Arkast: arkansas podcast Convention 2022 PANELISTS
Founder & CEO, Balance by Hilary
Hilary is the creator and owner of Balance by Hilary – a wellness brand that offers multi-faceted programs for women ready to embrace a fit body, confidence, and a healthy mindset using a balanced approach to losing weight eating the foods they love. Hilary harnesses the power of social media to reach women all over the world to provide value via the Balance by Hilary app, which includes resources, workouts, recipes, community, support, & more. She partners with brands through affiliate work, hosts in-person trainings, and has shared her personal weight loss story in publications such as People magazine, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Access Hollywood, the Drs on CBS, various news outlets & podcasts.
Founder & CEO, Snubie
Chad Jones launched Snubie.com in 2009, which has grown to be an industry leader in tobacco harm reduction and modern nicotine alternatives. Snubie.com offers news, reviews, and information in a variety of formats, including articles and videos. The Snubie Podcast launched in 2015, and is listened to all over the world. In 2017, Chad founded the Snus Con event which became an industry resource for networking those in the tobacco harm reduction industry. Since 2018, Chad has engaged in a multitude of collaborations and has released Snubie-branded products in markets all over the world. Snubie has millions of readers, listeners, and viewers all across the globe, but is based in the small town of Holland, Arkansas.
Host of Transcending La Familia
Author & Poet to published books called Eternal Waters of Life, Love, & Grace, Accepting his Asperger Tendencies, & Helping Hands with Hope. I am a certified, accredited through UDEMY, Therapeutic art coach & spiritual life coach. Being an Arkansas Tech University Alumni is how I got my ACTFL certification to teach Spanish & BA in Journalism with emphasis in print. Owner of Zeledon Help where I am a translator and interpreter and director of nonprofit Learning idiom where we teach english & spanish virtually as well as art. My organization is the first bilingual publishing company in arkansas. We publish books in spanish and english, as well as audio books. Podcast host to Moving Mountains For You & Spanglish podcast Transcending La Familia. I have one son, Kevin who is a published autistic author. He is 10. My personal mission is to break language & culture barriers by perfecting peoples english and spanish. Love to create inspirational content for parents and love being part of life changing opportunities for young adults.
Founder & CEO, Arkie Travels
Sarah Heer is an award-winning travel enthusiast, celebrating all things Arkansas at “Arkie Travels” and in hosting the “Hey Arkansas!” podcast. Heer and her husband, Paul, travel the Natural State, visiting locally owned shops and restaurants, staying at unique Airbnbs and boutique hotels, exploring hidden waterfalls, trails and swimming holes, and showing off what makes Arkansas the best kept secret in the South. In 2020, the couple completed a YouTube video series on all 52 Arkansas State Parks, which led to the creation of the 52 Arkansas State Parks Challenge Scratch-Off Map, which can be found at visitors centers and shops all over the state as well as online at ArkansasAlley.com. Earlier this year, “Arkie Travels” was the proud recipient of the Rising Star Award for excellence in Arkansas tourism and, since then, Heer has added the “Hey Arkansas!” podcast to her lineup — shining a light on the amazing things Arkansans are doing statewide and beyond.
Cliff & Susan Prowse
Singers/Songwriters, Cliff and Susan
Cliff & Susan are a married international touring duo armed with a piano, fiddle, and guitar, based in Little Rock, Arkansas. They launched a podcast, the Cliff & Susan Podcast, where they give a glimpse into their lives and educate, entertain, and inspire.
They are owners of Big Red Dog Productions, a Music Production and Artist Development company located in Hensley, Arkansas. Susan is the Marketing & Entertainment Director for Willy D's Rock & Roll Piano Bar in the Little Rock River Market. They have an e-commerce store, branded Rainy Ray, where you can find their handmade jewelry, apparel, and artwork. Their Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival won Arkansas's Best New Festival of the Year, and 2021 Best Virtual Event & Best Promotional Video.
In 2021, Cliff & Susan were accepted into The Recording Academy as voting members, and named Arkansas Country Music Award’s Promoters of the Year.
Dr. Phillip fletcher
Host of Humanity Matters
Dr. Phil Fletcher is the founder of Arrowmaker, a brand dedicated to the ideas of a personal God, human dignity, freedom, self-determination, and responsibility to advance human flourishing of individuals living in proximity to each other in our world. He is the founder and executive director of The City of Hope Outreach (CoHO), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in Conway, Arkansas and has been hosting the Humanity Matters Podcast for several years.
Leo cummings, III
Host of Pull Up A Chair
Leo Cummings III is an experienced podcaster and the previous host of the Black Dude White Dude Podcast and is launching a new show, Pull Up A Chair with Leo Cummings III. Leo mixes both video and audio-only versions of his content to distribute across all mediums.
Host of I Hate Real Estate
Jamie Taylor is the host of the I Hate Real Estate Podcast. She started podcasting when she launched the Block Talk Podcast in Little Rock which aims to add value to your block of time by highlighting the contributions of our community and it’s leaders in a fun, exciting way! From there, Jamie was able to help a few other local podcasts/podcasters get their start, and ultimately moved from hyper local to a national reach with the launch of her most recent show: ‘I Hate Real Estate.’ Borrowing from real life, she shares and reviews stories alongside her favorite attorney- about what truth REALLY lies behind those HGTV stories you see neatly tied up into a 30-minute TV show.
Regardless of subject, Jamie’s specialty is people and her platform is podcasting!
Host of the Drive-In Speakerbox
Bo Counts hosts the film and tv review podcast The Drive-In Speakerbox, available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Youtube, and more. Bo has a unique perspective as a professional that works in the film and tv industry. Recorded in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this podcaster is homegrown in the Natural State.