in Las Vegas. A left-handed player who utilizes a righty Fender P inverted, Gerald’s soulful pocket playing, warm resonant tone, and engaging stage presence earned him a position at the top of his profession as an in-demand […]