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Ep.34 Brakes for Breasts—“With a business comes visibility;

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Release Date: 01/08/2020

EP.72: Joanie Butler— EP.72: Joanie Butler—"Curiosity and Grit Will Go a Long Way” 

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Joanie Butler is a Distributor Sales Manager at Arc Zone, Inc.—a top welding supply company in California. She has been with the company for 9 years, but her journey in the skilled trades industry didn’t start there. This small-town girl from northern California started dabbling in the trades as a teenager while 4-wheeling and off roading “with the guys”. Her free spirit and curiosity about how things work continued leading her to a world of adventure and exploration beginning with amateur surfing in the early 90’s. Seeking “more” Joanie taught herself how to weld, got certified...

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Ep.71: Madison Alexander—  “You Have To Respect Yourself!” show art Ep.71: Madison Alexander— “You Have To Respect Yourself!”

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Madison is an experienced car painter who owns her own shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion for cars started as a child while she watched her father and grandfather paint and work on cars “under a shaded tree”. Madison also raced cars as a preteen and then pursued her passion further in high school by enrolling in automotive tech classes. Supported by her teacher and her family, Madison joined several national competitions and became the first female to win the SkillsUSA Automotive and Refinish Technology Division in the state of Tennessee. As her work experience grew, so did her...

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EP.70—Heather Holler: “…Never Sacrifice Your Femininity to Be a Badass!” show art EP.70—Heather Holler: “…Never Sacrifice Your Femininity to Be a Badass!”

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Heather Holler is a freelance rally cross technician. After discovering her love for mechanical work in her early 20’s and attending tech school, she worked for a few local Subaru dealerships, but that wasn’t enough for her—she wanted more! She decided to apply at Vermont Sportscar for a rally cross mechanic position; with some persistence and a 3000-mile move to Vermont, she became the first female mechanic for the team. Shortly after, Heather decided to go freelance and started working with DirtFish Rally School where she has worked for the last 3 seasons. Always wanting to kick it up...

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EP69. Kristen Hope Migues—“If You Want Something, Work Hard and GIVE to Get It”  show art EP69. Kristen Hope Migues—“If You Want Something, Work Hard and GIVE to Get It”

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Kristen Hope Migues is a Monster Truck Driver. She’s driven under five different truck identities including Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Razin Kane, Megalodon, Ice Cream Man, and Wolf's Head. Her love for cars, trucks, and racing began when she was a little girl helping her dad work on cars. As she and her family attended Monster Jam racing tours throughout the years, Kristen’s passion grew stronger and at age 16, she decided she was going to be a driver. Kristen has had several successful years with Monster Jam, but with a nudge from the COVID pandemic, she and her husband jumped on the...

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EP 68: Renee Brinkerhoff, the Valkyrie Racer—“A Brave, Courageous Woman with a Compassionate Heart!” show art EP 68: Renee Brinkerhoff, the Valkyrie Racer—“A Brave, Courageous Woman with a Compassionate Heart!”

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Renee is a rally race driver, but not just any rally race driver--with no prior racing experience, no family background in racing, and barely any knowledge of cars, Renee started rally racing at age 56. Why? Because she wanted to! It was on her bucket list and she just knew she had to do it. Renee has been rally racing for 8 years now. She’s competed in almost all continents of the world including North America, Australia, South America, Asia & Europe, and Africa. Antarctica, the only continent left, is just a matter of time! As if racing around the world wasn’t enough, Renee founded...

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EP. 67-Molly Gursky—“I Do Not Want to Be a Quiet Voice in the Room!” show art EP. 67-Molly Gursky—“I Do Not Want to Be a Quiet Voice in the Room!”

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Molly Gursky is in the driver seat today.  She is the co-owner of Driven Restorations LLC, a classic car and truck restoration shop.  Every vehicle they build is meant to be driven.  Molly always had an interest in cars growing up, taking auto shop twice in high school and getting Chilton auto repair manuals out of the library for light weekend reading.  After high school, she attended UW River Falls receiving her BS in Animal Science. Helping her husband, Steve build his business on nights and weekends, she spent 9 years as a Dairy Nutritionist and Sales Team Leader. Then...

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EP66: Amy Bogner—Being a Single Mother in Our Industry show art EP66: Amy Bogner—Being a Single Mother in Our Industry

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Amy Bogner is in the driver seat.  She is a single mother and refinish technician veteran.  She was invited to an all female build that was featured at SEMA and she has taught BOCES auto body classes to high school age kids.  Sit back and enjoy the ride. Amy's Contact Info: Instagram: @   I am excited to connect with you! The Femcanic audience feedback drives the show. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 953-6380.   What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,...

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EP65: Megan Meyer—Stepping Out of the Driver Seat & Into Life After Racing show art EP65: Megan Meyer—Stepping Out of the Driver Seat & Into Life After Racing

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Megan Meyer is in the driver seat.  Megan is a NHRA Top Alcohol Drag Race driver.  Megan holds the record for the fastest Pro-Sportsman female in 1/4 mile: 5.11 seconds at 285 MPH, and is the Winningest Pro-Sportsman female driver in the NHRA. At the end of the 2019 season, Megan became the first women in the history of the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster class to win the World Championship. Not only is she a record-breaking driver, she is a graphic designer and entrepreneur.  Megan's Contact Info: Instagram: @meganmeyer.racing Facebook: https://meganmeyer.racing/   I am...

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EP64: Toni Avery--“I Can’t See Myself Doing Anything Else!” show art EP64: Toni Avery--“I Can’t See Myself Doing Anything Else!”

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Toni Avery is in the driver seat.  She is the owner of girlsdrivefasttoo.com, which covers new and vintage car reviews, racing schools, track days and other industry events.  She has reviewed nearly 70 press cars to date, is a high performance and teen safety driving instructor and has spent her entire career on race tracks in everything from Miatas to open-wheel formula cars.  Tune in, sit back and enjoy the ride! Toni's Contact Info: Instagram: @girlsdrivefasttoo Facebook:   YourTube: ?  LinkedIn :https://www.linkedin.com/in/toni-avery-b8442a29/ Twitter: ...

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EP63: Elana Scherr--“The Secret to Success: Stay in it, assess, adjust your approach!” show art EP63: Elana Scherr--“The Secret to Success: Stay in it, assess, adjust your approach!”

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Elana Scherr is an automotive journalist with an expansive career! She was a staff editor at Hot Rod Magazine and the former editor in chief at Roadkill Magazine. Currently, she is a columnist at Car and Driver, she does new car reviews for Edmunds, and writes features and short stories for Sports Car Market, Road & Track, and other automotive online publications. Join us in this episode for an insightful talk about the importance of diversity in any field (not just automotive); the subtle ways women are treated differently in the workplace; and what it means to be a “car person”....

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Laura Frank & Leigh Anne Best are the co-founders of Brakes for Breasts—an organization that fundraises with more than 100 independent auto repair shops across the U.S. and Canada to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. As of 2018, they have raised almost $750, 000 with the goal of reaching $1 million by the end of this year! With combined experience of over 30 years in the automotive industry, Laura and Leigh Anne have created the perfect WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN scenario where the customer, the shop, the vendor, AND the world wins! Join us on this episode to hear how these “big thinkers” are reaching their goal of “saving the world” one auto shop at a time. 

You can find out how to get involved by visiting their website at https://www.brakesforbreasts.com/

 

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