Rogue #22: Barry Rice, Vietnam Veteran and Author

Barry Rice is a Vietnam Veteran - and lives everyday with the reminder of his time serving our country as he manages non-hotchkin’s lymphoma - which he contracted in Vietnam, as many did. 

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Leslie Eiler Thompson
Rogues #20 & 21: Charlie and Andi Ashworth, Founders of Art House America

 Charlie Ashworth, known professionally as producer/composer/arranger/mastermind Charlie Peacock, has worked in music and with artists most of his life. Guiding, forming, and creating music into work that sets trends for the next generation of music-makers. Standing beside him for over 44 years is his wife, Andi Ashworth, who is a care giver and published author.

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Rogue #19: Dave Tate, Retired elite powerlifter & Founder, EliteFTS

Dave Tate, retired powerlifter and trainer, founded Elite Fitness Systems 20 years ago as a way to continue to do the sport he loved while pouring into others and encouraging them to do the same. Elite is also a high-end gym equipment outfitter, which, ultimately, funds the unmeasurable amount of free content they give to those who have ears to listen. 

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Rogue #18: Bill Cakmis, Performance Coach

Bill Cakmis is just about the only person doing what he does in the country. He works with top-tier talent from new anchors to celebrities to athletes to make them better for their job. That may sound vague, and that would be because what he does is rather abstract. 

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Leslie Eiler Thompson
Rogue #17: Kyle Saylors, Film director & producer

Kyle Saylors is a Texan-born, self-proclaimed “shy Kid” and a highly-successful film director and producer, working with the likes of Master P, The Dallas Cowboys, Steve Wonder, and many many more.

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Leslie Eiler Thompson
Rogue #14: Kaitlyn Kirby, Mini Magazine

While a junior in college, Kaitlyn Kirby was given a typical class assignment that led to the birth of an idea. Mere months later, Kaitlyn was on a flight in the early morning hours to Los Angeles for a cover shoot, and back in her bed in Wisconsin by 10:00pm. That whirlwind trip kicked off the rest of her career, and with covers featuring Courtney Kardashian, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Haylie Duff, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez AND MORE - Katitlyn’s budding idea gave way to a remarkable career of extraordinary measures.

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Rogue #13: Justin Sievert, Rogue Lawyer

Justin Sievert could be considered a “rogue lawyer.” The firm that he owns with his business partner launched 2 years ago, and essentially functions as a startup. The practice works with small to medium-sized businesses with an emphasis in sports and fitness fields. In this conversation, we talk about setting priorities, how to balance parenting with a career, and embracing failure without embarrassment. 

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Leslie Eiler Thompson
Rogue #11: Leslie Mosier, Momager to Doug the Pug

Chances are high you follow a little dog named Doug. And he’s a Pug. He’s Doug the Pug. Doug’s mom is also named Leslie, and she invited me to her home in Nashville (and Doug actually greeted me at the door) to talk about her journey. From happenstance to insecurities, and from lucky breaks to hard work, we touched on it all. I learned a lot from Leslie Mosier, and you will too. 

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The Rogue Ones Podcast: Shaun White

My conversation with Shaun White is one of triumph over one’s past - returning to something a little bruised and battered, but with more maturity and drive to accomplish what you started, and finish it with excellence.

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Leslie Eiler Thompson
Rogue #10: Lance Mackey, 4-time Iditarod Champion

Lance is a dog sled musher and leads a team of 16 dogs through Alaskan Wilderness for miles and miles and days and days. But in addition to that, and maybe even more importantly - Lance is a throat cancer survivor, and ex-addict who spent most of his life running from what, it seems, he was born to do.

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Rogue #5: Allan Douglas, A Workplace Rogue

While Allan is a musician, he has found himself a home in the Finance Industry and is LOVING it. In fact, he's said he feels more creative in his current role than he ever did when he worked on Music Row in a fancy corner office with floor to ceiling windows. 

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Leslie Eiler Thompson
Rogue #4: Abigail Flowers, Vocalist

Abi is a vocalist in Nashville with skills in a great many areas, one of which is jazz. Abi has had a long journey with music in her short years, and we touch on the trouble and circumstances of this creative venture - especially in a world like jazz music.

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Bonus: Just a Tip with Mike

A new segment of The Rogue Ones podcast exploring specific pain points of adopting a rogue attitude featuring the one and only, Mike Thompson. 

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