Kathleen Barber is a former attorney, incurable wanderer, and yoga enthusiast. Originally from Galesburg, Illinois, she is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University School of Law. She now lives in Washington, DC, with
When Matt Jaffe was working as a real estate associate at a law firm in Florida, he started selling a line of private label skincare products on Amazon with another one of the associates at the firm, who is now his partner. They loved it so muc
Jess Moss is a Washington DC-based travel writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, US News Travel, Fodor's Travel and more. She recently published her first book, Easy Weekend Getaways from Washington DC, which is
At 26, Audrey Henson founded College to Congress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is disrupting the pipeline of who becomes congressional staff by helping high-achieving, low-income students secure full-time internships in Congress and covering the
Tremayne B. Smith hails from Salisbury, North Carolina where he and his identical twin brother Dewayne were raised by their mother, Patricia Watkins. A 2011 graduate of East Carolina University, he received bachelor’s degrees in Music Educati
Friends Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman turned a summer junk hauling business into an international franchise. Here's how two "college hunks" built a culture that grew their brand. It started out like many summer gigs: Childhood friends Omar So
Shannon Bahrke Happe knows the meaning of hard work and dedication. Before she became a mother, a successful public speaker and an entrepreneur, she competed in three Olympic Games and took home two skiing medals for Team USA. It makes perfect
Kamari Guthrie (Kamari Chelsea) is a multi-hyphenate media expert, specializing in public relations and content creation. She has helped elevate the brand of many of this generation’s rising and established stars in entertainment, media, fashio
Today on the podcast we welcome Katie Urban a public relations professional and lifestyle blogger. Katie began her career in marketing for a DC-based real estate developer and handled everything from digital analytics to social media, graphic d
S1, E2 Word to the Rise is a podcast full of honest conversations with individuals achieving success in the modern working world. In this episode, we welcome Nate Andorsky, an entrepreneur who blends behavioral economics, data, and technolog
S1, E1: If anyone knows about owning your own niche, it is Jasmine Smith. As an event producer, wedding expert and founder and creator of D.C. Wedding Week, which she describes as "events and experiences for wedding creatives that activate div
Word to the Rise is a podcast full of honest conversations with individuals achieving success in the modern working world. Join us each week as we welcome a guest whose journey is worth sharing. We will dive into their past, present and future,
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