Wilkes-Barre Connect
Episode 10 - Wendy Lindars and Keith Stevenson

Episode 10 - Wendy Lindars and Keith Stevenson

November 1, 2019

Check out episode 10 of the Wilkes-Barre Connect Podcast with guests Wendy Lindars and Keith Stevenson. Wendy and Keith share their long history they have with each other and explain their journey from working in the Print Industry to transitioning into the digital dominated world we live in today.

Episode 9 - So I Quit My Job with Dan Kimbrough

Episode 9 - So I Quit My Job with Dan Kimbrough

October 24, 2019

Dan Kimbrough, founder of Park Multimedia and Kutztown Student, Julia Priest are guest on episode 9. Julia shares her experience as an intern for Park Multimedia and what she learned so far in video and audio production industry. Dan gives insight on his career switch from formal educator to story teller. We get some tips on starting your very own podcast as well as hear some of Dan's most memorable moments.

Episode 8 - Nicole Farber and ENX2 Marketing

Episode 8 - Nicole Farber and ENX2 Marketing

July 22, 2019

In episode eight of the Wilkes-Barre Connect Podcast, we chat with CEO of ENX2 Marketing, Nicole Farber. Nicole shares her mentors and supporters that helped drive the growth of ENX2 and the culture she has created within the business. We also sit down with Senior Paid Search Specialist at ENX2 Marketing, Robyn Snyder, who explains her role at ENX2 and the importance of a positive work environment. 

Episode 7 - Helen Lavelle, Passion with Conviction

Episode 7 - Helen Lavelle, Passion with Conviction

July 15, 2019

In episode seven of the Wilkes-Barre Connect Podcast, we have the pleasure of chatting with Helen Lavelle of Lavelle Strategy Group. Helen describes her passion for the arts and how that passion has helped fuel the Recovery Bank in Scranton for recovering addicts. We hear how strong of an advocate Helen is for the opioid epidemic in NEPA and what programs she stands behind that are helping individuals and families affected by the crisis.

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Episode 6 - Gerard Durling, Kathryn Bondi, and Tim Ooms

Episode 6 - Gerard Durling, Kathryn Bondi, and Tim Ooms

June 21, 2019
In episode six, we chat with Gerard Durling, the founder of Coal Creative and Independent Wrestling TV, Kathryn Bondi, Graphic Designer at Posture as well as President of the Board at AAF, and Tim Ooms, a Wilkes University MBA candidate. Gerard talks with us about his venture in Independent Wrestling that led to Independent Wrestling TV. Kathryn explains her role in the creative world here in NEPA and where she gets her inspiration. Tim Ooms gives insight into his experiences as a graduate student and marketing intern.

 
Episode 5 - Michelle Lehman, Dan Landesburg, and Paige Hepner

Episode 5 - Michelle Lehman, Dan Landesburg, and Paige Hepner

June 14, 2019

In episode five, we sit down with Michelle Lehman the founder of RaeSleeves, Dan Landesburg the Administrative Director of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and Geisinger Marworth, and Paige Hepner a Pharmacy Student at Wilkes University. Michelle shares how she discovered the idea of RaeSleeves during a trip abroad, and how her mentors at the Allen P. Kirby Center have helped spark her love for entrepreneurship. Dan Landesburg speaks about how his opportunities in executive leadership at Geisinger has made him a better leader as a young professional in the healthcare setting, and as a community member. Lastly, we discuss Paige’s success at the first-ever Direct Effect Challenge at the THINK Center, and how her Connect Student Ambassador Position inspired her to get her MBA. cleardot.gif

 
Episode 4 - Tara Siegal, Ryan Hertel, Eddie Okeke

Episode 4 - Tara Siegal, Ryan Hertel, Eddie Okeke

May 31, 2019

In episode four, we speak with the Vice President of Marketing from Lewith and Freeman, Tara Seigel, the owner of Socialocca, Ryan Hertel, and Business Administration and Marketing Student at Misericordia University, Eddie Okeke. We touch on the launch of the Lewith and Freeman website, and also talk about Tara's journey from an entrepreneur to a leader in her Marketing Team. We “Explore the Rainforest” with Ryan, and discuss his journey as a successful entrepreneur in NEPA. Lastly, we get student insight from Eddie about embracing any career path upon graduation. 

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Episode 3 - Kris Jones, Tanner Coleman, and Jayme DeMedio

Episode 3 - Kris Jones, Tanner Coleman, and Jayme DeMedio

May 19, 2019

In episode three, we sit down with local entrepreneur and philanthropist Kris Jones, General Manager of Mobiniti Tanner Coleman, and Business Management student from Misericordia University Jayme DeMedio. We discuss the importance of keeping a work/life balance, and discuss the newest (and largest) commitment Kris Jones has made to NEPA. Tanner discusses the importance of taking risks in your profession, and how they can lead to your greatest lessons. Lastly, Jayme shares her experiences of being an active student in her university, and the importance of time management in order to succeed. 

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Episode 2 - Samuel O’Connell, Holly K. Pilcavage, and Mike Gombita

Episode 2 - Samuel O’Connell, Holly K. Pilcavage, and Mike Gombita

May 10, 2019

In episode two, we speak with Samuel O’Connell, the CEO of Tunefly and Creative Director at CoalCreative. Sam shares with us his background in the film and music industry, and how he came “home” with a renewed energy to grow his career as a storyteller, and differentiate himself in NEPA. We also sit down with Holly Pilcavage the Director of Operations & Business Development at CoalCreative. Holly shares the experience of launching the CoalCreative rebrand. She also talks about her passion project, ‘Project Wednesday’, and gives lasting advice about the importance of finding your passion and sticking to it! Lastly, we hear Misericordia University Grad Student Mike Gombita talk about his different opportunities through internships, and how W-B Connect has provided him with lasting connections for his personal and professional career.

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Episode 1 - Linda Rowe, Meghan Flanagan, and Camaryn Lokuta

Episode 1 - Linda Rowe, Meghan Flanagan, and Camaryn Lokuta

May 2, 2019

In episode one, we sit down with Linda Rowe, the owner of Anchor Me Photography, who gives insight on how her entrepreneurship took off, and how her passion for photography turned into her own business. We also chat with Meghan Flanagan, a young professional that proves networking leads to all the right connections. Lastly, we hear Penn State Marketing Student, Camaryn Lokuta’s take on student engagement and the benefits that involvement produces for students.

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