I meet a lot of interesting people and frequent many different businesses. Some are in passing and others have become close friends and reliable places I go to for services. Below are some of my favorite businesses. Check back often, as I’ll be adding more and more in the future.
There are several people I consider to be close confidants and reliable enough to ask to parachute into a jungle to break me out of a guerrilla encampment. When those folks are busy, I hit up my good friend Vegas Lancaster. He is a hilarious comedian and improvisor with The N Crowd. Based out of the Philadelphia area, he is as talented as they come. When he isn’t doing improv or stand up, he hangs out with the equally talented Cat London in a musical improv show called Cat & Vegas and the Temple of Boom. (Also check out their website.) He also does a mean Joe Biden impression.
Comedian. Doctor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Bare-knuckle brawler. While I am only certain about 2/3's of those last three statements, I am 100% certain that he is the person you want to get in touch with when you are looking to facilitate communication. He is a go-to person to help train others in conflict resolution and mediation. His past clients have included urbanists, technologists, and scientists. Neil is also the Executive Director of the Broad Street Review.
As you know I enjoy going to conferences. There is so much to learn there, so many interesting people to meet, and there is wonderful swag. However, the best thing that ever happened to me was meeting fellow adventurer Sebastian Hunt of Exhibition Magic. He is a specialized expo magician. What does that mean? Well if you are a business who has a booth at a conference, you hire Sebastian to hang out at your booth and perform magic tricks. To the untrained eye, it looks like he is just entertaining folks who are passing by. However, he is screening people and sending high quality leads over to the business reps to talk about the product they are trying to sell. He’s very good at it. While he lives in the U.K., we’ve frequently crossed paths at conferences in the U.S. I’m hoping they make a TV series out of our fictional adventures.
Artist. Comedian. Duchess of Zoom and Twitch. K. Coleman Hinners is one of the most talented people I know. She is an incredible artist whose work you should seriously consider purchasing to hang in your home. You can find her often on Twitch when she is live-streaming her art or performing comedy. Be sure to bookmark her site and follower her Twitch Page.